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Thomas Edison Quotes


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

The Thomas Edison's quote says that we very often miss opportunity because it comes in the guise of work.

Opportunities in the business or social world are truly positive events. However, to be aware of opportunities, we must be attentive to our surroundings. We often do not notice opportunities when they are in front of us.

It is not easy to notice opportunities around us. We certainly should not take people, situations, or goals for granted. Very often, taking something for granted will be a missed opportunity.

We also need to be wise and careful, look carefully at the world outside, and reason rationally.


“Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”


“When I have finally decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead on it and make trial after trial until it comes.”


“A genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”


“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.”


“I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. I wish I had more years left.”


“I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.”


“Fools call wise men fools. A wise man never calls any man a fool.”


“The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world.”


“It's obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.”


“I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.”

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