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Thomas A. Edison
Thomas A. Edison

The most prolific inventor in American history, Thomas Edison was responsible for the registration of nearly 1,200 patents in his lifetime, from electric power and sound recording to motion pictures and storage batteries. During his lifetime, he had two major laboratories and more than 300 companies worldwide manufacturing and marketing his inventions. He revolutionized telecommunications …

Date of Birth: February 11, 1847
Date of Death: October 18, 1931


Found 91 quotes by Thomas A. Edison .
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"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." Thomas A. Edison
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"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas A. Edison
Commonly attributed to Edison and certainly in-line with his tone and things he frequently spoke about. Add Category or Author

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"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense." Thomas A. Edison
As quoted in Civilization's quotations: life's ideal (2002) pg. 218 This quotation is frequently used in an entrepreneurial sense. Add Category or Author

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"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison
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"Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have." Thomas A. Edison
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"Discontent is the first necessity of progress." Thomas A. Edison
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"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas A. Edison
As quoted in Motivating Humans : Goals, Emotions, and Personal Agency Beliefs (1992) pg. 17 Add Category or Author

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"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 A. Edison
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"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world." Thomas A. Edison
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"If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves." Thomas A. Edison
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"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Thomas A. Edison
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"Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." Thomas A. Edison
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"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison
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"They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward." Thomas A. Edison
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"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas A. Edison
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"The value of an idea lies in the using of it." Thomas A. Edison
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"Most people don't recognize opportunity when it comes, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work." Thomas A. Edison
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"Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent" Thomas A. Edison
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"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." Thomas A. Edison
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"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves" Thomas A. Edison
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"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas A. Edison
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