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Thomas A. Edison Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Business

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Religion is all bunk.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
- 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 body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

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

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Hell is living with someone who complains, whines, and argues.
- Anonymous

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

Why wait until you're dead,
when you can create your own Hell right here and now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

One was never married, and that's his hell;
another is,
and that's his plague.
- Robert Burton

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

The ad agency's name for Hell is "Las Vegas."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W. C. Fields

If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
- Larisa Oleynik

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe


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