Zitat des Tages von Thomas A. Edison:
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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.
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
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!
There is no substitute for hard work.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
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.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
There's a way to do it better - find it.
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
I start where the last man left off.
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
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.
To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
What you are will show in what you do.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.