Thomas Edison Quotes

Thomas Edison Quotes

Thomas Edison Quotes

Thomas Edison Quotes


Thomas Edison Quotes

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.

To Monsieur Eiffel the Engineer, the brave builder of so gigantic and original a specimen of modern Engineering from one who has the greatest respect and admiration for all Engineers including the Great Engineer the Bon Dieu.

 

There seems to be no limit to which some men will go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thinking is hard work.

 

Oh these mathematicians make me tired! When you ask them to work out a sum they take a piece of paper, cover it with rows of A’s, B’s, and X’s and Y’s … scatter a mess of flyspecks over them, and then give you an answer that’s all wrong!

 

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it

 

The Doctor of the Future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.

 

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

 

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

 

I have a peculiar theory about radium, and I believe it is the correct one. I believe that there is some mysterious ray pervading the universe that is fluorescing to it. In other words, that all its energy is not self-constructed but that there is a mysterious something in the atmosphere that scientists have not found that is drawing out those infinitesimal atoms and distributing them forcefully and indestructibly.

 

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

 

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

 

The injurious agent in cigarettes comes principally from the burning paper wrapper. The substance thereby formed is called “acrolein.” It has a violent action on the nerve centers, producing degeneration of the cells of the brain, which is quite rapid among boys. Unlike most narcotics, this degeneration is permanent and uncontrollable. I employ no person who smokes cigarettes.

 

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

 

I start where the last man left off.

 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

 

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

 

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.

 

The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.

 

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.

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Thomas Edison Quotes about Imagination

Before you reject an idea, find at least five good things about it.

The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.

Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something.

to invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Edison Short Quotes on Work

“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.” – Thomas Edison

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes
I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.

Work while others are wishing.

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Having a vision for what you want is not enough…Vision without execution is hallucination

Thomas Edison Quotes on Innovation
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

Focus on how the end-user customers perceive the impact of your innovation – rather than on how you, the innovators, perceive it.

“One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”

Continued innovation is the best way to beat the competition.

Motivational Thomas Edison Quotes
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.

Thomas Edison Quotes about Not Giving Up

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

What you are will show in what you do.

There’s a way to do it better.  Find it.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes on Perseverance

Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

There is no substitute for hard work.

Hard Work Quotes by Thomas Edison

Failure is really a matter of conceit. People don’t work hard because, in their conceit, they imagine they’ll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they’ll wake up some day and find themselves rich. Actually, they’ve got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.

Education isn’t play–and it can’t be made to look like play. It is hard, hard work. But it can be made interesting work.

Success is the result of hard work.

Two per cent. is genius, and ninety-eight per cent. is hard work.

Thomas Edison Quotes about Health

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes on Invention

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent. My main purpose in life is to make money so that I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best. Life’s most soothing things are sweet music and a child’s goodnight.

Most inventors who have an idea never stop to think whether their invention will be saleable when they get it made. Unless a man has plenty of money to throw away, he will find that making inventions is about the costliest amusement he can find.

A minor invention every ten days, and a big one every six months or so.

Science Quotes by Thomas Edison

Two per cent. is genius, and ninety-eight per cent. is hard work.

I am afraid of radium and polonium … I don’t want to monkey with them.

X-rays … I am afraid of them. I stopped experimenting with them two years ago, when I came

near to losing my eyesight and Dally, my assistant practically lost the use of both of his arms.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Edison Quotes on Technology

The dove is my emblem.

I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.

I Fear the Day That Technology Will Surpass Our Human Interaction

In creating technology for ourselves we created it for the world.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes about Life

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.

I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.

I am 67, but I’m not too old to make a fresh start.

Thomas Edison Quotes about Exam

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

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