Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He is considered one of America's leading innovators. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
I failed my way to success.
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
There is time for everything.
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.
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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