Thomas A. Edison
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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!
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.
To my mind the old masters are not art their value is in their scarcity.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen, or cheaper than that.
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
I hate it when people don't recognize the work of women as being universal, or having any import to the world at large, as opposed to men's work, which is generally tends to be seen as more universal - men's writing about their own experience tends to be put in a broader context.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.