Thomas Edison was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who is considered one of history’s most known inventors. He is regarded as one of America’s greatest inventors, and he will be remembered for never allowing failure to deter him from pursuing his goals. He persisted in his search till he discovered what he was looking for. These are some of the best of Thomas Edison quotes, which educate us to work hard until we achieve our goals.

Best Motivational Quotes by Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas Edison Quotes

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison Quotes

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is a success.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Thomas Edison Quotes

What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.

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

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

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

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.

Fools call wise men fools. A wise man never calls any man a fool.

Short Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

I start where the last man left off.

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

What you are will show in what you do.

I don’t live with the past; I am living for today and tomorrow.

Vision without execution is a hallucination.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.

The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world.

I’ve never made a mistake. I’ve only learned from experience.

There is no substitute for hard work.

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.