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Rumor has it that he was an ass.

And yet, we have this grand quote:

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

(source)

And here is a lovely homage to the idea of how perspiration is the mother of invention:



So, maybe the guy was a good guy. Maybe he was a bad guy. I wasn't there. But I do think there is some good information when you study just the good stuff.
 
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"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."

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If you ever get to Fort Myers Florida you should visit his estate. The old labs are still there and he liked to collect and plant all sorts of plants so the grounds are pretty cool. The banyan trees are awesome.

http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/about/what-youll-see/edison-ford-gardens/


Quote from site "Banyan tree. Believed to have been planted around 1925 and is one of the largest banyan trees in the continental United States."

 
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I thought for sure a picture of a certain person in overalls would follow.
 
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I too, have read the opinion that Edison was an ass.

The man was a genius, and a workaholic. He often spent days on end in the lab, or shop.
He would let no man stand in his way on his path to achievement.

Did he step on people while on his quest? Most likely.
There are "white hats", and "black hats". But there are a million shades of grey in between.

Many more people have benefited from his works than have been hurt by it.

 
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