9 Famous Edison Quotes For Your Graduation Cap

Congrats to the Class of 2020! After an year full of unexpected hardship, you should be proud of  the perseverance and hard work that you have shown not only in 2020 but for the last 4 years in school. Whether you are able to have a ceremony or not, it’s time to celebrate by decorating your graduation caps and tossing them in the air. What better way to symbolize your achievements than with an Edison quote?

Edison was a quote machine, literally. Reporters loved to interview him for his penchant to coin a phrase. His quotes are used in advertising, history books, merchandise, offices, classroom walls, and more to this day. His introspective words are just as relevant to students today as they were to newspaper readers during his time.

To celebrate college & high school graduations, Edison Innovation Foundation is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner! All you have to do is decorate your cap with your favorite Edison quotes (some suggestions below and post it on your Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #EdisonGradCap (be sure your profile is public so we can see the post). Our team will be featuring the best caps all month and on July 1st, we will announce the winner of the gift card!

Our Favorite Edison Quotes:

  1. “There’s a better way to do it. Find it.”
  2. “I have not failed 10,000 times, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
  3. “There is no substitute for hard work.”
  4. “I start where the last man left off.”
  5. “What you are will show in what you do.”
  6. “Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” 
  7. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”  
  8. “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” 
  9. “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

These might not be your favorites, but fear not, for you are free to use any you like. Check out thomasedison.org for many more Edison quotes!


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