Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was a famous American inventor and entrepreneur, who held a world record of 1,093 patents, for which he was nicknamed 'The Wizard of Menlo Park'.
Created the world's first industrial research laboratory. He invented the light bulb, the film camera, the phonograph, a battery for electric cars and many other things. Edison's numerous inventions have greatly influenced the modern world.
He was a man who was characterized by his perseverance in hard work until he achieved the success he sought. According to him, most people simply give up when things get tough and stay where they are. We hope that these beautiful quotes inspire you to persevere in all your efforts in life so you can become someone of success.
Famous quotes by Thomas Edison
Five percent of people think; ten percent of people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent preferred to die rather than think.
Discontent is the first need for progress. Show me a completely satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
We must remember that good fortune often occurs when the opportunity meets the preparation.
We do not know one millionth of one percent of anything.
What you are will be shown in what you do.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and is often more unfair to youth.
To have a great idea, have many of them.
The first requirement for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to a problem, incessantly and without getting tired.
What the mind of man can create, the character of man can control.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally surprise ourselves.
There is a way to do better; Find it.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The safest way to succeed is always to try again.
When you have exhausted all possibilities, I remember this; You have not done it.
Many of life's failures are from people who don't realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I have never had a work day in my life. Everything is fun.
Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, nor merciful, nor loving.
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this; You have not done it.
Everything comes to those who hurry while waiting.
Our schools are not teaching students to think. It is surprising how many young people have difficulty putting their brains definitively and systematically to work.
I find out what the world needs. Then I go forward and try to invent it.
There is no substitute for hard work.
The opportunity is often lost because she is dressed in a jumpsuit and looks like a job.
Just because something doesn't happen as you planned, it doesn't mean it's useless.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a lot of garbage.
People are not remembered for the number of times they fail, but for the number of times they succeeded.
The value of an idea lies in its use.
We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.
I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that don't work.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the least you can afford to waste or lose.
I owe my success to the fact that I never had a watch in my workshop.
The main function of the body is to accompany the brain.
The best thoughts have been made in solitude. The worst have been made in agitation.
We really don't have a lot of data on the subject, and without data, how can we reach definitive conclusions?
The doctor of the future will not give any medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in the human diet and in the cause and prevention of diseases.
Personally, I like to work around 18 hours a day. In addition to the short naps I take each day, I average four to five hours of sleep a night.
I believe in the existence of a Supreme Intelligence that permeates the Universe.
There is no recourse to which a man does not go to avoid the real work of thinking.
I have normal friends whose friendship would not change for the favor of the kings of the world.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, sticking and common sense.
A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor outcome.
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of the future life for people or of a personal God.
Those who say that it is impossible should not interrupt those who are trying.
I do not believe in the God of theologians; but that there is a Supreme Intelligence, I do not doubt it.
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!
Nature is really wonderful. Only man is truly dirty.
During all those years of experimentation and research, I never made a discovery. All my work was deductive, and the results I obtained were those of invention, pure and simple.
As a cure for worry, work is better than whiskey.
Anything that is not sold, I do not want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility and utility is success.
Great ideas originate in the muscles.
I never did anything by chance, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; They came for work.
The body is a community formed by its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
Courage consists of who you are and not what you have.
There are no rules here; We are trying to achieve something.
I find my greatest pleasure, and therefore my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
In my opinion, old teachers are not art; Its value is in shortage.
Be brave. I have seen many depressions in business. America has always emerged from these, strong and more prosperous. Be brave like your parents. Have faith. Go forward
Negative results are just what I want. They are as valuable to me as the positive results. I can't find what works best until I find what doesn't work.
Nonviolence guides the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still wild.
X-rays ... I'm afraid of them. I stopped experimenting with them two years ago, when I was about to lose my sight and Dally, my assistant practically lost the use of both arms.
I am proud of the fact that I have never invented weapons to kill.
My mind is incapable of conceiving something like a soul. I may be wrong, and man can have a soul; But I just don't believe it. What a soul can be is beyond my comprehension.
I start where the last man left him.
I am convinced that the body is composed of entities that are intelligent and are directed by this Higher Power. When you cut your finger, I think it is the intelligence of these entities that heals the wound. When one is sick, it is the intelligence of these entities that brings convalescence. Do you know that there are living cells in the body so small that the microscope cannot find them? The entities that give life and soul to the human body are finer and are infinitely beyond the reach of our best scientific instruments. When these entities leave the body, the body is like a ship without a rudder: desert, motionless and dead.