Encouraging Quotes by Thomas Edison

Encouraging Quotes by American inventor and business man Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”

  • “Our schools are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work”

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

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

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

  • “I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention…. It’s their ‘ideas’ that appeal to me. I am quite correctly described as ‘more of a sponge than an inventor”

  • “Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best”

  • “Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge”

  • “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”

  • “Discontent is the first necessity of progress”

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

  • “Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something”

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

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

  • “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages”

  • “The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast”

  • “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”

  • “Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night”

  • “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have”

  • “Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth”

  • “Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose”