Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison

American inventor and founder of General Electric

Lived from: 1847-1931

Category: Economists and businessmen | Science

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    Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
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    I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.
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    The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
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    A 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
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    A famous person is often remembered for the ability to take from mankind rather than for his ability to give to mankind.
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    Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
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    As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
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    Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
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    Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
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    Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
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    Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
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    Great ideas originate in the muscles.
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    Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.
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    His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
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    I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
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