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“One percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration”

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Posted 13th Sep 2011 by Chris in engineering, sir david mcmurtry, science, co-ordinate measuring machines, inventions, john harrison, henry maudsley, longitude, navigation, lathes

Attributed to Thomas Edison, this classic quote is supposed to represent the great inventor’s view that the difference between the success or failure of inventions is often down to sheer perseverance, illustrated by his years of trial and error in the development of a practical working solution for an electric light bulb.

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