Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
Born: February 11, 1847, Milan
Died: October 18, 1931, West Orange
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.
Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.
There’s a way to do it better – find it.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Be courageous! Have faith! Go Forward.