Talent And Genius Quotes
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Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
A man who fears ridicule will never go far, for good or ill: he remains on this side of his talents, and even if he has genius, he is doomed to mediocrity.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
You can do something with talent, but nothing with genius.
Genius makes its observations in shorthand; talent writes them out at length.
Genius must have talent as its complement and implement, just as in like manner imagination must have fancy. In short, the higher intellectual powers can only act through a corresponding energy of the lower.
The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius. Talent is a docile creature. It bows its head meekly while the world slips the collar over it. It backs into the shafts like a lamb. It draws its load cheerfully, and is patient of the bit and of the whip. But genius is always impatient of its harness; its wild blood makes it hard to train.
The discovery of truth by slow, progressive meditation is talent. Intuition of the truth, not preceded by perceptible meditation, is genius.
Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius.
Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target . . . which others cannot even see.
Genius is talent exercised with courage.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.