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inspiration for the perspiration

German translation: die Inspiration für die Transpiration

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English term or phrase:inspiration for the perspiration
German translation:die Inspiration für die Transpiration
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11:08 Feb 23, 2006
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English term or phrase: inspiration for the perspiration
...families, whose love gave us the "inspiration for the perspiration".
Asaphina
die Inspiration für die Transpiration
Explanation:
es Beruht auf einen Spruch von Thomas A. Edison:

Da hatte Edison hoffentlich Unrecht, als er konstatierte: "Genie ist 99 Prozent Transpiration und 1 Prozent Inspiration." --Joachim Nagel
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3423304189/028-5441527...

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Note added at 31 mins (2006-02-23 11:40:04 GMT)
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O-Zitat: "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
http://www.eei.org/industry_issues/industry_overview_and_sta...

Manchmal aber auch statt "genius": "success"; "invention"
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Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 11:52
Grading comment
Danke
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die Inspiration für die Transpiration


Explanation:
es Beruht auf einen Spruch von Thomas A. Edison:

Da hatte Edison hoffentlich Unrecht, als er konstatierte: "Genie ist 99 Prozent Transpiration und 1 Prozent Inspiration." --Joachim Nagel
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3423304189/028-5441527...

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Note added at 31 mins (2006-02-23 11:40:04 GMT)
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O-Zitat: "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
http://www.eei.org/industry_issues/industry_overview_and_sta...

Manchmal aber auch statt "genius": "success"; "invention"

Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 11:52
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 9
Grading comment
Danke

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Birgit Niggemann: wir sollen ja zu einem großen Teil aus Wasser bestehen... ;)
18 mins
  -> Danke, Birgit : )
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Feb 23, 2006 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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