Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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

~ Thomas Alva Edison

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.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

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.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

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

~ Thomas Alva Edison

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

Results Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

Genius is 1 inspiration and 99 perspiration.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

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