Thomas Edison Quotes About Technology, Exams, Success, Electricity

The full name of Thomas Edison is Thomas Alva Edison. He was an American inventor and businessman. He has been described as America’s greatest inventor. Here we have shared Thomas Edison quotes about technology, exams, success, electricity, health, perseverance, overalls, opportunity, inspirational, and motivational.

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, United States, and died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey, United States. His spouse’s name Mina Miller (m. 1886–1931), Mary Stilwell (m. 1871–1884).

Thomas Edison quotes

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

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

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge…” – 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 A. Edison

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

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“Success is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration!” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“I’ve never made a mistake. I’ve only learned from experience.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Hard work, nothing to divert my thought, clear air and simple food made my life very pleasant.”  – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“What you are will show in what you do.”  – Thomas A. Edison

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“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we’re just trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

“The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.” – Thomas A. Edison

“I don’t live with the past; I am living for to-day and to-morrow.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

“Good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” – Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

“If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“I didn’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.” – Thomas A. Edison

“What a man’s mind can create, man’s character should control.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“I have never failed, I’ve only shown the way I did it before doesn’t work.”― Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

“I do not believe in the God of the theologians, but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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“Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

“We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.” – Thomas A. Edison

“I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off.” – Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

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

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

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

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

“Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

I start where the last man left off. – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great ideas originate in the muscles. – Thomas A. Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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