genius

A Quote by Shakti Gawain on conformity, genius, learning, nature, people, and trying

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.

Shakti Gawain

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on genius and madness

There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: De Tranquillitate Animi, 15.

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A Quote by Saul Bellow on age, death, design, endurance, envy, future, genius, kindness, labor, love, motives, and secrets

On Broadway it was still bright afternoon and the gassy air was almost motionless under the leaden spokes of sunlight, and sawdust footprints lay about the doorways of butcher shops and fruit stores. And the great, great crowd, the inexhaustible current of millions of every race and kind pouring out, pressing round, of every age, of every genius, possessors of every human secret, antique and future, in every face the refinement of one particular motive or essence - I labor, I spend, I strive, I design, I love, I cling, I uphold, I give way, I envy, I long, I scorn, I die, I hide, I want. Faster, much faster than any man could make the tally. The sidewalks were wider than any causeway; the street itself was immense, and it quaked and gleamed and it seemed . . . to throb at the last limit of endurance.

Saul Bellow

Source: "Seize the Day"

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A Quote by Sarah Josepha Hale on fashion, genius, good, inspiration, mind, motherhood, power, soul, and understanding

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, Entrusted to the mother's mind alone, To fashion genius, form the soul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington.

Sarah Hale (1788 - 1879)

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A Quote by Santiago Ramón y Cajal on discovery, errors, and genius

Even granting that the genius subjected to the test of critical inspection emerges free from all error, we should consider that everything he has discovered in a given domain is almost nothing in comparison with what is left to be discovered.

Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852 - 1934)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on action, genius, imagination, lies, reason, talent, and understanding

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on determination, direction, genius, and mind

The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Lives of the English Poets

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on genius, money, time, and trouble

[Genius] is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on college, duty, genius, and schools

Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on genius and trouble

Genius is a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh.

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