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14 Famous Quotes by Thomas A. Edison
2/11/1847 - 10/18/1931
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Thomas Alva Edison     Edison, Thomas     Thomas A. Edison
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There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Opportunity Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

Ability Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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

Maturity Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thoughts Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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

Friendship Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

Business Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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Restlessness and discontent are the necessities of progress.

Discontent Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

Genius Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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

Maturity Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Patience Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.

Result Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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I never once made a discovery ... I speak without exaggeration that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light ... Yet in only two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory.

Theory Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

War Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

Waste Quotes, by Thomas A. Edison

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