Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

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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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on discontent and progress

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on belief, country, day, effort, inventions, life, men, theory, and work

I am wondering what would have happened to me if some fluent talker had converted me to the theory of the eight-hour day and convinced me that it was not fair to my fellow workers to put forth my best efforts in my work. I am glad that the eight-hour day had not been invented when I was a young man. If my life had been made up of eight-hour days, I do not believe I could have accomplished a great deal. This country would not amount to as much as it does if the young men of fifty years ago had been afraid that they might earn more than they were paid for.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on discovery, effort, scientists, and work

A reporter called on Edison to interview him about a substitute for lead in the manufacture of storage batteries that the scientist was seeking. Edison informed the man that he had made 20,000 experiments but none had worked. "Aren't you discouraged by all this waste of effort?" the reporter asked. Edison: "Waste! There's nothing wasted. I have discovered 20,000 things that won't work.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on life, people, and success

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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