Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (/ˈælvə ˈɛdɪsən/; February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

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Thomas A. Edison about persistence

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison about failures

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

Thomas A. Edison about failure

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.