Thomas Edison Quotes (80 quotes)
This quote is a variant of a remark made by Edison. As quoted in "Edison: His Life and Inventions, Volume 2" by Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin, Harper & Brothers, 1910, p. 636
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
As quoted in An Enemy Called Average (1990) by John L. Mason, p. 55
“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.”
As quoted in: Forbes (1958), p. 170. Also in: American Opinion, Volume 22 (1979), p. 41. And also in: "The Book of Thrift: Why and how to Save and what to Do with Your Savings; a Book of Inspiration and Practical Help" (1915) by T. D. MacGregor, p. 344
Spoken statement (c. 1903); published in Harper's Monthly (September 1932)
“Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.”
The Diary and Sundry Observations of Thomas Alva Edison (1948), p. 110
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Edison
Born: February 11, 1847
Died: October 18, 1931 (aged 84)
Occupation: Inventor, businessman
Bio: Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.