Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
To use many words to communicate few thoughts is everywhere the unmistakable sign of mediocrity. To gather much thought into few words stamps the man of genius.
Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.
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.
This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect, either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
Genius is inconsiderate, self-relying, and, like unconscious beauty, without any intention to please.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Genius is always more suggestive than expressive.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
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