Born: February 11, 1847
Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: October 18, 1931
Occupation: Businessman, Inventor, and Scientist
Profile: Most succesful inventor in history. Held 1,093 U.S. patents. Best known for the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Number of Quotes: 10
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
It is very beautiful over there.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaption to the problem you're working on.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.