Thomas Edison Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Thomas Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.      

Thomas Edison

Genius is ninety percent perspiration and ten percent inspiration.      

Thomas Edison

I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.     

Thomas Edison

I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.     

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.     

Thomas Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.     

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

There's a way to do it better - find it.     

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

I failed my way to success.     

Thomas Edison

I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.     

Thomas Edison

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

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

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

Thomas Edison

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

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 doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.     

Thomas Edison

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest the patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.     

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

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.     

Thomas Edison

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.      

Thomas Edison

We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.     

Thomas Edison

A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.     

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison