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A list of the best Thomas Edison quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Thomas Edison quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Thomas Edison quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Thomas Edison should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Thomas Edison quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison
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Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. Thomas Edison
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106 13
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
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55 6
Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
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44 4
What you are will show in what you do. Thomas Edison
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74 11
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison
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53 6
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. Thomas Edison
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38 4
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison
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50 7
The value of an idea lies in the using of it. Thomas Edison
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41 5
There's a way to do better... find it. Thomas Edison
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62 12
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison
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30 3
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 Edison
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28 3
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine. Thomas Edison
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50 11
There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison
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35 5
There is far more opportunity than there is ability. Thomas Edison
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27 3
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas Edison
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31 4
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
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37 6
We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything. Thomas Edison
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44 11
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. Thomas Edison
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42 10
I start where the last man left off. Thomas Edison
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29 4
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves. Thomas Edison
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38 8
To have a great idea, have a lot of them. Thomas Edison
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40 12
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists -- proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision. Thomas Edison
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27 4
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas Edison
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26 4
Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something. Thomas Edison