Top Best Quotes of Thomas Edison (Thomas Elva Edison)

Thomas Alva Edison ( Thomas Alva Edison ) was an American inventor and industrialist. Due to many important inventions such as the electric bulb, phonograph, he is famous all over the world as a great inventor. He has 1093 patents in the United States. In other countries, 512 patents are in his name. In this article, we shared some of the best Thomas Edison Quotes.

Top Best Quotes of Thomas Edison (Thomas Elva Edison)


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

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

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

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

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

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“There’s a way to do it better.”

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

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“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”

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“What you are will show in what you do.”

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“Tomorrow is my exam but I don’t care because a single sheet of paper can’t decide my future.

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“As a sculptor needs a piece of marble, so the soul needs knowledge.”

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“When you have exhausted all possibilities. Remember this you haven’t.”

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

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“Opportunities is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

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“There is no substitute for hard work.”

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“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

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“The genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

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“To have a great idea have a lot of them.”

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“Time is the really capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.”

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“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”

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Thomas Edison had hearing loss from birth. He did not receive formal schooling. But he never allowed his physical disability and lack of school education to come in the way of knowledge. Under the guidance of mother, she made friends with books in childhood, made various experiments her game. His confidence and self-confidence were so much that difficult situations and failures never hindered his success.

He considered failure to be a part of any task, and this is the reason why he became the greatest inventor in the world by continuously learning and working relentlessly. Today he is an inspiration to the whole world. Today in this article we are sharing the story of the life of these great personalities, innovators, entrepreneurs. Read the biography of Thomas Edison

Short Biography Of Thomas Alva Edison 

Name Thomas Alva Edison
Born February 11, 1847
Birth Place Milan, Ohio, US
Death  October 18, 1931
Nationality American
Occupation Inventor, Businessman

Thomas Alva Edison Birth & Early Life

11 February 1847 the United States of Ohio ( Ohio ) Milan Province ( Milan ) Thomas Alva Edison (town Thomas Alva Edison was born). His mother, Nancy Addison ( Nancy Edison ) originally New York City was a resident, whose family had settled in Vienna, Canada. There he met Edison’s father, Samuel Ogden Edison ( Samuel Ogden Edison occurred) and both were married.

Samuel Edison was a political activist from Canada. In 1837 Ontario ( Ontario after a failed uprising in) had to flee forced from Canada. He took refuge in the city of Milan in Ohio province, USA.

Thomas Edison was the youngest of seven siblings. As a child, he had lost hearing ability due to scarlet fever. He did not start speaking until he was 6 years old due to hearing loss. After the age of 6, he started speaking slowly.

Thomas Alva Edison Schooling for just 12 days 

In 1858, his father and his family left Milan and moved to Portharan, Michigan, which was then a local center for commerce and industry. He started a business of lumbering there. Edison went to school for the first time in this city, but his schooling lasted only 12 weeks.

Since childhood illness, Edison’s hearing capacity was impaired. He could not understand any text at one time due to lack of clear hearing. Also, due to his curious tendency, he used to ask many questions to the teachers.

Fed up with his questions, one of his teachers called him ‘retarded’. When this matter reached Edison’s mother, he felt so bad that he took Edison out of school. She was a teacher, so she started teaching him at home.

He had full faith in his child’s talent. Emphasizing self-study, he gave them direction to move forward. Mama had a positive impact on Edison and started reading various books. There was so much desire for knowledge in them that they used to read books of every subject, so that they could expand their knowledge as much as possible, which was beneficial for them for their lifetime. By reading various books, at a very young age, his interest in mechanical and chemical experiments was aroused.

Newspaper sold at age 12 

When Edison was 12 years old, he began selling candies and newspapers at the Grant Trunk Railroad in Detroit to raise money for his experiments. If income was low, then started selling vegetables for extra income.

Gradually depositing the money, he prepared his own laboratory and printing press in the baggage car of the train. There he started publishing a newspaper called ‘Grant Trunk Herald’ with 4 of his companions and started selling passengers in the train itself. Due to the up-to-date news, his news paper started running and soon became popular among travelers. This was the first step of his business trip.

