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Genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

Genius or things considered to have the quality of genius derive from brilliant ideas or intellect but moreso through hard work. All these successful entrepreneurs had great ideas, sure, but they worked extremely hard to realize them. Genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

Genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Prov. People get brilliant results primarily by working hard, not because they have special inborn powers. Child: Betty always does the best drawings in art class. She must be a genius. Father: If you worked hard, you could do just as well. Remember, genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
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One approach to maintaining secure adherence under perspiration-inducing conditions is to keep skin temperatures below where perspiration begins.
OK, genius is 90% inspiration but Dylan's perspiration would have been more 90% proof alcohol.
Wearing natural fibres, such as cotton, will take perspiration away from your skin and help disperse odours, while using antiperspirant deodorant can work miracles.
The capsule is said to work with the natural processes of metabolism, releasing fragrant molecules through the skin's surface during perspiration.
The dress was inspected and a report showed a mix of perspiration and other chemicals had triggered a response in the solution Johnsons had used to clean the dress.
The one whose lipstick is on, mascara doesn't smudge and has no sign of perspiration.
The company's patented MT (Moisture Transfer) technology is the reason for all this--it solves the perspiration problem that leads to wet feet, cold or hot.
WE have all experienced the embarrassment of sweating in high pressure or stressful situations, but for some, excessive perspiration can cause daily problems.
CERTAIN DRI, an antiperspirant brand for excessive perspiration, is releasing the Certain Dri FEET Protection System for controlling excessive foot perspiration and odor.
But sometimes the complex mechanism of perspiration goes awry, resulting in excessive perspiration.
The soft fabric sleeve eliminates the sudden loss of hearing due to moisture from perspiration, rain, and snow.
And diver ting sweat away is helpful because the salt in our perspiration can irritate the eyes and make them sting.
About one in four people suffer from heavy perspiration caused by overactive sweat glands.