Thomas A. Edison Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old thomas a. edison quotes, thomas a. edison sayings, and thomas a. edison proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.      

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.     

Thomas A. Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude.     

Thomas A. Edison

Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.     

Thomas A. Edison

Every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy.     

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.     

Thomas A. Edison

Negative results are just what I want. They're just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don't.     

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.     

Thomas A. Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.     

Thomas A. Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.     

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude.     

Thomas A. Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.     

Thomas A. Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.     

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison

A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.     

Thomas A. Edison

Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.     

Thomas A. Edison

The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.     

Thomas A. 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 A. Edison

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

Thomas A. Edison