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Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of...   Life
Be courageous! Have faith! Go Forward!   Life
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always Americ...   Life
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is p...   Life
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.   Life
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.   Life
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspirati...   Life
Great ideas originate in the muscles.   Life
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.   Business
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of in...   Life
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded isanother ...   Life
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.   Life
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that preced...   Life
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the f...   Friendship
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.   Life
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that s...   Life
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.   Life
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by...   Life
I start where the last man left off.   Life
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound...   Life
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put...   Life
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't me...   Business
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they ...   Life
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most u...   Life
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where i...   Life
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evo...   Life
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its r...   Life
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls...   Life
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succe...   Life
Religion is all bunk.   Life
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.   Life
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of pr...   Life
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thou...   Life
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.   Life
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done i...   Life
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitant...   Life
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around   Life
The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it ...   Life
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard w...   Life
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.   Life
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.   Life
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of...   Life
There is no substitute for hard work.   Life
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force...   Life
There's a way to do it better - find it.   Life
They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice ...   Life
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.   Life
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.   Life
To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarci...   Life
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lay...   Life
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.   Life
What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.   Life
What you are will show in what you do.   Life
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of...   Life
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.   Life