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Genius is never understood in its own time. (Quote by - Bill Watterson)

It is the curse of talent that, although it labors with greater steadiness and perseverance than genius, it does not reach its goal, while genius already on the summit of the ideal, gazes laughingly about. (Quote by - Robert A. Schumann)

It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant. (Quote by - Margaret Fuller)

God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius. (Quote by - Anna Pavlova)

When I was a freshman in high school, my drama teacher, an incredible, inspirational genius, the guy who got me into acting, he encouraged me to get the lead in a musical. They didn't have any guys. (Quote by - Casey Affleck)

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them go get on with it. (Quote by - David Ogilvy)

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead. (Quote by - Edmond de Goncourt)

When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by the sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Every work of Genius is tinctured by the feelings, and often originates in the events of times. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede--not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen. (Quote by - G. C. Lichtenberg)

It takes a genius to whine appealingly. (Quote by - F. Scott Fitzgerald)

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses. (Quote by - Cesare Lombroso)

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age. (Quote by - Clive Bell)

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don't destroy them. They lay golden eggs. (Quote by - David Ogilvy)

Fanaticism appears where a genius surrounds himself with a whole bunch of idiots. (Quote by - Paul Carvel)

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius. (Quote by - Charles Horton Cooley)

Genius and its rewards are briefly told: A liberal nature and a niggard doom, A difficult journey to a splendid tomb. (Quote by - John Forster)

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics. (Quote by - Cesare Lombroso)

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)


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