Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on.

Thomas Alva Edison

I'm proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Alva Edison

You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva 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 Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva 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 Alva Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

Thomas Alva Edison

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Alva Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

Thomas Alva Edison

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists -- proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

Thomas Alva Edison
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