Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was one of the great American Inventor. He held hundreds of patents for his inventions, most for electrical devices and electric light and power.

Although the phonograph and incandescent lamp are best known, perhaps his greatest invention was organized research.

Here are some inspirational & motivational quotes Of Thomas Alva Edison that are as follows:

Thoughts About Life:

-Life’s most soothing things are a child’s goodnight and sweet music…

-Many of life’s failure is experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

-Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.

-I didn’t fail ten thousand times. I successfully eliminated, ten thousand times, materials and combinations which wouldn’t work.

Thoughts About Ideas:

-A good idea is never lost. Even though it’s originator or possessor may die without publicizing it will someday be reborn in the mind of another….

-I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.

-I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others.

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Thoughts About Inspiration:

-Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something…..

-Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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Thoughts About Achievement:

-The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness…..

-Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Thoughts About Time :

-Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose…

Thoughts About Patience:

-The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast….