Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on failure and satisfaction

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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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.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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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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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on death and people

Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on people and thought

It is remarkable to what lengths people will go to avoid thought.

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 honesty, intelligence, planning, purpose, and work

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishments 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.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison

If we could do all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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