I’ve often used my favorite quote, “One experiment is worth a thousand expert opinions,” and I’ve attributed it to Thomas Edison. Recently, however, I went looking for other pithy Edison quotes to keep it company. Imagine my surprise at *not *finding that quote in the list of known Edison quotations!
A Google search showed that the quote is well used on the web, frequently attributed to that great thinker, “Unknown,” but occasionally attributed to others (Werner von Braun, Neil Armstrong, etc.).
Does anyone know the Straight Dope on the origin of this quote? My credibility in my business and teaching work hangs in the balance. Thanks, gang!..TRM