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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. ...
by Thomas A. Edison

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

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

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
- Thomas A. Edison

 

The best thinking has been done in solitude.
The worst has been done in turmoil.
- Thomas A. Edison

I start where the last man left off.
- Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

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Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
- Thomas A. Edison

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
- Thomas A. Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are:
Hard work,
Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to
avoid the labor of thinking.
- Thomas A. Edison

Religion is all bunk.
- Thomas A. Edison

There's a way to do it better - find it.
- Thomas A. Edison

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
- Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

To my mind the old masters are not art;
their value is in their scarcity.
- Thomas A. Edison

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
- Thomas A. Edison

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
- Thomas A. Edison

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent.
Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
- Thomas A. Edison

What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
- Thomas A. Edison

Great ideas originate in the muscles.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Thomas A. Edison

I never did a day's work in my life.
It was all fun.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward,
in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
- Thomas A. Edison

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
- Thomas A. Edison

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for
many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
- Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity
is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
- Thomas A. Edison

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
- Thomas A. Edison

Waste is worse than loss.
The time is coming when every person who lays claim
to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly.
The scope of thrift is limitless.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

If we did all the things we are capable of,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas A. Edison

They say President Wilson has blundered.
Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
- Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

What you are will show in what you do.
- Thomas A. Edison

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.
- Thomas A. Edison

Be courageous.
I have seen many depressions in business.
Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous.
Be brave as your fathers before you.
Have faith!
Go forward!
- Thomas A. 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 A. 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 A. Edison

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Difficulties are things that show a person what he is.
- Epictetus

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

The show must go on.
- Proverb

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Don't dream it, be it.
- the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you.
- Carl Jung

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
- Alfred Austin

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats


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