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.

The roots of tobacco plants must go clear through to hell. Thomas Edison
Vision without execution is hallucination. Thomas Edison
The stomach is the only part of man which can be fully satisfied. The yearning of man's brain for new knowledge and experience and for more pleasant and comfortable surroundings never can be completely met. It is an appetite which cannot be appeased. Thomas Edison
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth. Thomas Edison
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work. Thomas Edison
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air, and exercise. Thomas Edison
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. Thomas Edison
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison
The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. Thomas Edison
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison
If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 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
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison
There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. 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
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. 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
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas Edison
Make it a practice to keep on the lookout for novel and interesting ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you are working on. 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
Anything I Have begun is always on my mind, and I am not easy while away from it until it is finished. Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
The value of an idea lies in the using of it. Thomas Edison
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison
We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy sun, wind, and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. Thomas Edison