Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates.
Genius is the ability to see things invisible, to manipulate things intangible, to paint things that have no features
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
No enemy is so terrible as a man of genius.
The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.
Genius, in one respect, is like gold; numbers of persons are constantly writing about both, who have neither.
David Ortiz is a genius. He's incredible to watch. Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.
Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
The US patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things
The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.
My job is to pay attention to my children's genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future.
Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game.
Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
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