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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Genius
 
And Genius hath electric power,
  Which earth can never tame;
Bright suns may scorch, and dark clouds lower—
  Its flash is still the same.
        Lydia Maria Child.—Marius.
  1
Pale genius roves alone,
  No scout can track his way,
None credits him till he have shown
  His diamonds to the day.
        Emerson.—Poems: The Poet.
  2
Genius does not herd with genius.
        Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. XII.
  3
Genius is always impatient of its harness; its wild blood makes it hard to train.
        Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. X.
  4
Genius can never despise labor.
        Abel Stevens.—Life of Mme. de Staël, Chap. XXXVIII.
  5
Genius is always more suggestive than expressive.
        Abel Stevens.—Life of Mme. de Staël, Chap. XXXVIII.
  6
Genius is clairvoyant.
        Abel Stevens.—Life of Mme. de Staël, Chap. XXXIX.
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