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Entrepreneurial Inspiration Quotes from Electric Bulb Inventor

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Thomas Edison held a world record 1,093 patents. The following are some inspiration quotes for one of the greatest entrepreneur, innovator and inventor.

I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work”

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

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

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

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it; third, common sense.”

“I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.”


“I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


“The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.”

“We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb”

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