Thomas A. Edison Quotes

Thomas A. Edison Quotes: 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!
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.
I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks.
What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Perhaps dandruff is the excreta of the mind  the quantity of this material being directly proportional to the amount of reading one indulges in. A book on German metaphysics would thus easily ruin a dress suit.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Books will soon be obsolete in the schools... Our school system will be completely changed in the next ten years.
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
It is apparent to me that the possibilities of the aeroplane, which two or three years ago were thought to hold the solution to the [flying machine] problem, have been exhausted, and that we must turn elsewhere.
Being busy does not always mean real work.
The entity that gives life and motion to the human body is finer still and lies infinitely beyond the reach of our finest scientific instruments. When this entity deserts the body, the body is like a ship without a rudder - deserted, motionless, dead.
Failure is really a matter of conceit. People don't work hard because, in their conceit, they imagine they'll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they'll wake up some day and find themselves rich. Actually, they've got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
I have determined that there is no market for talking pictures
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.