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quotes on innovation - Thomas Alva Edison :


Here are some of my favorite Edison Quotes on innovation ; motivation and inspiration
Thomas Alva Edison (11 February 1847 – 18 October 1931) was an American inventorn, he is well known for his many inventionsand ; also he is well known for his hard work ethic and perseverance who developed many devices which greatly influenced life worldwide into the twenty-first century.

quotes on innovation - Thomas Alva Edison

Famous quotes on innovation of Thomas Edison :

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
There is no substitute for hard work.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
There's a way to do it better - find it.
What you are will show in what you do.
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!
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
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.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
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.
Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.
Learn with both your head and hands.
Not everything of value in life comes from books- experience the world.
Never stop learning. Read the entire panorama of literature.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
What you are will show in what you do.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
quotes on innovation - Thomas Alva Edison

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
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.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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!"
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
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.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
I start where the last man left off.
Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
A genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
When I have finally decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead on it and make trial after trial until it comes.
I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.
My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions…. The dove is my emblem…. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it…. I am proud of the fact that I have
- Edison quotes on innovation and inspiration
never invented weapons to kill….
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. I wish I had more years left.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun.
Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so…I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
The man who doesn’t make up his mind to cultivate the habit of thinking misses the greatest pleasure in life.
The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world.
A man’s best friend is a good wife.
It’s obvious that we don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Fools call wise men fools. A wise man never calls any man a fool.

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