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Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.

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.

To carry the feelings of childhood into the Dowers of manhood, to combine the child's sense of wonder and novelty with the appearances which every day for years has rendered familiar, this is the character and privilege of genius, and one of the marks which distinguish it from talent.

Too often we forget that genius ... depends upon the data within its reach, that Archimedes could not have devised Edison's inventions.

We define genius as the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.

We meet with few utterly dull and stupid souls; the sublime and transcendent are still fewer; the generality of mankind stand between these two extremes; the interval is filled with multitudes of ordinary geniuses, but all very useful, the ornaments and supports of the commonwealth: these produce the agreeable and the profitable, and are conversant in commerce, finances, war, navigation, arts, trades, society, and conversation.

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

You can't have genius without patience.


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