Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. - Kin Hubbard
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry. - Randall Jarrell
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. - C. S. Lewis
Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.
Nine-tenths of that which is attributed to sexuality is the work of our magnificent ability to imagine, which is no longer an instinct, but exactly the opposite: a creation. - José Ortega y Gasset
Nine-tenths of all artistic creation derives its basic energy from the engine of repression and sublimation, and well beyond the strict Freudian definition of those terms. attended new College in Oxford. You might like to see my collection of Oxford trees at Rob's Bookshop. - John Fowles