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Top 10 Thomas Edison Quotations

top 10 quotations by Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (1847 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. Over his lifetime, Edison developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. His inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting electric light bulb, have had a significant impact on modern industrial society. Edison was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the invention process, establishing the first industrial research laboratory at Menlo Park.

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

"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 have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." 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

"I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun." Thomas Edison

"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." Thomas Edison

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense." Thomas Edison

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

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