The world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men that is genius.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent.
Talent and genius operate outside the rules, and theory conflicts with practice.
Modest expression is a beautiful setting to the diamond of talent and genius.
probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone.
the distinction between talent and genius is definite. Talent combines and uses; genius combines and creates.
The difference between talent and genius is this: while the former usually develops some special branch of our faculties, the latter commands them all. When the former is combined with tact, it is often more than a match for the latter.
There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor
The difference between talent and genius is in the direction of the current: in genius, it is from within outward; in talent from without inward.
The difference between Talent and Genius is that Talent says things which he has never heard but once, and Genius things which he has never heard.
Upper berth, lower berth, that's the difference between talent and genius.
Talent, and genius as well, is like a grain of pearl sand shifting about in the creative mind. A valued tormentor.
...That genius is a rare exception (:) It's not true. Talent and genius have been wasted on enormous scale throughout our history; this is all I know for sure.
The purpose of America is to unleash the full talent and genius of every individual.
The inquiry in England is not whether a man has talents and genius, but whether he is passive and polite and a virtuous ass and obedient to noblemen's opinions in art and science. If he is, he is a good man. If not, he must be starved.
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