The world has progressed and continues to progress driven by inventors and innovators who do not despair. Thomas Edison, one of the greatest inventors, innovators and job creators in the history of the world, set the example. His recorded quotes are even toad an inspiration

Kenya has about 26 million Kenyans aged 18 - 65 years. In 2021, about 6 million filed KRA tax returns. This means that about 20 million did not have a job that enabled them file taxes.

Diaspora University Town (DUT) project that is progressing to create jobs is using Thomas Edison thinking that is recorded through his inspirational quotes.

Thomas Edison 15 Quotes

(1) “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.”

(2) “When a man desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.”

(3) “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work: second, stick-to-it: third, common sense.”

(4) “The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.”


(5) “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

(6) “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”

(7) “We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.”

(8) “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

(9) "When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”

(10) “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”


(11) “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

(12) “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”

(13) “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

(14) “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

(15) “You can’t realise your dreams unless you have one to begin with.”