Work ethic

That which precedes success

“I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”

— Thomas Edison, American inventor

A. R. Calhoun How to Get On in the World; or, a Ladder to Pratical Success, New York, 1895, p.137.  Digitally archived at:, accessed 18 September 2021. 

By Greg

Australian composer and pianist