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Published on October 30th, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie

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Thomas Edison Quotes: Illuminating Thoughts From The Inventor

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Thomas Edison Quotes

Here is a selection of Thomas Edison quotes.

‘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.’

‘Discontent is the first necessity of progress. ‘

‘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.’

‘Religion is all bunk.’

‘Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.’

‘Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.’

‘Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.’

‘I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.’
Thomas Edison Quotes Photo By Louis Bachrach, Restoration By Michel Vuijlsteke

I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off.’

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

‘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.’

‘The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.’

Visit thomasedison.com for more Thomas Edison quotes.

Check out Yellow Magpie’s Nikola Tesla: The Inventor Genius Who Irrevocably Changed The World for further insight into Edison’s great rival, Nikola Tesla and the ‘War of The Currents.’

You may also wish to read Nikola Tesla Quotes: The Considered Thoughts Of A Genius and Walt Disney Quotes: The Disney Creator’s Thoughts.


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