Quotes from Thomas Edison

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

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

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

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.

There is no substitute for hard work.

Nearly every person who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.

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

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

Vision without execution is hallucination.

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

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

Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.

Failure is really a matter of conceit. People don’t work hard because, in their conceit, they imagine they’ll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they’ll wake up some day and find themselves rich. Actually, they’ve got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.



5 thoughts on “Quotes from Thomas Edison

    1. Thank you Amrita. Such a delight reading his quotes, I love his quote on satisfaction – ” Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure” ..

      Very powerful stuff 🙂

    1. Thank you Ritesh 🙂 .. Credit goes to my teammate Vidya :).

      Well the procrastinator in me too got a good kick out of it. I am thinking what to do with it.. Maybe tomoro 😉

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