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34 Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes



34 Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American Inventor and businessman who held a world record of 1,093 patents, he was dubbed ‘The Wizard Of Menlo Park’. He created the worlds first industrial research laboratory. He invented the light bulb, the motion picture camera, the phonograph, a stock ticker, a battery for electric cars, and numerous other inventions. Edison’s numerous inventions have influenced the world greatly.

He was a man who persevered until he succeeded, and he didn’t stop until he got what he wanted. Most people just give up when things get tough, and remain where they are. May you be inspired by his quotes to persevere in all your endeavours in life so that you become an individual of success.

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” Thomas Edison

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

“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” Thomas Edison

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Thomas Edison

“I have not failed 700 times. 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

“I failed my way to success.” Thomas Edison

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

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

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

“There are no rules – we’re trying to accomplish something.” Thomas Edison

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

“I never did anything worth doing by accident.” Thomas Edison

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

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

“When a man desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.” Thomas Edison

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

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

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

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

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work: second, stick-to-itiveness: third, common sense.” 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

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

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

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

“There is time for everything.” Thomas Edison

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

“You can’t realise your dreams unless you have one to begin with.” Thomas Edison

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

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

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

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

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




My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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