He studied in Detroit’s public library and used various chemical experiments in his small laboratory set up in a baggage car. Once during one such experiment, there will be a fire in the chemical lab of his baggage car. He survived the conductor’s readiness, but due to being caught by the ear and pulled out of the train, his remaining hearing capacity was also lost. After this incident, he was shown the way out of the train too.

Their experiments also stopped after the chemical lab was closed. One way was closed, but Edison did not lose heart. He continued to sell newspapers in various stations of that route to maintain his income.

First introduction to telegraph

It was the year of 182. One day while selling newspapers on his route, Edison noticed that a 3-year-old child had fallen in front of the train. He saved that child’s life as soon as he showed readiness and courage.

The child’s name was ‘Jimmy McKenzie’ and his father ‘JU McKenzie’ was from Michigan. He became so grateful to Edison that he gave him training to operate the telegraph as a reward.

After being fully adept at operating the telegraph, Edison got the job of telegraph operator in Portrahan itself. After that, he continued to work in telegraphy in various cities of the United States for about 5 years.

He worked in many big cities of the Midwest, which was the main center of commerce and politics along with technology at that time. Whenever he got time after work, he would study technology and science books. He read many books related to telegraphy. Also studied Michael Faraday’s research related literature on electrical science. He continued his studies and experiments while working at The Associate Press in the city ​​of Kentucky until 14 .

During this time, he appeared as a first-class telegrapher and became known as a skilled receiver due to his clean and quick handwriting. At that time ‘Moss Code’ was inscribed on paper. Therefore, hearing loss was not affected by Edison’s work. But with the development of technology, the receiver of telegraphy machine was equipped with ‘sound-key’. Now the telegrapher started reading the information after hearing the click sound. The weakening of hearing power has now become the biggest obstacle to Edison’s work. The result was that they stopped getting work.

With no work in hand, unemployed Edison returned to his home in Portharran at 14. His mother’s health was deteriorating at that time. She was suffering from mental illness. The father’s business was also closed. After seeing the situation at home, Edison felt that he would have to do something to secure his and his family’s future. On the advice of some of his close friends, he took the road to Boston, which was the focal point of science and culture.

The first invention ‘electronic vote recorder’ failed

He moved to Boston to work with the Western Union Company , where he got a close look at the entire telegraph community, ranging from telegraph printers, inventors, mechanics to industrialists and capitalists. He remained in this company for almost a year and during this time worked on many telegraphy machines.

Telegraph producer ‘Charles Williams’ provided him with a small place in his laboratory where he could conduct his experiments. With only a few have received any capital support from the bourgeoisie, which takes full advantage of his one ‘electronic vote recorder’ ( Electronic Vote Recorder invented). Which he later got patented as well.

‘Electronic vote recorder’ ( Electronic Vote Recorder used to do) in the calculation of votes minutes. So Edison was hopeful that this invention would be taken up hand in hand. But he was disappointed when American politicians rejected his invention. The name was called in the manual vote counting method, in which there was a possibility of changing the candidate’s vote till the last moment. But the possibility of counting the votes in a few minutes by the electronic vote recorder would have been eliminated.

Edison was not disappointed at the failure of his first invention, but admitted that he had erred in assessing the usefulness of his invention and decided that in the future he would not invent anything that nobody wanted to use or Do not want to buy. They decided to invent any new according to the demand of the market.

The second invention ‘stock ticker machine’ has been taken

In the middle of 179, he moved to New York. When he reached New York, he was struggling with money strapped. At that time his friend Franklin L. Popp, who was a telegraph engineer at ‘Samuel Laws’ Gold Indicator Company , helped him and allowed him to sleep in a room in the company. Edison repaired the company’s printing machine one day and he got the job of maintenance of the printing machine there.

As well as working at the company, he continued his experiments and his first invention in New York’s stock ticker machine ‘( Stock Ticker Machine made). It was a universal stock printer, with the ability to synchronize the transjections of multiple stock tinkers simultaneously.

“Gold and Stock Telegraph Company” ( Gold & Stock Telegraphy Company ) for them was so impressed with this invention that buy them the rights to $ 40,000. At that time, Edison was only 22 years old. This was the first time he received money for his invention. Seeing this success, he left the job of the company and started spending all his time in his inventions and experiments.

