Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American Inventor and businessman who held over 1,093 patents. Edison’s numerous inventions have influenced the world greatly. He invented the modern light bulb, the motion picture camera, the phonograph, a stock ticker, a battery for electric cars, and numerous other inventions.

One of Edison’s major innovations was that he set up the first industrial research and development lab. Thomas Edison founded 14 companies, including General Electric, which is still one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. Edison is a wonderful example of what we are capable of accomplishing if we work hard and never give up.

Check out the following wonderful quotes by America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison.

20 Wonderful Quotes From Thomas Edison


Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying. – Thomas Edison


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison


There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison


Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison


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


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison


What you are will show in what you do. – Thomas Edison


The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense. – Thomas Edison


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison


When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this… you haven’t. – Thomas Edison


I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. – Thomas Edison


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 Edison


Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. – Thomas Edison


The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast. – Thomas Edison


I start where the last man left off. – Thomas Edison


We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation. – Thomas Edison


I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me. – Thomas Edison


You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with. – Thomas Edison


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 Edison


Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. – Thomas Edison


Damien Thomas

I believe that personal development is an exciting lifelong process as well as a wonderful journey of self-discovery. It is my sincere wish that I can help people to believe in themselves, believe in their dreams, and most importantly, to take action to achieve the life of their dreams.