Thomas Edison Quotes

Thomas Edison Quotes


The Doctor of the Future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.


Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.


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


I have a peculiar theory about radium, and I believe it is the correct one. I believe that there is some mysterious ray pervading the universe that is fluorescing to it. In other words, that all its energy is not self-constructed but that there is a mysterious something in the atmosphere that scientists have not found that is drawing out those infinitesimal atoms and distributing them forcefully and indestructibly.


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


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


The injurious agent in cigarettes comes principally from the burning paper wrapper. The substance thereby formed is called “acrolein.” It has a violent action on the nerve centers, producing degeneration of the cells of the brain, which is quite rapid among boys. Unlike most narcotics, this degeneration is permanent and uncontrollable. I employ no person who smokes cigarettes.


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


I start where the last man left off.


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


I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.


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


The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.


The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.

To Monsieur Eiffel the Engineer, the brave builder of so gigantic and original a specimen of modern Engineering from one who has the greatest respect and admiration for all Engineers including the Great Engineer the Bon Dieu.


There seems to be no limit to which some men will go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thinking is hard work.


Oh these mathematicians make me tired! When you ask them to work out a sum they take a piece of paper, cover it with rows of A’s, B’s, and X’s and Y’s … scatter a mess of flyspecks over them, and then give you an answer that’s all wrong!


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


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