Thomas A. Edison Quotes

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I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

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

I haven’t failed,I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

I have never failed, I’ve only shown the way I did it before doesn’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

It’s very beautiful over there. – Thomas A. Edison

So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake … Religion is all bunk. – Thomas A. Edison

A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result. – Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is often missed because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

Nature is truly wonderful. Only man is truly foul. – Thomas A. Edison

We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles. – Thomas A. Edison

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

All bibles are man-made. – Thomas A. Edison

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. – Thomas A. Edison

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

He had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed. – Thomas A. Edison

There’s a way to do it better – find it. – Thomas A. Edison

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it. – Thomas A. Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. – 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

I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun. – Thomas A. Edison

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

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

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t. – Thomas A. Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas A. Edison

We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison