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Every work of Genius is tinctured by the feelings, and often originates in the events of times.

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

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But genius must be born, and never can be taught.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. . . . It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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When Nature has work to be done, she create a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Method of Nature

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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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Race

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Vivutur ingenio, that damn'd motto there Seduced me first to me a wicked player.

George Farquhar Quotes , Source: Love and a Bottle (epilogue written and spoken by Joseph Haynes)

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Genius and its rewards are briefly told: A liberal nature and a niggard doom, A difficult journey to a splendid tomb.

John Forster Quotes , Source: Dedication of the Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

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Genius is the power of lighting one's own fire.

John Forster Quotes , Source: Dedication of the Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

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The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. [Ger., Das erste und letzte, was vom Genie gefordert wird, ist Wahreits-Liebe.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Spruche in Prosa (III)

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Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such We scarcely can praise it or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Retaliation (l. 29)

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Perhaps, moreover, he whose genius appears deepest and truest excels his fellows in nothing save the knack of expression; he throws out occasionally a lucky hint at truths of which every human soul is profoundly though unutterably conscious.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes , Source: Mosses from an Old Manse--The Procession of Life

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Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.

William Hazlitt Quotes , Source: Table Talk--On Application to Study

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Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature. - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb),

Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) Quotes , Source: Plain Talk on Familiar Subjects--Art and Life

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Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Horace Quotes

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Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.

Edgard Varese Quotes

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Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Oscar Lavant Quotes

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

Anonymous Quotes

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Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.

Joe Theisman Quotes

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The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

E. F. Schumacher Quotes

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Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.

Lydia M Child Quotes

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The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing.

Gamal Abdel Nasser Quotes

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