Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

The ideas I use are mostly the ideas of people who don’t develop them.

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

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

The first step is an intuition and it comes with a burst, then difficulties arise – this thing gives out and then that – ‘Bugs’ – as such little faults and difficulties are called – show themselves, and months of intense watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success – or failure – is […]

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!

When down in the mouth, remember Jonah. He came out all right.

What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.