21 Motivating Quotes by 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.

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.

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

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

There is no substitute for hard work.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

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!

21 Motivating Quotes by Thomas Edison

What you are will show in what you do.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

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.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

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.

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

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

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