He was inventor who created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. He was a savvy businessman and he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.

We have inspirational Thomas Edison quotes. Also, like every other human on this planet, in his life he passed through many mistakes, but those mistakes he had used as lessons, that help him a lot.

Well, Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb that we all use now. When none of them worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”

Edison replied very confidently on that, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”

So, every scientist, innovator, businessman and any successful man in this world, has been through many mistakes. That’s normal, you must make mistakes if you want to find the real deal. Don’t give up by the mistakes, get the lesson from them.

Let’s read the 10 Thomas Edison quotes:

1. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
2. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
3. The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
4. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
5. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
6. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
7. There is no substitute for hard work.
8. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
9. To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
10. There’s a way to do it better – find it.