Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

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 justice and planning

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on hell, rules, and trying

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on labor and thinking

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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