Thomas Alva Edison quotes

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

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

— Thomas Alva Edison

 quotes - I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Share

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

— Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

— Thomas Alva Edison

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction--faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

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

— Thomas Alva Edison

“I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

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

— 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

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

— Thomas Alva Edison

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

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

— Thomas Alva Edison

“If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.”

— Thomas Alva Edison