Genius is one percent inspiration
and 99 percent perspiration.




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Genius is one percent inspiration
and 99 percent perspiration. : Phrases



Meaning:

A saying that extols the benefits of hard work and effort.


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Origin:

This is probably the most famous line uttered by the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. If further explanation of the meaning is required he provided it by completing the quotation thus:

"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident. They came by work."





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