Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on work

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There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on work

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As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on genius and inspiration

Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on character, control, day, death, force, machines, mind, order, science, and war

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: newspaper interview, August 22, 1921

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on business, danger, government, and privacy

There is far more danger in public than in private monopoly, for when Government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayers. Government never makes ends meet-and that is the first requisite of business.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on discontent and progress

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on work

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on failure and satisfaction

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

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on home, learning, stupidity, and teachers

A teacher sent the following note home with a six-year-old boy: "He is too stupid to learn." That boy was Thomas A. Edison.

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on knowledge, laughter, nature, and science

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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