1847-1931, American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison – [Invention and Inventor]

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
Thomas A. Edison – [Worry]

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 – [Courage]

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Thomas A. Edison – [Discontent]

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison – [Patience]

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison – [Genius]

Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Thomas A. Edison – [Ideas]

Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.
Thomas A. Edison – [Rules]

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

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas A. Edison – [Failure]

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas A. Edison – [Invention and Inventor]

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

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

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 – [Miracles]

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas A. Edison – [Work]

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

I start where the last man left off.
Thomas A. Edison – [Excellence]

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.
Thomas A. Edison – [Possibilities]

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 – [Thoughts and Thinking]

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison – [Failure]

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