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The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Genius . . . means the transcendent capacity of taking trouble.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Frederick the Great (bk. IV, ch. III)

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But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan Quotes

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When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by the sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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Genius develops in quiet places, character out in the full current of human life.

Goethe Quotes

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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Seneca Quotes

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. [Lat., Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementia.]

Aristotle Quotes , Source: quoted by Burton's in "Anatomy of Melancholy"

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Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Vladimir Nabokov Quotes

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Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Genius is intensity. The man who gets anything worth having is the man who goes after his object as a bulldog goes after a cat - with every fiber in him tense with eagerness and determination.

C. Holman Quotes

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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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I have nothing to declare but my genius.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Aristotle Quotes

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Doing easily what others find it difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Henri-Frederic Amiel Quotes , Source: Journal

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As diamond cuts diamond, and one hone smooths a second, all the parts of intellect are whetstones to each other; and genius, which is but the result of their mutual sharpening, is character too.

Cyrus Augustus Bartol Quotes , Source: Radical Problems--Individualism

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Genius is only patience. [Fr., Le Genie, c'est la patience.]

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon Quotes , Source: as quoted by Madame de Stael in A. Steven's "Study of the Life and Times of Mme. de Stael"

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Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Contarini Fleming (pt. IV, ch. 5)

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Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Curiosities of Literature--Poverty of the Learned

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Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius

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To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius--the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. II)

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