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Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
US inventor [more author details]
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As a cure for worrying, work is better than whisky.
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Thomas A. Edison
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
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Thomas A. Edison
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction--faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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Thomas A. Edison
Hell, there are no rules here-- we're trying to accomplish something.
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Thomas A. Edison
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
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Thomas A. Edison
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident
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Thomas A. Edison
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
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Thomas A. Edison
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
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Thomas A. Edison
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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Thomas A. Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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Thomas A. Edison
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
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Thomas A. Edison
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
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Thomas A. Edison
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
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Thomas A. Edison
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
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Thomas A. Edison
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
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Thomas A. Edison
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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Thomas A. Edison, (attributed)
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
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Thomas A. Edison, Encyclopaedia Britannica
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
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Thomas A. Edison, Harper's Monthly, 1932
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
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Thomas A. Edison, Harper's Monthly, 1932

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