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A man's genius is always, in the beginning of life, as much unknown to himself as to others; and it is only after frequent trials, attended with success, that he dares think himself equal to those undertakings in which those who have succeeded have fixed the admiration of mankind.

All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.

Cleverness is a sort of genius for instrumentality. It is the brain of the hand. In literature, cleverness is more frequently accompanied by wit, genius, and sense, than by humor.

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.

Genius as such can neither be explained nor treated away; only, at times, its delay and inhibition and its perversion to destructive or self-destructive ends.

Genius develops in quiet places, character out in the full current of human life.

Genius does what it must, and talent what it can.

Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.

Genius finds its own road, and carries its own lamp.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.

Genius is a superior aptitude to patience.

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Genius is but a mind of large general powers accidentally determined in a particular direction.

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.

Genius is infinite painstaking.


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