"What I gave I have, what I spent I had; and what I left I lost."
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"The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity."
"Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more."
"A genius is one who can do anything except make a living."
"Genius is sorrow's child."
"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
"We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later."
"There is no great genius without a mixture of madness."
"Genius is childhood recaptured."
"One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius."
"Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks."
"Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out."
"Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length."
"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."
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