Thomas Edison Quotes and Biography 2022 | Thomas Alva Edison Quotes


Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who was born on 11th Feb of 1847 and passed away on 18th Oct 1931. He has invented quite a lot of devices in fields namely, motion pictures, electric power generation, sound recording & mass communication. He has invented a lot of purpose-filled inventions which include motion picture camera, phonograph and the electric bulb which is actually an older version i.e. in this period and which has a great and wide impact on the modern world. Edison is one of the crews of the first inventors who did apply the combined forces of teamwork to the process of invention & the principles of organised science as he worked with a lot of researchers and employees. He was also the one to establish the first industrial research lab.


Early life, Family and Relationship

Thomas Alva Edison, one of the genius minds, was born in  Milan, Ohio, USA but was brought up in Port Huron, Michigan, when his family went there in the year of 1854.


Father: Samuel Ogden Edison Jr.

Mother:  Nancy Matthews Elliott

Brothers: William Pitt Edison, Carlile Snow Edison & Samuel Ogden Edison

Sisters: Harriet Ann Edison, Marion Wallace Edison & Eliza Smith Edison


Edison was the seventh son of his parents and also the last son of his parents. His surname was originally Edeson. His grandfather left New Jersey to Nova Scotia in the year of 1784 as his father moved to Vienna, Ontario and left after his part in the Rebellion of the year 1837. He was taught to read & write and arithmetics by his mother who was a school teacher, as Edison went to school for just a few months. No matter what a biographer has once told that he was a very curious one as a child & was always fascinated with technology.


Thomas Alva Edison Success and career

Thomas Alva Edison started with his career by selling candy, newspapers and vegetables on the train from Port Huron to Detroit. He got a 50 dollar profit per week when he was 13 years old. He used most of this money for equipment for electrical & chemical experiments. With all this interest and grit from childhood, he went on, to make a lot for this world.


Thomas Alva Edison Quotes


1 There’s a way to do it better find it.

2 I didn’t fail thousand times. The light bulb was an invention with thousand steps.

3 I don’t live with the past, I am living for today and tomorrow.

4 Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

5 I have never made a mistake. I have only learned from experience.

6 Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.

7 We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.

8 Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

9 Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.

10 There is far more opportunity than there is ability.


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