Establishment of ‘Pop Edison & Company’

He was involved in many projects and partnerships related to telegraph. He Franklin L. Pop 9 L86 (Franklin Lk Pope) and James Ashley (James Ashley) ‘pop Addison & Co together with (Pope Ediosn & Company) installed. In his company, he made several improvements to the telegraph device and got them patented.

His company’s gold and stock company L870 “( Gold & Stock Company merged). After Edison’s “Newark Telegraph together with William Unger in Newark City Works” ( Newark Telegraph Works was used to build the set), where stock printer.

In October 180, with the help of some capital investors, he founded the American Telegraph Works , where the automatic telegraph was produced. At that time, he had gained a reputation as a major innovator in the field of telegraphy. After this success, he got married to ‘Mary Steevil’, which gave him 3 children. Even after marriage, Edison used to spend most of his time in the laboratory.

In 173 he produced the Quadruplex Telegraph for the Western Electric Company , after which he signed a deal with the ‘Western Electric Company’, under which the entire project regarding multiple telegraphy was his company ‘. Only American Telegraph Works’. It was his most successful invention of the time, which strengthened him financially and he established his large research laboratory at Menlo Park in New Jersey at 14, which was equipped with scientific instruments. There he hired many trained assistants and mechanics, who worked under his direction. This laboratory was Edison’s factory of inventions, where he worked continuously for hours.

Invention of the carbon telephone transmitter

He made many major inventions in this laboratory at Menlo Park. In 18, he invented the Carbon Telephone Transmeter , which enabled the practical use of the telephone. Graham Bell ( Graham Bell ) had invented the telephone, but until Edison had not invented the carbon telephone transmitter, its practical use was impossible. Both are taken together in the context of this invention.

Edison invented the transmitter and Graham Bell the receiver. Radio and micro phones were invented only later on the technology of carbon transmitter.

The invention of the phonograph made it world famous  

Telephone and experiments conducted with the Telegraph on them leads to the invention of the phonograph and he (the phonograph in L877 Phonograph invented). It was a device that could record and play sounds again. This invention made Edison world famous.

In 18 President Rutherford B. Hayes ( Rutherford Hayes Bk ) by Phonograph ( Phonograph ) demonstrated Waithaus called since the beginning of Avishkarkon first class of their number in the world.

Washington Post ( Washington Post has) describes him as “the genius” ( Genius told). In 18, he set up a company for the sale of phonographs, but due to a low initial sales graph, he deflected attention for almost a decade and focused on his next project. This project was – Electric Blub .

Electric bulb invention

Edison had already invented the electric bulb. But by that time its practical use was not possible. On 15 November 18, Edison established The Edison Electric Light Company with several investors in New York , including JP Morgan.

In November 187 9 he using carbon filament electric bulb ( Electric Bulb built) and made her patented. This bulb could remain illuminated for about thirteen and a half hours.

Edison continued its experiments and built a complete electricity generation and distribution system, and also designed all the necessary equipment such as dynamos, conductors, fuses, meters, sockets and many other devices. He patented 354 devices related to the Electricity Generation and Distribution System. He made his lighting system debut among people in December 179, when he was illuminated by the laboratory complex electricity at Melno Park.

Establishment of ‘Edison Aluminum Company’

In 1880 Edison electric distribution patented system and Edison Aluminum Company in December 1880 ( Edison Aluminium Company established). From 1861 onwards, he shifted his focus from research and development to manufacturing, marketing and installation. They took their headquarters to New York. Research work continued for a few years in Melno Park.

The company’s first commercial power station in Avenu park in Manhattan in September L882 ( First Commercial Power Station installed), which was a class capability to provide customers from the area for miles electricity. Direct supply of 110 volts was supplied to 59 customers of Manhattan through the power station. This was the beginning of the ‘electric era’.

Edison set up several companies to manufacture and operate electric lighting system equipment – The Edison Electric Aluminum Company of New York, The Edison Machine Works, The Edison Electric Tube Company, Edison Lamp Works. Edison moved his lighting company to Paris, London and several European countries.

