Thomas Edison Quotes & Wallpapers


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Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison

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

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. Thomas Edison

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants. Thomas Edison

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thomas Edison

The memory of Tom Paine will outlive all this. No man who helped to lay the foundations of our liberty - who stepped forth as the champion of so difficult a cause - can be permanently obscured by such attacks. Tom Paine should be read by his countrymen. I commend his fame to their hands. Thomas Edison

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison

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

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

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas Edison

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

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

Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction-faith in fiction is a damnable false hope. Thomas Edison

The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison

So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake... Religion is all bunk. Thomas Edison

I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours - and thrived on it. Thomas Edison

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

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

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. Thomas Edison

Education isn't play - and it can't be made to look like play. It is hard, hard work. But it can be made interesting work. Thomas Edison

The very first thing an executive must have is a fine memory. Of course it does not follow that a man with a fine memory is necessarily a fine executive. But if he has the memory he has the first qualification, and if he has not the memory nothing else matters. Thomas Edison

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whisky. Thomas Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. Thomas Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas Edison

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. Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison

Great ideas originate in the muscles. Thomas Edison

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

There's a way to do it better - find it. Thomas Edison

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

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

It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an intuition-and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise. This thing gives out and then that-'Bugs'-as such little faults and difficulties are called-show themselves and months of anxious watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success-or failure-is certainly reached. Thomas Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas Edison

Everyone steals in commerce and industry. I've stolen a lot, myself. But I know how to steal! They don't know how to steal! Thomas Edison

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. Thomas Edison

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. Thomas Edison

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

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

The value of an idea lies in the using of it. Thomas Edison

There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison

They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. Thomas Edison

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

What you are will show in what you do. Thomas Edison

The stomach is the only part of man which can be fully satisfied. The yearning of man's brain for new knowledge and experience and for more pleasant and comfortable surroundings never can be completely met. It is an appetite which cannot be appeased. Thomas Edison

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

There is far more opportunity than there is ability. Thomas Edison

If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison

Through all the years of experimenting and research, I never once made a discovery. I start where the last man left off.... All my work was deductive, and the results I achieved were those of invention pure and simple. Thomas Edison

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison

I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it. Thomas Edison

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

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. Thomas Edison

I start where the last man left off. Thomas Edison

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

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. Thomas Edison

My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul. I may be in error, and man may have a soul; but I simply do not believe it. What a soul may be is beyond my understanding. Thomas Edison

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. Thomas Edison

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on. Thomas Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas Edison

I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun. Thomas Edison

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

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Thomas Edison

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. Thomas Edison

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Thomas Edison

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident Thomas Edison

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison

I believe in the existence of a Supreme Intelligence pervading the Universe. Thomas Edison

It is very beautiful over there! Thomas Edison



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