Thomas A. Edison
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Religion is all bunk.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I'll probably be given jewelry instead.
That's the real secret to job creation - not borrowing and spending more money in Washington.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn't religious.
Art is science made clear.