Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
Born: February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18, 1931, West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Children: Charles Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, more
Spouse: Mina Miller (m. 1886–1931), Mary Stilwell (m. 1871–1884)
Siblings: Marion Wallace Edison, Eliza Smith Edison, Harriett Ann, Carlile Snow Edison, William Pitt Edison, Samuel Ogden Edison
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.