Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

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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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on civilization

The inventor tries to meet the demand of a crazy civilization.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on america, bravery, business, courage, faith, fatherhood, and prosperity

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

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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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on day, life, and work

I never did a day's work in my life-it was all fun.

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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