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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." Ideas 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Success 4.9 avg (78 votes)
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." Success 4.8 avg (21 votes)
"There's a way to do it better - find it." Motivation & Goals 4.8 avg (10 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)
"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking." Thinking 4.7 avg (6 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)
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Motivation & Goals 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (18 votes)
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"The value of an idea lies in the using of it." Ideas 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge." Science 4.6 avg (12 votes)
"Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration." Genius 4.6 avg (14 votes)
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." Motivation & Goals 4.6 avg (18 votes)
"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." Education 4.5 avg (8 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)
"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." Success 4.5 avg (14 votes)
"There is no substitute for hard work." Work 4.5 avg (15 votes)
"Great ideas originate in the muscles." Ideas 4.3 avg (6 votes)

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