Quotes by Thomas Edison

What you are

What you are will show in what you do.


We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

Necessities of progress

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.


Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Inspiration and perspiration

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.


If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.