Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect; the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination
It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius.
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
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.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
Execution is the chariot of genius.
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.
This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present.
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