Thomas Edison Quote

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.


c. 1903, quoted by M. A. Rosanoff, Harper's Monthly Magazine [Sept. 1932]. Variant found in Francis Arthur Jones, The Life of Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life (1932), 371: "Genius is two percent inspiration, ninety-eight percent perspiration."

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.