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