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Thomas A. Edison Quotes

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

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Category: Pleasure

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.

Category: Possibilities

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Category: Progress

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.

Category: Results

Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.

Category: Rules

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Category: Satisfaction

To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.

Category: Scarcity

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

Category: Solitude

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Category: Success

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.

Category: Trying

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

Category: Waste

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.

Category: Work

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Category: Work