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    It has been reported that Edison failed over 6,000 times before perfecting the first electric light bulb.

    On one occasion a young journalist challenged Edison saying to him, "Mr. Edison, why do you keep trying to make light by using electricity when you have failed so many times? Don't you know that gas lights are with us to stay?"

    To this Edison replied, "Young man, don't you realize that I have not failed but have successfully discovered six thousand ways that won't work!"

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    Here's another I received in a newsletter yesterday.

    "Many of life's failures are people who did not
    realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
    —Thomas A. Edison

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    PORTRAIT OF AN ACHIEVER

    Failed in Business - Bankruptcy, 1831

    Defeated for Legislature, 1832

    Sweetheart/Fiancee Dies, 1835

    Nervous Breakdown, 1836

    Defeated in Election, 1836

    Defeated for U.S. Congress, 1843

    Defeated again for U.S. Congress, 1846

    Defeated once again for U.S. Congress, 1848

    Defeated for U.S. Senate, 1855

    Defeated for U.S. Vice President, 1856

    Defeated again for U.S. Senate, 1858

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    Elected President of the U.S.A., 1860

    I work in lounge pants

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    ya, but these guys were not married to Sandra... (my wife)


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