Quotes by Thomas A. Edison

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

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

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

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

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

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

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