65 Motivational Thomas Edison Quotes For Success In Life

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inspirational Thomas Edison quotes will encourage in your life.

Best Thomas Edison Quotes

  1. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
  2. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  3. “Having a vision for what you want is not enough…Vision without execution is hallucination” – Thomas A. Edison
  4. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison, Thomas Edison Quotes about opportunity
  5. “There is a better way for everything. Find it.” – Thomas A. Edison
  6. “The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.” – Thomas A. Edison
  7. “Success is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration!” – Thomas A. Edison
  8. “Tomorrow Is My Exam but I Don’t Care Because A Single Sheet of Paper Can’t Decide My Future” – Thomas A. Edison
  9. “I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  10. “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas A. Edison
  11. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas A. Edison
  12. “The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.” – Thomas A. Edison

  13. “Each time you fail, you have eliminated another wrong option.” – Thomas A. Edison
  14. “A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job” – Thomas A. Edison
  15. “People are not remembered by how few times they fail, but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward” – Thomas A. Edison
  16. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas A. Edison
  17. “The secret of success is focus of purpose.” – Thomas A. Edison
  18. “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think, and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” – Thomas A. Edison
  19. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  20. “Work while others are wishing.” – Thomas A. Edison
  21. “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” – Thomas A. Edison
  22. “Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas A. Edison
  23. “What you are will show in what you do.” – Thomas A. Edison
  24. “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it” – Thomas A. Edison
  25. “Do the thing and the power will come.” – Thomas A. Edison

  26. “Every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy.” – Thomas A. Edison
  27. “Before you reject an idea, find at least five good things about it.” – Thomas A. Edison
  28. “Absorb ideas from every source.” – Thomas A. Edison
  29. “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” – Thomas A. Edison
  30. “There seems to be no limit to which some men will go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thinking is hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  31. “All bibles are man-made.” – Thomas A. Edison
  32. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” – Thomas A. Edison
  33. “I’ve realized that most of my best ideas have followed a good night’s sleep.” – Thomas A. Edison
  34. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  35. “I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.” – Thomas A. Edison
  36. “I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” – Thomas A. Edison
  37. “If we did all the things, we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison

  38. “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas A. Edison
  39. “Continued innovation is the best way to beat the competition.” – Thomas A. Edison
  40. “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” – Thomas A. Edison
  41. “I didn’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.” – Thomas A. Edison
  42. “You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.” – Thomas A. Edison
  43. “To get a great idea, come up with lots of them.” – Thomas A. Edison
  44. “The trouble with most people is that they quit before they start.” – Thomas A. Edison
  45. “The biggest failure of man is that he gives up before he realizes how close he was to success.” – Thomas A. Edison
  46. “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas A. Edison, Thomas Edison quotes are about predicting future
  47. “A teacher sent the following note home with a six-year-old boy ‘He is too stupid to learn.’ That boy was Thomas A. Edison.” – Thomas A. Edison
  48. “I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” – Thomas A. Edison
  49. “Never Say I Failed 99 Times, Say I Discovered 99 Ways Which Causes Failure!” – Thomas A. Edison

  50. “Vision without execution is delusion.” – Thomas A. Edison
  51. “A man’s best friend is a good wife.” – Thomas A. Edison
  52. “Success depends on how many experiments you can fit into 24 hours” – Thomas A. Edison
  53. “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” – Thomas A. Edison
  54. “The First 40 hours of work per week are for survival. Everything after that is for success.” – Thomas A. Edison
  55. “Fools call wise men fools. A wise man never calls any man a fool.” – Thomas A. Edison
  56. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  57. “I failed my way to success.” – Thomas A. Edison
  58. “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” – Thomas A. Edison
  59. “There is always a better way.” – Thomas A. Edison

  60. “I do not believe in the God of the theologians, but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.” – Thomas A. Edison
  61. “Most of my ideas belonged to other people who never bothered to develop them.” – Thomas A. Edison
  62. “The strength of the constitution lies in the will of the people to defend it.” – Thomas A. Edison
  63. “I never quit until I get what I want.” – Thomas A. Edison
  64. “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.” – Thomas A. Edison
  65. “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” – Thomas A. Edison

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