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When human power becomes so great and original that we can account for it only as a kind of divine imagination, we call it genius.

Author: William Crashaw

Profession:

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Profession: Italian Inventor, Architect, Painter, Scientist, Sculptor

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.

Author: Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

Author: Robertson Davies (1913)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Journalist

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

Genius, when young, is divine.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Genius must be born, and never can be taught.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist