„Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion.“

Quelle: Attributed from posthumous publications, Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead (1954), Ch. 29, June 10, 1943.
Kontext: Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion. Our brains merely register and act upon what is telegraphed to them by our bodily experience. Intellect is to emotion as our clothes are to our bodies; we could not very well have civilized life without clothes, but we would be in a poor way if we had only clothes without bodies.

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Alfred North Whitehead6
britischer Philosoph und Mathematiker 1861 - 1947

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„He uses the highest gift, his mind, only ten percent, and his emotions and instincts ninety percent.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Quelle: Attributed in posthumous publications, Einstein and the Poet (1983), p. 31
Spoken on hearing German marchers singing war songs. On p. 474 of Alice Calaprice's The Ultimate Quotable Einstein, she lists "we only use 10 percent of our brain" as a quote "misattributed to Einstein", perhaps this is the source of the misquote? Einstein seems to be speaking metaphorically here, not endorsing the myth http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/10percent.asp that science has shown 90 percent of the neurons in our brain lie dormant. And the myth dates back to before this interview, for example the book Mind Myths: Exploring Popular Assumptions About the Mind and Brain, edited by Sergio Della Salla, has a chapter by Barry L. Beyerstein titled "Whence Cometh the Myth that We Only Use 10% of our Brains?" which shows on p. 11 an advertisement from the 1929 World Almanac containing the line "There is NO LIMIT to what the human brain can accomplish. Scientists and psychologists tell us we use only about TEN PER CENT of our brain power."
Kontext: What a betrayal of man's dignity. He uses the highest gift, his mind, only ten percent, and his emotions and instincts ninety percent.

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„Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

Spoken statement (c. 1903); published in Harper's Monthly (September 1932).
Variants:
None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Statement in a press conference (1929), as quoted in Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel & Charles Lindbergh (1987) by James D. Newton, p. 24.
Variant forms without early citation: "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework."
"Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
1900s
Variante: Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety nine perspiration.

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„Ninety percent of this game is half-mental.“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 45. This line has been attributed to Berra and also to Philadelphia Philles manager Danny Ozark. However, it was actually first said by Major League reserve outfielder Jim Wohlford, to whom the line was attributed in April 1974. See Devin Rose, Words of Wisdom - Former Big Leaguer Jim Wohlford - Took the words right out of his mouth http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-09-21/features/0309210321_1_notable-quotables-words-contracts, Chicago Tribune (September 21, 2003) (Retrieved March 4, 2016.) and Website of etymologist Barry Popik, Entry dated September 23, 2015 http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/baseball_is_ninety_percent_mental_and_the_other_half_is_physical/. (Retrieved March 4, 2016.)
Disputed
Variante: Ninety percent of this game is mental, and the other half is physical.
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Lou Holtz Foto

„Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.“

—  Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937

„Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.“

—  Rhonda Byrne, buch The Secret

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„Ninety percent of life was being there, and the rest was being there on time.“

—  Pat Cadigan, buch Synners

Quelle: Synners (1991), Chapter 32 (p. 389)

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„Ninety percent of the theory of Impressionist painting is in.... Ruskin's Elements.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926

Quote attributed to Claude Monet, talking to a British journalist in 1900, by Wynford Dewhurst in 'What is impressionism?', Contemporary Review, March 1991; Cited in: John Ruskin (2012) The Elements of Drawing. p. viii
1900 - 1920

„The most effective lie is ninety-nine percent true.“

—  Robert Ferrigno American writer 1947

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„Ninety percent of true love is acute, ear-burning embarrassment.“

—  Terry Pratchett, buch Wyrd Sisters

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„Angel, getting you off is ninety-nine percent of the fun for me.“

—  Sylvia Day American writer 1973

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„Ninety Percent of those who fail are not actually defeated they simply quit.“

—  John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947

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„If you treat people right they will treat you right — ninety percent of the time.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

As quoted in The Roosevelt I Knew (1946) by Frances Perkins, p. 5
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„Ninety percent of most magic merely consists of knowing one extra fact.“

—  Terry Pratchett, buch Night Watch

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„Ninety percent of paid work is time-wasting crap. The world gets by on the other ten.“

—  John Derbyshire writer 1945

Quelle: Wishing I’d Played the Ponies http://takimag.com/article/wishing_id_played_the_ponies/print#axzz3xNaU2RAk, Taki's Magazine, June 16, 2011.

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