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An American inventor and a savvy businessman, who invented the incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph is none other than Thomas Edison. A man who contributed a lot in the field of science & technology and gave birth to many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, motion pictures, and many others.

On 11th February 1847, Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, United States. He was the youngest of the seven children of Samuel and Nancy Edison. His father, Samuel was an exiled political activist from Canada and his mother Nancy Edison was an accomplished school teacher.

Edison was diagnosed with scarlet fever as well as hearing disabilities at a very young age and nearly deaf as an adult.

In 1854, his family moved to Port Huron, Michigan where he attended public school for 2-3 months. His teacher titled him as a hyperactive child, prone to distraction. Then after his mother pulled him from school and started his schooling from home. At the age of 11, he showed a hungry appetite for knowledge, reading books on a wide range of subjects. During this age he Thomas Edison developed a process of self-education and started learning independently.

At the age of 12, Thomas Edison published his own small newspaper, “Grand Trunk Herald”. He also started conducting chemical experiments in a small laboratory that he set up at the train baggage car.

At the age of 22, in 1869, he moved on to New York, and there he developed his first invention, an improved stock ticker called the Universal Stock Printer, which synchronized several stock tickers’ transactions.  In 18877, he developed a method for recording sound; the phonograph.

Thomas Edison married a 16-year-old Mary Stilwell, in 1871, who was an employee at one of his business. He had three children Marion, Thomas, and William.

Thomas Edison Quotes

“Opportunity is often missed because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ― Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Quotes

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Edison

“The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.” – Thomas Edison

“Opportunity is missed because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when.” – Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison[/pullquote]

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison

“A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” ― Thomas Edison

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

“Vision without execution is a hallucination.” – Thomas Edison

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the things that he can least afford to waste or lose.” – Thomas Edison

“Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.” – Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Motivational Quotes

“Genius is 1 per cent inspiration, and 99 per cent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Best Motivational Quotes

“To my mind, the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.” – Thomas Edison

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

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

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas Edison

“Courage is everything. “Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business.” – Thomas Edison

“The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.” – Thomas Edison

“banyak orang yang gagal adalah orang yang tidak menyadari betapa dekatnya mereka dengan kesuksesan saat mereka menyerah.” ― Thomas Edison

“So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake … Religion is all bunk.” ― Thomas Edison

“It’s very beautiful over there.” ― Thomas Edison

“I have never failed, I’ve only shown the way I did it before doesn’t work.” ― Thomas Edison

“I haven’t failed,I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas Edison

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” ― Thomas Edison

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“Blablabla I know right.” ― Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Edison Quotes On Success

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Quotes On Success

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas Edison

“We often miss an opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ― Thomas Edison

“Five per cent of the people think, ten per cent of the people think they think, and the other eighty-five per cent would rather die than think.” ― Thomas Edison

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas Edison

“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” ― Thomas Edison

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

“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.” ― Thomas Edison

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

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“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” ― Thomas Edison

“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.” ― Thomas Edison

“He had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed.” ― Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Quotes About Invention

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

Thomas Edison Quotes About Invention

“Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.” ― Thomas Edison

“There are no rules here — we’re trying to accomplish something.” ― Thomas Edison

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ― Thomas Edison

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

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favour of the kings of the world.” ― Thomas Edison

“I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun.” ― Thomas Edison

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” ― Thomas Edison

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

“I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” ― Thomas Edison

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.” ― Thomas Edison

Best Quotes By Thomas Edison

“I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.” ― Thomas Edison

“The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.” ― Thomas Edison

“I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.” ― Thomas Edison

“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.” ― Thomas Edison

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

“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.” ― Thomas Edison

“We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” ― Thomas Edison

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“All Bibles are man-made.” ― Thomas Edison

“There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labour of thinking.” ― Thomas Edison

“Nature is truly wonderful. Only a man is truly foul.” ― Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ― Thomas Edison

Best Quotes By Thomas Edison

The Bottom-Line:

Thomas Edison was a man who endured until he achieved success, and he didn’t stop until he got what he wanted. Most of us give up in life when it seems like a failure all around and no hope. But Thomas Edison was a man of hope & strong belief & determination.

At the age of 84, on 18th October 1931, Thomas Edison died in his home, at Glenmont, in West Orange, New Jersey. People in different countries dimmed their area & home lights or turned off their electrical power to commemorate his passing.

He continued the race of life and never gave up in life. His words proved to us that we should be courageous & intrinsically motivated in life to win each & every race that may come up.

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  1. shiv

    April 1, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    nice post sir

  2. yogesh chouhan

    October 10, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Nice article about thomas adison.

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