Thomas A. Edison Quotes

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  • Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best

  • No Such Thing as Bad Results

  • The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus.

  • There is no substitute for hard work.

  • Ideas without execution are hallucinations.

  • The dove is my emblem.

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

  • Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me - the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love - He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us - nature did it all - not the gods of the religions.

    New York Times, October 2, 1910.
  • Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and physical application.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remember, life is all what you focus on. Learn lessons and keep moving forward towards your goals and dreams... "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

  • Failure is the most effective technique to optimize strategic planning, implementation and processes.

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

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

    "Thomas A. Edison, Benefactor of Mankind: The Romantic Life Story of the World's Greatest Inventor". Book by Francis Trevelyan Miller, 1931.
  • The greatest discoveries will be along spiritual lines. This is the field where miracles are going to happen. Spiritual power is the greatest underdeveloped power and has the greatest future.

  • I'll try anything...I'll even try Limburger cheese!

  • Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.

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

  • 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.

    Ford Times, Vol. 6, p. 136, 1912.
  • A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

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

  • To those searching for truth -- not the truth of dogma and darkness but the truth brought by reason, search, examination, and inquiry, discipline is required. For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction -- faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.

  • 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.

  • I never once made a discovery ... I speak without exaggeration that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light ... Yet in only two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory.

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

  • The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization.... Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

  • 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.

  • Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.

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

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    Thomas A. Edison

    • Born: February 11, 1847
    • Died: October 18, 1931
    • Occupation: Inventor