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When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People of genius whenever they are faced with misfortune find resources within themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since when was genius found respectable?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They tend to be suspicious, bristly, paranoid-type people with huge egos they push around like some elephantiasis victim with his distended testicles in a wheelbarrow terrified no doubt that some skulking ingrate of a clone student will sneak into his very brain and steal his genius work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have our little theory on all human and divine things. Poetry, the workings of genius itself, which, in all times, with one or another meaning, has been called Inspiration, and held to be mysterious and inscrutable, is no longer without its scientific exposition. The building of the lofty rhyme is like any other masonry or bricklaying: we have theories of its rise, height, decline and fall -- which latter, it would seem, is now near, among all people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Passion holds up the bottom of the universe and genius paints up its roof.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without taste genius is only a sublime kind of folly. That sure touch which the lyre gives back the right note and nothing more, is even a rarer gift than the creative faculty itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius -- the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as Soho poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest genius is the most indebted person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Accept your genius and say what you think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes no genius to observe that a one man band never gets very big.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Common sense is the genius of humanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the genius of the personage, the greater the profit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it... the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization. It makes the meanest of us sacred --it installs the poet in his immortality, and lifts him to the skies. Death is the greatest assayer of the sterling ore of talent. At his touch the dropsy particles fall off, the irritable, the personal, the gross, and mingle with the dust --the finer and more ethereal part mounts with winged spirit to watch over our latest memory, and protect our bones from insult. We consign the least worthy qualities to oblivion, and cherish the nobler and imperishable nature with double pride and fondness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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