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Thomas A. Edison Quotes

(1847-1931), American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

Category: Ideas

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Category: Invention And Inventor

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.

Category: Invention And Inventor

We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything.

Category: Knowledge

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

Category: Life And Living

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

Category: Maturity

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around

Category: Mind

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists -- proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

Category: Miracles

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Category: Opportunity

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Category: Opportunity

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Category: Patience

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

Category: Perseverance

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Category: Perseverance

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Category: Perseverance

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.

Category: Perseverance