Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison, prolific inventor who held 1,093 patents in his name. He invented the electric light and power, sound recording and motion pictures. He is not only considered the world's greatest inventors, but one of the most influential people who ever lived. His advancements benefitted the entire world. (1847-1931)
Persistence is often what separates success from failure. Former POTUS Calvin Coolidge says it best:
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." Press on! - M. J.