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Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”

Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”

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  • Sankar April 20, 2012, 1:31 pm

    A person who quits never wins and the one who wins never quits!!! A bitter truth of the world.

  • Dinesh Aspire April 18, 2012, 3:35 am

    Our attempts never fail…….

  • Dinesh Aspire April 18, 2012, 3:31 am

    Don’t loose our confidence at any point of time…

  • Mostafa April 18, 2012, 1:05 am


  • Waliyuddin April 15, 2012, 2:38 am

    Oh wonderful!

  • Siddhu April 14, 2012, 11:57 am


  • Shashi April 13, 2012, 6:28 am

    Very impressive and everyone should know this: TRY TRY TRY until you get success but never commit the same mistake, no problem if we don’t succeed at last we end up with a TRIAL…!!!

  • JUNAID April 5, 2012, 7:06 pm

    Mistakes, a part of our life. Try to forgive those who have done mistakes, but learn from those mistakes.

  • Atif April 5, 2012, 5:42 am


  • Belena March 27, 2012, 4:11 am

    Nice story. We can be wrong sometime so we should learn from our mistakes…

  • Manoj March 25, 2012, 9:36 am

    It is really super. Learn from your mistakes…

  • SkyFlynn March 23, 2012, 6:16 pm

    Such a nice saying 4m edison

  • Mike March 22, 2012, 7:43 pm

    No mistakes, no progress.

  • Rakesh March 8, 2012, 5:20 am

    If we make mistakes, it is not bad but if we repeat those mistakes again & again its very bad

  • Aneesh kk February 26, 2012, 10:23 am

    Think different do different

  • Hanna February 22, 2012, 7:02 am

    We should never give up on attempting things which we are afraid to do! coz no one in this world born to be perfect… The more failures, the more lessons we learn… That’s life — it makes us more eager to pursue to be right. POSITIVE THOUGHT is the best a person should have! =)

  • Jossy February 15, 2012, 3:54 am

    Nothing is impossible. I have learned that it is important to a strong belief in what we do which results in fruitfulness.

  • Pvsmurthy February 11, 2012, 1:25 am

    Try and try until we succeed.

  • Aastha February 10, 2012, 11:38 am

    Learn from the mistakes of others… there is no time in life to actually commit yours…

  • Rahul Band February 3, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Excellent story..Be positive…..We should always be positive…the more do the mistakes the more we learn…

  • Ravi ebizzer January 22, 2012, 2:20 am

    Learn from this , about positive thinking ……….
    it is teach us that learning attitude .

  • Shubham January 16, 2012, 2:04 pm

    The person who do mistake is human that is the diffrence btwn us and god

  • Rupesh musmade January 13, 2012, 12:37 am

    That’s the confidence…

  • Suresh January 12, 2012, 5:04 am

    Wonderful explanation

  • Abhishek December 29, 2011, 5:08 am

    learning depends on your attitude towards the situation…One should think about the problems..but shuold always think towards the solution…

  • Vikas Tomer December 24, 2011, 2:46 pm


  • Latha December 21, 2011, 12:27 am

    There’s nothing wrong in making a mistake but we have to correct ourselves after that.

  • Satya December 20, 2011, 12:09 am

    Mistakes give more confident about the success so recognize your mistakes and don’t do the mistakes again and again

  • Tatek November 26, 2011, 4:06 am

    Extracting bits of lessons from events, failure or success makes us grate. Thanks for sharing the lesson.

  • SRAVAN KUMAR October 18, 2011, 6:06 am

    Hello Friends!
    I hope every body agrees that this is 100% true in our lives. Thomas Edison Really did great job.

  • Tsering dhundup September 26, 2011, 5:59 am

    These types of motivational stories are helpful when people get frustrated. We shoud learn from our mistakes. There is no person who have become successful without doing any mistakes. So, Never give up n try try until u get success.

  • HT September 23, 2011, 7:30 am

    Practice makes success

  • Aishu September 16, 2011, 12:45 am

    Try Try Try until we tired…
    Let love the work what we do and do it “The best”
    Never get Failed……..

  • Priyanka Kumari September 9, 2011, 3:07 am

    He provided me hope……………………thanks

  • SOURAV September 5, 2011, 2:14 pm

    Learn from Mistakes

  • Adarsh August 7, 2011, 12:58 pm

    Great person.. he inspired me…

  • Parithi Pop July 27, 2011, 9:15 am

    Best methodology to think + from our losses………..

  • Abhishek Jaiswal July 26, 2011, 9:31 am

    Very nice so I used it for me speech!!!

  • Manas Ranjan Padhi July 16, 2011, 4:59 am

    Hard work never goes unreward, try until the end.

  • Minthang Gangte June 7, 2011, 8:39 am

    Mistakes are Educational.

