Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

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 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.

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 genius and inspiration

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: Newspaper Interview

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on belief, body, death, faith, intelligence, lies, life, people, science, soul, and world

There is a great directing head of things and people - a supreme being, who looks after the destinies of the world. I have faith in a supreme being, and all my thoughts are regarding the life after death - where the soul goes, what form it takes and its relations to those now living. I am convinced that the body is made up of entities which are intelligent. When one cuts his finger, I believe it is the intelligence of those entities that heals the wound. When one is sick, it is the intelligence of these entities that brings convalescence. You know that there are living cells in the body so tiny that the microscope cannot show them at all. The entity that gives life and motion to the human body is finer still and lies infinitely beyond the reach of our finest scientific instruments. When this entity deserts the body, the body is like a ship without a rudder - deserted, motionless, dead.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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