"There is no gap as wide as the one between mediocrity and genius."
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"Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline."
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"Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor."
"The greatest genius is the most indebted person."
"When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it."
"Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer."
"Accept your genius and say what you think."
"Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders."
"Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind."
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade."
"I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience."
"The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth."
"Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties."
"Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature."
"Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite."
"The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds."
"We are all geniuses up to the age of ten."
"Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way."
"The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers."
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