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Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison
(1847 - 1931)
American inventor and businessman. Thomas Edison invented or developed a great many of the 20th century's essential electronic devices, such as the phonograph, the incandescent lightbulb, and the motion picture camera.
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If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Alva Edison | Peace Quotes
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
- Thomas Alva Edison | Peace Quotes
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
- Thomas Alva Edison | Genius Quotes
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
- Thomas Alva Edison | Work Quotes


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