Thomas Alva Edison, better remembered as an inventor than a businessman, has much to teach or inspire us even today. A prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents, he spent his entire life inventing many practical devices like phonogram, motion picture camera and long-lasting electric bulbs. If you are wondering what led to his phenomenal success all you have to do is to look into his quotes to find the answer. Yes, he had his failures; but he looked at those failures as “10,000 ways that won’t work” and reapplied himself to the job with more gusto. Let us now look into some of his quotes that have been inspiring men and women to try once more and achieve success.