Top 10 Thomas Edison Quotes

Thomas Edison(February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was one of history’s greatest inventors. His greatest inventions include the incandescent light bulb, a phonograph, and a motion picture camera.

Here are the top ten most inspirational Thomas Edison quotes:

I.

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

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II.

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

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III.

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

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IV.

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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V.

There is no substitute for hard work.

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VI.

What you are will show in what you do.

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VII.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

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VIII.

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

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IX.

There’s a way to do it better. Find it. 

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X.

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

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Thank you Thomas Edison!

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Interesting Thomas Edison Facts:

  • Ge had his first lab at age 10 in the basement.
  • He has over a thousand patents for his inventions.
  • He also invented alkaline storage batteries, an iron ore separator, and a stock ticker.
  • He worked for the US government to make only defensive weapons.
  • Nikola Tesla worked at Edison’s company.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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