Addison’s wife’s death and second marriage

Edison’s wife Mary died after a prolonged illness at 16. After the death of his wife, Edison left Melano Park and married Meena Miller in 16 and moved to a residence in Llewellyn Park, West Orange. In West Orange, he built a well-equipped laboratory, with a machine shop, library, separate department of phonographs and photographs, separate labs for metallurgy, chemistry and galvanometer testing.

For the first few years, it was the center of research for the laboratory electric lighting company. But Edison wanted to do research on new products here.

Iron and Mining Sector Failures Cause Heavy Economic Loss

Throughout the 1890s, he continued to explore the techniques of iron ore mining in his laboratory and in New Jersey’s iron mines to supply it to Penslevania’s steel mill. At the same time, he again took up the project of phonograph, which he had left over 1 decade ago. He was a complete failure in his invention of iron and mining techniques. Causing 18 9 2 them in stock, “General Electric” (the Electric Company General Electric may sell) and merged his company “General Electric”.

The invention of the phonograph revived the economic crisis 

This was a major economic shock for him, but the invention of the phonograph brought him out of this crisis. He Fonograf (for use in both business and household Phonograph built). Like electric lighting, he also designed complete systems and equipment for phonographs, such as records to play, record recording equipment, record making equipment and machines, etc. For this, he decided to set up Phonograph Industries near his laboratory to make Phonograph viable.

Motion picture invention

As well as working on Fonograf they motion picture ( Motion Picture were working on). He invented the systems and all the equipment needed to make films from motion picture to motion picture. The motion picture was screened for the first time in 1891, and 2 years later the production of films began commercially.

Invention of Alkaline Battery

In 189, he got involved in the invention of Alkaline Battery and after 10 years of tireless work, he was successful in inventing it. But by the time their invention was completed, the use of electric vehicles reduced as the gasoline car became more popular. Nevertheless, the use of the batteries manufactured by them proved useful for railway cars and signals, minor lamps, and the invention of this modern alkaline battery gave way.

Appointed as the head of the Naval Consulting Board

In 1907, Edison took retirement from all his business / commercial projects due to health reasons and started working in his laboratory only as a scientist. At the time of the First World War, the US government invited him to serve as the head of the Naval Consulting Board , which was responsible for testing inventions related to military operations. Edison worked on several projects, including the Submarine Detector and Gun Location Technique.

Final invention and its patent

From 1920 onwards, Edison slowly began to stop his works. He was 40 years old. He got his 1093 and final patent for a device that holds the substance in the process of electroplating. After that, he spent most of his time with his wife at the Winter Resort in Fort Mayor, Florida. There he befriended Henry Ford ( Henry Ford began to grow) and his many inventions, including exploring the domestic sources of natural rubber from several electric trains their related projects.

Thomas Alva Edison Invention List

In the United States, Edison invented and patented in 1093. Edison patented 512 inventions in other countries. List of his major inventions:

1. electronic vote recorder

2. Stock Ticker Machin

3. Printing Telegraph

4. Phonograph)

5. Incandescent Light Bulb

6. Alkaline Battery

7. Motion Picture

8.  Movie Camera


10. Kinetoscope

11. Phonometer

12. Carbon Telephone Transmitter

13. Carbon Microphone

14. Vacuum Diode

15. Mimeograph

16. Quadruplex Telegraph

At the Edison Awards and honors  Thomas Alva Edison Awards )

Edison was awarded many awards and honors. The awards and honors he received are as follows:

  1. Matteucci Medal – 1887
  2. John Scott Medal – 1889
  3. Edward Longstreth Medal – 1899
  4. John Fritz Medal – 1908
  5. Franklin Medal – 1915
  6. Navy Distinguished Service Medal
  7. Edison Medal – 1923
  8. Congressional Gold Medal – 1928
  9. New Jersey Hall Of Fame – 2008
  10. Technical Grammy Award – 2010
  11. Entrepreneur Walk Of The Fame – 2011

Thomas Edison’s death ( Thomas Alva Edison Death )

Thomas Edison was suffering from diabetes for a long time. He died on 14 October 1931 at the age of 6 at the Levien home of West Orange. Edison’s contribution was to make America a developed nation and a superpower.

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