40 Famous Quotes by American Inventor Thomas A. Edison

Collection of famous quotes by American scientist Thomas A. Edison.

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

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Best Quotes by Thomas A. Edison

To my mind the old masters are not art their value is in their scarcity.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Thomas A. Edison

Hell there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.

— Thomas A. Edison

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— 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

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

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— 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

To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

— Thomas A. Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work Stick-to-itiveness and Common sense.

— Thomas A. Edison

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

— Thomas A. Edison

To have a great idea have a lot of them.

— Thomas A. Edison

To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

— 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

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 never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

— 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

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

— Thomas A. Edison

Religion is all bunk.

— 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

Anything that won’t sell I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility and utility is success.

— 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 find my greatest pleasure and so my reward in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

— 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

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

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

— Thomas A. Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.

— Thomas A. Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.

— Thomas A. Edison

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Thomas A. Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work Stick-to-itiveness and Common sense.

— 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

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

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

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

— 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

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