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Quotes by Thomas edison - (24 quotes)

Thomas Edison - From the Ability category:

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Activity category:

Seeming to do is not doing. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Ambition category:

If I had not had so much ambition and not tried to do so many things, I probably would have been happier, but less useful. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Failure category:

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Failure category:

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Failure category:

Each time you fail, you have eliminated another wrong option. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Failure category:

I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Fun category:

I never did a day's work in my life – it was all fun. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Genius category:

Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Ideas category:

To have a great idea, have a lot of them. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Ideas category:

I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Masters category:

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

Thomas Edison - From the Opportunity category:

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Perseverance category:

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Persistence category:

That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Planning category:

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Production category:

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. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Progress category:

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Rules category:

Hell, there are no rules here; we're trying to accomplish something. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Searching category:

There's a way to do it better--find it. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Success category:

The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Thinking category:

Five percent of the people think; 10 percent of the people think they think; and the other 85 percent would rather die than think. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Time category:

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I only expect to live about a hundred years. (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison - From the Work category:

Being busy does not always mean real work. (Thomas Edison)