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Thomas A. Edison Quote: “In ‘Common Sense’ Paine flared forth with a document so powerful that the Revolution became inevitable. Washington recognized the difference, and in his calm way said that matters never could be the same again.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul. I may be in error, and man may have a soul; but I simply do not believe it.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I have been at work for some time building an apparatus to see if it is possible for personalities which have left this earth to communicate with us.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention. It’s their ‘ideas’ that appeal to me. I am quite correctly described as ’more of a sponge than an inventor.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “The greatest discoveries will be along spiritual lines. This is the field where miracles are going to happen. Spiritual power is the greatest underdeveloped power and has the greatest future.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “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.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National Wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges, at the hands of men, who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “No Such Thing as Bad Results.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Nature is truly wonderful. Only man is truly foul.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Any large extension of the Government into business affairs – no matter what the pretense and no matter how the the extension is labeled – will be bound to promote waste and put a curb on our prosperity and progress.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “It is the best book ever written on the subject. There is nothing like it!”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I start where the last man left off. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of a man can achieve.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I have had a lot of success with failure.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “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.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “A failure teaches you that something can’t be done-that way.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “The roots of tobacco plants must go clear through to hell. Satan’s principal agent Dyspepsia must have charge of this branch of the vegetable kingdom.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 foundations and individual donors whose priorities don’t align with my organization’s.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “As Danand Ian over at the Lifestyle Business Podcast say: Rush to failure.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Incurably religious, that is the best way to describe the mental condition of so many people.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I cannot believe in the immortality of the soul. No, all this talk of an existence for us, as individuals, beyond the grave is wrong. It is born of our tenacity of life – our desire to go on living – our dread of coming to an end.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Many a person who could not comprehend Rousseau, and would be puzzled by Montesquieu, could understand Paine as an open book. He wrote with a clarity, a sharpness of outline and exactness of speech that even a schoolboy should be able to grasp.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Smoking too much makes me nervous. Must lasso my natural tendency to acquire such habits. Holding heavy cigar constantly in my mouth has deformed my upper lip, it has a sort of Havana curl.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I was at the foot of my class.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “When there’s no experimenting there’s no progress. Stop experimenting and you go backward. If anything goes wrong, experiment until you get to the very bottom of the trouble.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we’re just trying to accomplish something.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “The great trouble is that the preachers get the children from six to seven years of age and then it is almost impossible to do anything with them.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “The entity that gives life and motion to the human body is finer still and lies infinitely beyond the reach of our finest scientific instruments. When this entity deserts the body, the body is like a ship without a rudder – deserted, motionless, dead.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I love great music and art, but I think ‘cubist’ songs and paintings are hideous.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I never knew I had an inventive talent until Phrenology told me so. I was a stranger to myself until then!”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I am much less interested in what is called God’s word than in God’s deeds. All bibles are man-made.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I would construct and work along various lines until I found them untenable. When one theory was discarded, I developed another at once. I realized very early that this was the only possible way for me to work out all the problems.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man’s character.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “An average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark Twain.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”
Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.”
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