There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.
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Source Notes: From Joe Sabin: This is mis-attributed to Thomas Edison. It was actually Sir Joshua Reynolds. Edison just liked it and had it posted all over in his NJ Laboratories. I got my copy at the Edison Laboraties in Menlo Park and it clearly states Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11 1847 - October 18 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices which greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production to the process of invention, and can therefore be credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. Some of the inventions attributed to him were not completely original but amounted to improvements of earlier inventions or were actually created by numerous employees working under his direction. Nevertheless, Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,097 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
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