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Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
~ George Eliot

 

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Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
~ Anonymous

 

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Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
~ Vladimir Nabokov

 

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Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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Genius is childhood recaptured.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
~ Lord Essex

 

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Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
~ Germaine De Stael

 

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Genius is eternal patience.
~ Michelangelo

 

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Genius is independent of situation.
~ Charles Churchill

 

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Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.
~ Charles Baudelaire

 

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Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.
~ Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

 

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Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.
~ Anonymous

 

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
~ Thomas A. Edison

 

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Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
~ Denis Diderot

 

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Genius is sorrow's child.
~ John Adams

 

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Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.
~ Elbert Hubbard

 

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Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
~ C. W. Ceran

 

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Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
~ Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

 

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Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.
~ Friedrich Schlegel

 

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