Best Quotes by Thomas A. Edison (Top 10)

  1. I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
  2. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
  3. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
  4. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
  5. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
  6. Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
  7. The most necessary task of civilization is to teach people how to think. It should be the primary purpose of our public schools. The mind of a child is naturally active, it develops through exercise. Give a child plenty of exercise, for body and brain. The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning, and it lays more stress on memory than observation.
  8. I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
  9. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
  10. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

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