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The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Thomas A. Edison ( 1847 ~ 1931 )
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
Hell, there are no rules here-- we're trying to accomplish something.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
If there is a way to do it better; find it.
The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.
The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. 
Unfortunately, there seems to be  far more opportunity out there than ability.... We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
When I have finally decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead on it and make trial after trial until it comes.
We don't know a millionth of 1 percent about anything.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions....
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it. 
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention.... Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I  am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Personalities:

Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
 Albert Einstein
 Sir Winston Churchill
 Lord Byron
 Henry David Thoreau
 Victor Hugo
 Thomas A. Edison
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln
Samuel Butler
Elbert Hubbard
John Lennon
 Leo Tolstoy
Lily Tomlin
Mark Twain
 Ranbindranath Tagore
 Friedrich Nietzsche
 Elbert Hubbard
Francois Voltaire
H.W. Longfellow
 Anonymous

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