Team Building Quotes From Thomas Edison

Team Building Quotes From Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was an inventor and businessman responsible for developing many devices that greatly influenced life around the world. Some of his most famous inventions include the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the electric light bulb. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention. Edison was a prolific inventor with over a thousand patents in America alone. His inventions made an immense contribution to mass communication and to the telecommunications industry in particular. He also developed a system of electric-power generation and distribution to homes, businesses and factories.

We have put together a collection of quotes from Thomas Edison, which you can use to motivate and build your team:

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
– Thomas Edison

“What you are will show in what you do.”
– Thomas Edison

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”
– Thomas Edison

“There is no substitute for hard work.”
– Thomas Edison

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”
– Thomas Edison

“When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.”
– Thomas Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison

“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.”
– Thomas Edison

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”
– Thomas Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison

“I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”
– Thomas Edison

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
– Thomas Edison

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
– Thomas Edison

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”
– Thomas Edison

“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”
– Thomas Edison

“There is far more opportunity than there is ability.”
– Thomas Edison

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”
– Thomas Edison

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
– Thomas Edison

“I start where the last man left off.”
– Thomas Edison

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