300+ Memorable Thomas Edison Quotes To Inspire Perseverance

As one of the most prolific and renowned inventors of his time, Thomas Edison’s words have been quoted time and time again. Here are some notable quotes by the man himself.

Thomas Edison – Businessman and Inventor

Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting light bulb.

Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison’s inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures.

His advanced work in these fields was an outgrowth of his early career as a telegraph operator. Edison developed a system of electric-power generation and distribution to homes, businesses, and factories – a crucial development in the modern industrialized world.

Due to his successes and perseverance in the face of adversity, Edison is considered one of the most famous and iconic figures in American history. Here are some of his most memorable quotes:

Famous Quotes by Thomas Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

– Thomas Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - 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


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


Not everything of value in life comes from books experience the world.

– Thomas Edison

Not everything of value in life comes from books experience the world. - Thomas Edison


There cannot be overproduction of anything which men and women want. And their wants are unlimited, except by the size of their stomachs.

– Thomas Edison

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I have determined that there is no market for talking pictures.

– Thomas Edison


Never Say I Failed 99 Times, Say I Discovered 99 Ways Which Causes Failure!

– Thomas Edison


Two percent. is genius, and ninety eight percent is hard work.

– Thomas Edison


I never once failed at making a light bulb. I just found out 99 ways not to make one.

– Thomas Edison


Seeming to do is not doing.

– Thomas Edison


There are no rules here we’re trying to accomplish something.

– Thomas Edison


I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.

– Thomas Edison


Hard work, nothing to divert my thought, clear air and simple food made my life very pleasant.

– Thomas Edison


A teacher sent the following note home with a six year old boy ‘He is too stupid to learn.’ That boy was Thomas A. Edison.

– 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


Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Best Thomas Edison Quotes

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


I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

– Thomas Edison


Consider data without prejudice.

– Thomas Edison


I was always afraid of things that worked the first time. Long experience proved that there were great drawbacks found generally before they could be got commercial; but here was something there was no doubt of.

– Thomas Edison


The most necessary task of civilization is to teach people how to think. It should be the primary purpose of our public schools. The mind of a child is naturally active, it develops through exercise. Give a child plenty of exercise, for body and brain. The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning, and it lays more stress on memory than observation.

– Thomas Edison


As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

– Thomas Edison


There seems to be no limit to which some men will go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thinking is hard work.

– 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


This problem, once solved, will be simple.

– Thomas Edison


From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.

– Thomas Edison


The strength of the Constitution, lies in the will of the people to defend it.

– Thomas Edison


All bibles are manmade.

– 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


Do the thing and the power will come.

– Thomas Edison

Do the thing and the power will come. - Thomas Edison


Tomorrow is my exam but I don’t care because a single sheet of paper can’t decide my future.

– Thomas Edison


There is a better way for everything. Find it.

– Thomas Edison


Quotes from Edison

The trouble with most people is that they quit before they start.

– 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


Interest is the invention of Satan.

– 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


Friendship is the heaven of life.

– Thomas Edison

Friendship is the heaven of life. - Thomas Edison


Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward.

– Thomas Edison


There is far more danger in public than in private monopoly, for when Government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayers. Government never makes ends meet and that is the first requisite of business.

– Thomas Edison


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

– 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


Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eightyfive percent would rather die than think.

– Thomas Edison


Accomplishing something provides the only real satisfaction in life.

– Thomas Edison


I cannot believe in the immortality of the soul. No, all this talk of an existence for us, as individuals, beyond the grave is wrong. It is born of our tenacity of life our desire to go on living our dread of coming to an end.

– Thomas Edison


To Monsieur Eiffel the Engineer, the brave builder of so gigantic and original a specimen of modern Engineering from one who has the greatest respect and admiration for all Engineers including the Great Engineer the Bon Dieu.

– Thomas Edison


I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks.

– Thomas Edison


The radio craze will die out in time.

– Thomas Edison


Quotations by Thomas Edison

Somewhere between the ages of eleven and fifteen, the average child begins to suffer from an atrophy, the paralysis of curiosity and the suspension of the power to observe. The trouble, I should judge, to lie with the schools.

– Thomas Edison


What you are will show in what you do.

– Thomas Edison


I’ve never made a mistake. I’ve only learned from experience.

– Thomas Edison

I’ve never made a mistake. I’ve only learned from experience. - Thomas Edison


A man’s best friend is a good wife.

– Thomas Edison

A man’s best friend is a good wife. - Thomas Edison


The endeavor to change universal power by selfish supplication I do not believe in.

– Thomas Edison


The dove is my emblem.

– Thomas Edison


I try not to invent things that people don’t need.

– Thomas Edison


In creating technology for ourselves we created it for the world.

– Thomas Edison


I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.

