genius

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on desires and genius

Genius never desires what does not exist.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius and people

Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius, kindness, and reflection

There are two kinds of geniuses. The characteristic of the one is roaring, but the lightning is meagre and rarely strikes; the other kind is characterized by reflection by which it constrains itself or restrains the roaring. But the lightning is all the more intense; with the speed and sureness of lightning it hits the selected particular points - and is fatal.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius, talent, and time

Talent warms-up the given (as they say in cookery) and makes it apparent; genius brings something new. But our time lets talent pass for genius. They want to abolish the genius, deify the genius, and let talent forge ahead.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius

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Genius, like a thunderstorm, comes up against the wind.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: THE JOURNALS

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on accidents, conformity, generations, genius, life, majorities, men, mind, personality, personality, thought, work, and world

The case with most men is that they go out into life with one or another accidental characteristic of personality of which they say: Well, this is the way I am. I cannot do otherwise. Then the world gets to work on them and thus the majority of men are ground into conformity. In each generation a small part cling to their "I cannot do otherwise" and lose their minds. Finally there are a very few in each generation who in spite of all life's terrors cling with more and more inwardness to this "I cannot do otherwise". They are the geniuses. Their "I cannot do otherwise" is an infinite thought, for if one were to cling firmly to a finite thought, he would lose his mind.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on affliction, genius, and spirituality

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Pines

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

I don't speak for others and they don't speak for me. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on genius

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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