Thomas Alva Edison Quotes


I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
What you are will show in what you do.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
You will have many opportunities in life to keep your mouth shut: You should take advantage of every one of them.
There is no expedient to which the average person will not go to avoid the hard work of thinking.
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.
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking.
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.
Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States.
All Bibles are man-made.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

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