Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He is known for inventing the light bulb. Without him, we would still be using fire to get some light in the dark times.

During his lifetime, he was successful and a big worker. Every time he wanted to achieve something, he used to work as hard as possible until he reaches it.

Today, I am sharing with you 26 Thomas Edison quotes, might it pushes you to work as hard as him and achieve all your dreams in life.

Let’s start!



“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Edison


“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas Edison


“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.” – Thomas Edison


“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.” – Thomas Edison


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“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” – Thomas Edison


“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Edison


“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison


“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” – Thomas Edison


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“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison


“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas Edison


“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison


“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.” – Thomas Edison


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“There is far more opportunity than there is ability.” – Thomas Edison


Be wise and learn from failures


“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Edison


“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” – Thomas Edison


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“I start where the last man left off.” – Thomas Edison


“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


“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!” – Thomas Edison


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“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas Edison


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Between all these Thomas Edison quotes, which ones are your favorites?

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