Thomas Edison Quotes

Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

The chief purpose of the body is to carry the brain around.

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

Thomas Edison

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas Edison

Nonviolence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all living beings, we are all savages.

Thomas Edison

The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.

Thomas Edison

I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.

Thomas Edison
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