  • Mehul Rajgor May 23, 2011, 11:45 pm

    Always think positive. Positive thinking brings happiness in our life.

  • Amit Byas April 24, 2011, 11:42 am

    This is what called POSITIVE THINKING

  • karhik April 17, 2011, 4:15 am


  • menard April 7, 2011, 8:52 am

    life fault and trials must be look in positive ways… it will make us strong and thinks more broader

  • Yash March 3, 2011, 12:37 am

    Every mistake, however small it may be, is a lesson by itself….

  • san February 23, 2011, 9:54 pm

    So nice example ..
    one who says I did mistake is not a negative thinker, one who didn’t agree his/her mistake is negative thinker.
    Thank you

  • Chris February 4, 2011, 1:33 am

    Tha’s what you call… Optimism! =)

  • Biplab January 16, 2011, 7:06 am

    First we should try. If we don’t succeed, we should find out the reason behind our failure. Then avoid the previous mistakes. This way when we keep on trying, we can at a point of time do that work perfectly without any mistakes.

  • Sumesh Babu November 28, 2010, 11:59 pm

    Mistakes make one perfect.

  • LACHU November 11, 2010, 1:19 pm

    first to correct the mistakes
    second not to repeat the mistakes

    i remind the words of Abdul kalam sir:
    Good decision comes from experience
    Experience comes from bad decision

  • AKSHAY JAIN September 29, 2010, 10:58 am

    Very good comment and very well said by THOMAS ELVA EDISON. WE should always try to learn from our mistakes and we should never get disheartened by the failure of our mistakes

  • Rahul September 24, 2010, 11:05 am

    its very good, definitely we should not give up

  • Bennet September 23, 2010, 6:18 am

    Nothing is impossible. It’s nice.

  • Venkat August 19, 2010, 7:18 am

    We all know that our failures are stepping stones for our success.

  • Ritika Jain August 8, 2010, 2:30 am

    Mistake is the initial step towards success.

  • Girish Barvaliya July 20, 2010, 11:10 am

    That’s the positive attitude. We try to do mistake so we come to learn our mistakes and we will try to improve our task.

  • Gopi chebrolu July 16, 2010, 1:19 am

    Mistakes make one perfect.

  • Pankaj June 29, 2010, 9:51 am

    Everyone is not achieved success in first attempt. So never give up if u failed. Try 2 find the reason of failure. I hope u will be succeed in next attempt.

  • Prashanti June 27, 2010, 10:55 pm

    Here thinking between two persons one is positive and the other one in negative, failure and mistakes are common but one should come in such a way to hope for the best from the result and can do it in a better way.

  • Ninad June 13, 2010, 4:54 am

    mistakes are a part of experience which are great building blocks of life.

  • Suma May 31, 2010, 7:17 am

    Great ! Got to learn and adapt in life …

  • Chandrashekhar n Chintalwar May 28, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Great. When mistakes happen they are painful but years later colection of mistakes are leads to success called experience.

  • Vinod Jadhav May 1, 2010, 1:13 am

    Really its very fantastic. N0 pain no gain. Idea wont work unless and until u work on idea.

  • Ranees March 27, 2010, 5:41 am

    Yes it’s wonderful.

  • Sangeeta.S.H March 22, 2010, 11:57 pm

    Ya! Realy its so nice. and we also try to think positive only.

  • Mike February 20, 2010, 2:27 am

    It’s ok to make a mistake, just don’t repeat THE SAME mistake.

  • Santhosh February 6, 2010, 1:38 am

    Not realising the mistake is a mistake, but making the mistake is not a mistake. Mistakes can make us to learn us many things.

    It is a really good comment.

  • AZAR January 23, 2010, 6:02 am

    To Attain the Success is not an easy one.. We have to face many difficulties..

  • Sheik January 18, 2010, 1:17 pm

    It’s good to learn from our mistakes but I think it’s also a good way to see the good side of everything.

  • Chandra Kanth December 19, 2009, 3:02 am

    The above message ‘Learn from mistakes’ is fabulous. Yes everyone has to learn from mistakes, she/he should not make the same mistake. Made mistakes make us learn new inventions/thoughts.

  • Vijaya November 11, 2009, 8:35 am

    No one in the world get succeed in the first attempt. Those who learn things from mistakes can only lead to success.

  • Gkaruna October 14, 2009, 2:04 pm

    Good thoughts

    lead a good life

  • Vikas October 7, 2009, 12:47 pm

    We are all fallible and everybody in this world has got right to make mistakes and everybody does that but what is important in life is that we should learn from our mistakes.. The one who does not learn aything from one’s past mistakes is unlikely to succed life…..

  • Anamika October 3, 2009, 9:35 am

    It’s really a wonderful comment

  • Abeera February 19, 2009, 9:51 am

    It give us a lesson so please learn from ur mistakes

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