Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) 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 a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
“I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.” Thomas Edison
“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.” 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