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Thomas A. Edison quotes

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

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!

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

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.

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

What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.

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

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

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.

What you are will show in what you do.

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

I start where the last man left off.

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.