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Thomas Edison

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"What a man's mind can create, man's character can control." Virtue 4.1 avg (7 votes)
"What a man's mind can create, man's character can control." Miscellaneous 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." Education 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge." Science 4.6 avg (12 votes)
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (18 votes)
"There's a way to do it better - find it." Motivation & Goals 4.8 avg (10 votes)
"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." War & Peace 4.3 avg (14 votes)
"There is time for everything." Time 2.3 avg (6 votes)
"There is no substitute for hard work." Work 4.5 avg (15 votes)
"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking." Thinking 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"The value of an idea lies in the using of it." Ideas 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." Thinking 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." Success 4.5 avg (14 votes)
"Religion is all bunk." Religion 3.9 avg (25 votes)
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." Success 4.8 avg (21 votes)
"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." War & Peace 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"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." Ideas 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Success 4.7 avg (23 votes)
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work." Work 3.0 avg (2 votes)

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