Thomas A. Edison
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
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.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work.
I can't go to war with paparazzi.
We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.
For someone who's had the level of success I've had, there's been very little critical review of my work, which is pretty fascinating.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
God creates your life story, then, gives you the pen to write your life story.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.