Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Geniuses are not always pleasant people.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Genius is supposed to be a power of producing excellences which are put of the reach of the rules of art: a power which no precepts can teach, and which no industry can acquire.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Genius is perseverance in disguise.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Milton, Madam, was a genius that could cut a Colossus from a rock; but could not carve heads upon cherry-stones.
We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.
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