Thomas Alva Edison Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. There is no substitute for hard work. Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success. I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. 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 am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control. The value of an idea lies in the using of it. There’s a way to do it better – find it. What you are will show in what you do. Great ideas originate in the muscles. I start where the last man left off. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. 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.
We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything. To have a great idea, have a lot of them. When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes. There is far more opportunity than there is ability. I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. 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. Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t. Vision without execution is hallucination. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. There is always a better way. There is time for everything. This problem, once solved, will be simple. I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it. All bibles are man-made. Nature is truly wonderful. Only man is truly foul. We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles. It is very beautiful over there. (last words) Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Being busy does not always mean real work. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. 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.
Thoughts to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business