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

Thomas Alva Edison

I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that dont work.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

Genius is 1 inspiration and 99 perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Alva Edison

Everything comes to he who hustles while he waits.

Thomas Alva Edison

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

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

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

Thomas Alva Edison

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

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 expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

Thomas Alva Edison



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