"Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length."
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"What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?"
"Since when was genius found respectable?"
"Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience."
"Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius."
"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains."
"Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple."
"Passion holds up the bottom of the universe and genius paints up its roof."
"The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos."
"Genius is independent of situation."
"Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active."
"Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien."
"Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them."
"Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius."
"Genius, when young, is divine."
"Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius."
"Genius must be born, and never can be taught."
"Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide."
"Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught."
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
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