– Thomas Edison


I failed my way to success.

– Thomas Edison


Nature is truly wonderful. Only man is truly foul.

– Thomas Edison

Nature is truly wonderful. Only man is truly foul. - 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


Work while others are wishing.

– Thomas Edison

Work while others are wishing. - Thomas Edison


I would rather have one man with enthusiasm working with me than ten who are complacent.

– Thomas Edison


The inventor can’t do it all, you’ve got to change people. We have an enormous capacity to invent super machinery. But our desire to install the device is weak. Human inertia is the problem, not invention. Something in man makes him resist change.

– Thomas Edison


What is a college? An institute of learning. What is a business? An institute of learning. Life, itself, is an institute of learning.

– Thomas Edison


Thomas Edison Sayings

An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.

– Thomas Edison


The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity.

– Thomas Edison


Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.

– Thomas Edison

A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job. - Thomas Edison


I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn’t work.

– Thomas Edison


We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.

– Thomas Edison


I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention. It’s their ‘ideas’ that appeal to me. I am quite correctly described as ’more of a sponge than an inventor.

– Thomas Edison


The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Sticktoitiveness, and Common sense.

– Thomas Edison


Focus on how the end user customers perceive the impact of your innovation rather than on how you, the innovators, perceive it.

– Thomas Edison


The injurious agent in cigarettes comes principally from the burning paper wrapper. The substance thereby formed is called acrolein. It has a violent action on the nerve centers, producing degeneration of the cells of the brain, which is quite rapid among boys. Unlike most narcotics, this degeneration is permanent and uncontrollable. I employ no person who smokes cigarettes.

– 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


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

– Thomas Edison


A lawsuit is the suicide of time.

– Thomas Edison


The man who doesn’t make up his mind to cultivate the habit of thinking misses the greatest pleasure in life.

– Thomas Edison


We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.

– Thomas Edison


Edison Quote Collection

You only fail when you stop trying.

– Thomas Edison


I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

– Thomas Edison


Nothing that’s good works by itself, you’ve got to make the damn thing work.

– Thomas Edison


The great trouble is that the preachers get the children from six to seven years of age and then it is almost impossible to do anything with them.

– Thomas Edison


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration. As a result, a genius is often a talented person who has simply done all of his homework.

– Thomas Edison


I remember that I was never able to get along at school. I was at the foot of the class.

– Thomas Edison


When down in the mouth, remember Jonah. He came out all right.

– Thomas Edison


Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison

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


We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.

– 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


First be sure a thing is wanted or needed, then go ahead.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Sleep is like a drug. Take too much at a time and it makes you dopey. You lose time and opportunities.

– Thomas Edison


Nonviolence 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


It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National Wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges, at the hands of men, who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan.

– Thomas Edison


Quotes by Thomas Edison

Sticking to it is the genius.

– Thomas Edison


A genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

– Thomas Edison


Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.

– 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.

– Thomas Edison


Mr. Edison worked endlessly on a problem, using the method of elimination. If a person asked him if he were discouraged because so many attempts proved unavailing, he would say, No, I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

– Thomas Edison


Every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy.

– Thomas Edison

Every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy. - Thomas Edison


There’s a way to do it better find it.

– Thomas Edison


I have never failed, I’ve only shown the way I did it before doesn’t work.

– Thomas Edison


I am a vegetarian as well as a passionate anti-alcoholic, because I can thus make better use of my brain.

– Thomas Edison


Most of my ideas belonged to other people who never bothered to develop them.

– Thomas Edison


My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.

– Thomas Edison


Large portions of life’s disappointments are individuals who did not understand that they were so near achievement when they surrendered.

– Thomas Edison


Let the public throw bouquets to the inventors and in time we will all be happy.

– 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


Baseball is the greatest of American games. Some say football, but it is my firm belief, and it shall always be, that baseball has no superior.

– Thomas Edison


I can never pick up a thing without wishing to improve it.

– Thomas Edison

I can never pick up a thing without wishing to improve it. - Thomas Edison


Top Quotes by Thomas Edison

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.

– Thomas Edison


The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

– Thomas Edison


Having a vision for what you want is not enough…Vision without execution is hallucination.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

– Thomas Edison


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

– 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


I am so deaf I am debarred from hearing all the time articulation and have to depend on the judgment of others.

– Thomas Edison


I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait till oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

– Thomas Edison


It is remarkable to what lengths people will go to avoid thought.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

– Thomas Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress. - Thomas Edison


I think work is the world’s greatest fun.

– Thomas Edison

I think work is the world’s greatest fun. - Thomas Edison


The money one gets for selling one’s soul is always spent in deadening one’s conscience, so the net gain at the end of a lifetime is no greater than if the diabolic bargain had not been struck.

