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Thomas Edison

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"Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration." Genius 4.6 avg (14 votes)
"Great ideas originate in the muscles." Ideas 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." Motivation & Goals 4.6 avg (18 votes)
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Motivation & Goals 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success." Success, Work 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world." Friendship 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Success 4.9 avg (78 votes)
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (10 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)
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless." Miscellaneous 4.7 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)
"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)
"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)
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." Success 4.8 avg (21 votes)
"Religion is all bunk." Religion 3.9 avg (25 votes)
"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." Success 4.5 avg (14 votes)
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." Thinking 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"The value of an idea lies in the using of it." Ideas 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking." Thinking 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"There is no substitute for hard work." Work 4.5 avg (15 votes)

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