Thomas Alva Edison was born in 1847 in Milan, Ohio in the United States. This American inventor, scientist and businessman developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world. He’s the greatest inventor who ever lived in my opinion. Thomas Edison registered 1,093 US patents in his lifetime. He also holds numerous patents in France and the United Kingdom. Edison is credited with numerous inventions which contributed to mass communication and telecommunications.
Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, and alkaline storage battery to name just a few things. He perfected the concept of the electric lightbulb. He originated the concept and implementation of electric-power generation and distribution to homes, businesses, and factories. This was a crucial development in the modern industrialized world and laid a foundation for the modern electric age. We take electricity and some of the modern luxuries for granted nowadays. The world would probably be a completely different place without Thomas Edison’s contributions.
Here a few quotes from Thomas Edison, hope you all find this inspirational:
“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 doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
“Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.”
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
“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.”
“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”
“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.”
“Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.”
“What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.”
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
“Five percent of the people think, ten percent of the people think they think, and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”
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