Thomas A. Edison
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Thomas A. Edison
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Religion is all bunk.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
I start where the last man left off.
What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.
We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.
To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
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…
Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
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