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Thomas A. Edison quotes

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

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

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

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

Being busy does not always mean real work. 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. Seeming to do is not doing.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

There is no substitute for hard work.

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

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

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

There's a way to do it better - find it.

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

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

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

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