A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 09, 2017
“Success is 10% inspiration, 95% perspiration and 5% math”

“Genius is 1% inspiration, 99 % perspiration” is a saying that is frequently credited to American inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931). The percentages often vary, and a math joke is sometimes added. “Success = 10% inspiration + 90% perspiration + 20% math skills” was posted on Twitter on June 15, 2009. “Success is 90% perspiration, 10% inspiration and 3.4% math” was posted on Twitter on February 25, 2011.

“Success is 10% inspiration, 95% perspiration and 5% math” was posted on Twitter on October 17, 2015.


Wikiquote: Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (11 February 1847 – 18 October 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices which greatly influenced life worldwide into the twenty-first century.
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Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
. Spoken statement (c. 1903); published in Harper’s Monthly (September 1932).
. Variants:
. None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
.. Statement in a press conference (1929), as quoted in Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel & Charles Lindbergh (1987) by James D. Newton, p. 24.
. Variant forms without early citation: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a ‘genius’ is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”
. “Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

Twitter
Jason Caston‏
@jasoncaston
Replying to @dennisbest
RT @dennisbest: Success = 10% inspiration + 90% perspiration + 20% math skills. <--- too funny
8:26 PM - 15 Jun 2009

Twitter
Dr. Twittenheimer‏
@DrTwittenheimer
Success is 10% inspiration, 80% perspiration, 10% luck, and 10% math skills.
10:04 AM - 7 Jun 2010

Twitter
Joel Ingersoll‏
@FlyoverJoel
Success is 90% perspiration, 10% inspiration and 3.4% math.
11:53 AM - 25 Feb 2011

Twitter
FPP/MJP‏
@FramedPanda
“Success is 10 percent inspiration, 75 percent perspiration, 1 percent luck, 15 percent wisdom, and 25 percent bad math.”
10:25 AM - 7 Jul 2011

Twitter
John Simmons‏
@rexencore
Success is 10% inspiration, 95% perspiration and 5% math.
6:34 AM - 17 Oct 2015

Twitter
Erin Kelly‏
@erinkellysings
“Success is 10% inspiration, 95% perspiration, and 5% math.”
2:39 PM - 6 Jan 2016

Twitter
Trailblazers.FM‏
@tbpod
Success is 10% Inspiration 95% Perspiration and 5% Math
11:23 AM - 15 May 2016

Me.Me
SUCCESS 10% INSPIRATION 95% PERSPIRATION 5% MATH GOOD MORNING EVERYONE HAPPY TO BE BACK THANKS TO MA FOR FILLING IN I HAD AN AWESOME WEEK IN EDMONTON AND WILL BE POSTING PICTURES LATER HAVE A GREAT DAY! D OFFICIALSHOEBOXTUMBLRCOM MEME
MEMES 🤖 MATHS HAVE A GREAT DAY GREAT DAY PERSPIRATION GOOD MORNING EVERYONE AWESOMNESS EDMONTON
FOUND @ 22 LIKES ON 2017-01-29 14:40:04 BY ME.ME
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 • Permalink