I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.Thomas Edison
: If we beat the King ninety-nine times, yet he is King still so will his posterity be after him; but if the King beat us once we shall be hanged, and our posterity made slaves. : My Lord, if this be so, why did we take up arms at first? This is against fighting hereafter. If so, let us make peace, be it never so base.Oliver Cromwell
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.Spoken statement (c. 1903); published in Harper's Monthly (September 1932)
I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.sinclair lewis
Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.Henry James
To think that because those who wield power in society wield in the end that of government, therefore it is of no use to attempt to influence the constitution of the government by acting on opinion, is to forget that opinion is itself one of the greatest active social forces. One person with a belief is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.john stuart mill
No one can have greater respect for the independence of the legislative power than I:;: but legislation does not mean finance, criticism of the administration, or ninety-nine out of the hundred things with which in England the Parliament occupies itself. The legislature should legislate, i.c., construct grand laws on scientific principles of jurisprudence, but it must respect the independence of the Executive as it desires its own independence to be respected. It must not criticise the Government, and, as its legislative labours are essentially of a scientific kind, there can be no reason why its debates should be reported."Napoleon Bonaparte, to Sieves, quoted by Sir J. Seeley in "Introduction to Political Science," 216.
"Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred." Pooh thought for a while. "How old shall I be then?" "ninetynine." Pooh nodded. "I promise," he said.a. a. milne
Up to the Twentieth Century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality. Ninety-nine percent of all that is going to affect our tomorrows is being developed by humans using instruments and working in ranges of reality that are nonhumanly sensible.buckminster fuller
Ninety-nine percent of what you read about investing in magazines and newspapers, and 100% of what you hear on television is worse than useless.Chapter 15, A Final Word, p. 297 (The Four Pillars of Investing (2002))
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.c.1903 Quoted in Harper's Monthly Magazine, Sep1932.
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