– Thomas Edison


I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

– Thomas Edison


A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.

– Thomas Edison

A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result. - Thomas Edison


Thomas Edison Quotations

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother’s keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful .

– Thomas Edison


None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one percent inspiration and ninetynine percent perspiration.

– Thomas Edison


I will not say I failed 1000 times, I will say that I discovered there are 1000 ways that can cause failure.

– Thomas Edison


I am 67, but I’m not too old to make a fresh start.

– Thomas Edison


Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!

– Thomas Edison


My success is due more to my ability to work continuously on one thing without stopping than to any other single quality.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


I have better use for my brain than to poison it with alcohol. To put alcohol in the human brain is like putting sand in the bearings of an engine.

– Thomas Edison


His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.

– Thomas Edison


If I could solve all the problems myself, I would.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


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

– 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


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

– Thomas Edison


Fools call wise men fools. A wise man never calls any man a fool.

– Thomas Edison


The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world.

– Thomas Edison


Thomas Edison Words of Wisdom

The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.

– Thomas Edison


When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this you haven’t.

– Thomas Edison


The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours.

– Thomas Edison


Continued innovation is the best way to beat the competition.

– Thomas Edison


Absorb ideas from every source.

– Thomas Edison


I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.

– Thomas Edison


I didn’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Each time you fail, you have eliminated another wrong option.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something.

– Thomas Edison


Vision without execution is delusion.

– Thomas Edison

Vision without execution is delusion. - Thomas Edison


Failure is really a matter of conceit. People don’t work hard because, in their conceit, they imagine they’ll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they’ll wake up some day and find themselves rich. Actually, they’ve got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Nobody knows whether our personalities pass on to another existence or sphere, but if we can evolve an instrument so delicate to be manipulated by our personality as it survives in the next life such an instrument ought to record something…

– Thomas Edison


If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

– Thomas Edison


Most Quoted Thomas Edison Words

We haven’t failed. We now know a thousand things that won’t work, so we are much closer to finding what will.

– Thomas Edison


I get my ideas from listening from within.

– Thomas Edison

I get my ideas from listening from within. - Thomas Edison


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

– 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


Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

– Thomas Edison


Success is based on imagination plus ambition and the will to work.

– Thomas Edison


Life’s most soothing things are a child’s goodnight and sweet music.

– Thomas Edison


The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


Youth doesn’t take advice.

– Thomas Edison


Radio is just a fashion contrivance that will soon die out. It is obvious that there never will be invented a proper receiver!

– Thomas Edison


Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.

– Thomas Edison


I start where the last man left off.

– Thomas Edison


I do not believe in the God of the theologians; but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.

– Thomas Edison

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Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.

– Thomas Edison


We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, atremble on the verge of vast discoveries discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.

– Thomas Edison


Inspiring Thomas Edison Quotes

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison

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


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

– Thomas Edison


I think that Ingersoll had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed. Judging from the past, I cannot help thinking that the intention of the Supreme Intelligence that rules the world is to ultimately make such a type of man universal.

– 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


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 Edison


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

– Thomas Edison


If I had not had so much ambition and not tried to do so many things, I probably would have been happier, but less useful.

– Thomas Edison


The First 40 hours of work per week are for survival. Everything after that is for success.

– Thomas Edison


For 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


Religion is all bunk.

– Thomas Edison


You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.

– Thomas Edison


There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start a new.

– Thomas Edison


Never be discouraged, because every wrong turn attempt, when left behind you, is another step forward taking you closer to your goals.

– Thomas Edison


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

– Thomas Edison

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


There is no substitute for hard work.

– Thomas Edison

There is no substitute for hard work. - Thomas Edison


Motivational Thomas Edison Quotes

I’ve realized that most of my best ideas have followed a good night’s sleep.

– Thomas Edison


People are not remembered by how few times they fail, but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward.

– Thomas Edison


Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

– Thomas Edison


I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.

– Thomas Edison


Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun.

– Thomas Edison


It’s obvious that we don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything.

– Thomas Edison


Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt.

– Thomas Edison


I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.

– Thomas Edison


Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

– 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


I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.

– Thomas Edison


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 Edison


No, I haven’t failed thousands of times. On the contrary, I have successfully eliminated thousands of ideas that do not work!

– Thomas Edison


I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off.

– Thomas Edison


We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy – sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

– Thomas Edison


Great ideas originate in the muscles.

– Thomas Edison


Thomas Edison Inspirational Quotes

Because I readily absorb ideas from every source frequently starting where the last person left off I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.

– Thomas Edison


The biggest failure of man is that he gives up before he realizes how close he was to success.

– 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. They may even discover the germ of old age.

– Thomas Edison


When you become quiet, it just dawns on you.

– Thomas Edison

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