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Thomas Edison Inspirational Quotes and the Secret of Success

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Thomas Edison and the Secret of Success

I've just been browsing through Paula Mooney's list of bloggers who make money online and I went over to the excellent Life Learning Today where I saw an amusing quote by Thomas Edison. I don't usually go much for 'inspirational' quotes as they often seem to be based on a mixture of blind belief and optimism come what may, but this one from Mr Edison made me smile as it struck a chord :-

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison.

Very funny Thomas. I could be wrong but I don't think was noted for his sense of humour. Although he was so fascinated by Morse Code that he taught it to his girlfriend Mina Miller and proposed marriage to her in code. He nicknamed his first two children "Dot" and "Dash" (from his first marriage to Mary Stilwell).

Thomas Alva Edison

You can't deny that Thomas Edison practised what he preached however, he is said to hold 1,093 US Patents, as well as patents in the UK, France and Germany. I guess without him the world would not be as it is today and the Internet might never have happened. Except of course that it did, so that is all idle speculation really.

Another quote I find amusing and inspirational is an anonymous one said to be what Polish fathers say to their sons at the age of 18. The father, who has accompanied his son to the railway station as he sets off to seek fame and fortune says to him :-

"Son, if ever you need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm." (Haha very funny - why didn't my father ever tell me that ?!)

So now you know the secret of success ! Have a nice day !


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