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Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Accept your genius and say what you think.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The greatest genius is the most indebted person.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men -- that is genius.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.

Author: Lord Essex

Profession:

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.

Author: Buckminster Fuller

Profession: American Engineer, Inventor, Designer, Architect ''Geodesic Dome''

It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.

Author: Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)

Profession: American Writer, Lecturer

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.

Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher

The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist