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Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was one of the greatest inventors of the world. He invented many devices that greatly influenced the life around the world such as phonograph, motion picture camera and electric light bulb. He held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions.

Below are some famous Thomas Edison quotes.

Top 20 Thomas Edison Quotes

1. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

2. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas Edison

3. “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” – Thomas Edison

4. “I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.” – Thomas Edison

5. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison

6. “I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.” – Thomas Edison

7. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

8. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Edison

9. “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas Edison

10. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

11. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

12. “There is far more opportunity than there is ability.” – Thomas Edison

13. “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

14. “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” – Thomas Edison

15. “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.” – Thomas Edison

16. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Edison

17. “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas Edison

18. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Edison

19. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

20. “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas Edison

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