Thomas Edison

1847 - 1931

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 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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