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Quotations about the
Percentages of Success



Welcome to my page of quotations about the math of success. Supposedly it's all about the percentages!  —ღ Terri


Genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration. ~Thomas Edison (1847–1931)  [quoteinvestigator.com]


Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration, and 2% attention to detail. ~Phil's‑osophy by Phil Dunphy, Modern Family, "Schooled," 2012, written by Steven Levitan & Dan O'Shannon  [S4, E2 –tg]


And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!...
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990


Success is 99 percent failure. ~Soichiro Honda, unverified


Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen


If 80 percent of success is showing up, then 20 percent is following up. ~Phil La Duke, 2016


Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes. ~From a billboard advertisement, possibly by the Bawmann Group


I've found it's 80 percent psychology and 20 percent skills. ~Tony Robbins


Make sure you are seeing projects 100 percent of the way through, not just 95 percent... The last 5 percent of Train Your Brain for Success is about that last 5 percent in your life. ~Roger Seip, 2012





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