Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

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 thinking

There is almost no limit to which man will not go to avoid thinking.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on good, imagination, and needs

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on facts, inventions, and weapons

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on ethics, evolution, goals, life, and violence

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.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison

It is very beautiful over there.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on failure and work

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

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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