35+ Thomas Edison Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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Thomas Alva Edison created the world’s first industrial research laboratory. He invented the light bulb, movie camera, phonograph, battery for electric cars, and many other things. Edison’s many inventions have greatly influenced the modern world.

Enjoy our collection of quotes and thoughts from one of the great inventors in history, Thomas Edison. He was a great believer in perseverance, in constant work and not giving up.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

– Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

1. “You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.” – Thomas Alva Edison

2. “The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world.” – Thomas Alva Edison

3. “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” – Thomas Alva Edison

4. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

5. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Alva Edison

6. “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas Alva Edison

7. “Not everything of value in life comes from books- experience the world.” – Thomas Alva Edison

8. “Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.” – Thomas Alva Edison

9.Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

10. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

11. “The man who doesn’t make up his mind to cultivate the habit of thinking misses the greatest pleasure in life.” – Thomas Alva Edison

12. “If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Alva Edison

13. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Alva Edison

14.Nature is truly wonderful. Only man is truly foul.” – Thomas Alva Edison

15. “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Alva Edison

16. “There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking.” – Thomas Alva Edison

17. “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” – Thomas Alva Edison

18. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” – Thomas Alva Edison

19. “I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

20. “We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.” – Thomas Alva Edison

21. “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” – Thomas Alva Edison

22. “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” – Thomas Alva Edison

23. “You only fail when you stop trying.” – Thomas Alva Edison

24. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Alva Edison

25. “I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas Alva Edison

26. “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

27. “Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.” – Thomas Alva Edison

28. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas Alva Edison

29. “The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.” – Thomas Alva Edison

30. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Alva Edison

31. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Alva Edison

32. “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas Alva Edison

33. “To do much clear thinking a person must arrange for regular periods of solitude when they can concentrate and indulge the imagination without distraction.” – Thomas Alva Edison

34. “The strength of the Constitution, lies in the will of the people to defend it.” – Thomas Alva Edison

35. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Alva Edison

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