Thomas Edison Quote

High Fives to BruceA who first got the Mystery Quote!

Without looking it up, does anyone know who said:

"Genius is one percent inspiration and
ninety-nine percent perspiration."
Thomas A. Edison

Feel free to submit an answer even if you don't know ... could be fun seeing the guesses. I'll announce the winner in a few days.


  1. I don't know, but I guess Howard Hughes - it sounds like something he would've said.

  2. My guess is either Thomas Edison or Henry Ford. If I can only have one guess, I'd say Edison.

  3. We used this at last year's talent show during the "comic relief" portion of the show:

    Teacher: Tommy, who said: "Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration"?

    Tommy I don't know but who ever he is sure must smell!

    Ba dum chump!

    Answer: Thomas Edison

  4. I was gonna say Albert Einstein, But Wezie sounds pretty confident about it.

    I'll go with Edison, too, then.

  5. I don't know but ive heard it before. Ok so this sounds pretty silly the more I think of it but for some reason it reminds me of the teacher off Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory. Well okay, that defitenly wasnt it now i think of it but oh well.

  6. You have the winner already!


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