Favorite Quotes: Thomas Edison on Work, Success and Inventing

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Thomas Edison Quotes on Work

Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb

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

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison Quotes on Success

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

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. – Thomas Edison

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. – Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Quotes on Inventing

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. – Thomas Edison

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

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

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