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

- Thomas Edison





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

- Thomas Edison



I failed my way to success.

- Thomas Edison



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

- Thomas Edison



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

- Thomas Edison



The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

- Thomas Edison



A genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

- Thomas Edison



There is far more opportunity than there is ability

- Thomas Edison



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.

- Thomas Edison



I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.

- Thomas Edison



Hell, there are no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something.

- Thomas Edison



I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator

- Thomas Edison



We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

- Thomas Edison



The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.

- Thomas Edison



Fools call wise men fools. A wise man never calls any man a fool.

- Thomas Edison



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

- Thomas Edison



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

- Thomas Edison



Five percent of the people think, Ten percent of the people think they think, And the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.

- Thomas Edison



If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

- Thomas Edison



When you have exhausted all possibilities, Remember this - You haven't

- Thomas Edison



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

- Thomas Edison



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

- Thomas Edison



To have a great idea, have a lot of them

- Thomas Edison