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31 Famous Quotes by Thomas Alva Edison
1/10/1876 - 8/25/1935
Also Known As:  
Dash     Thomas Alva Edison, Jr.     Thomas Alva, Jr.
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Opportunity Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident and none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They came about by hard work.

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Discontent Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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What you are will show in what you do.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best. Life's most soothing things are sweet music and a child's goodnight.

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Team work Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it. I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. The dove is my emblem.

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Someday man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent. My main purpose in life is to make money so that I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Science and technology Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Most people don't recognize opportunity when it comes, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work.

Opportunity Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun.

Energy Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man - and I will show you a failure.

Nerves Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.

Slackers Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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There is no substitute for hard work.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Alva Edison

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