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Quotes of the day

Published Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 8:12 AM EST
Feb 11 2012

Thomas Alva Edison:

Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.

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

Hell, there are no rules here- we're trying to accomplish something.

I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.

I only use my body to carry my brain around.
(on exercise)

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

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

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.

Restlessness is discontent- and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man- and I will show you a failure.

Waste is worse than loss.

We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy - sun, wind and tide. I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

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

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