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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Genius
 
Genius can never despise labor.  Abel Stevens.  1
Genius cannot be transmitted by last will and testament.  2
Genius is a nervous disease.  De Tours.  3
Genius, like water, will find its level.  4
Genius must be born and never can be taught.  Dryden.  5
It is the property of true genius to disturb all settled ideas.  Goethe.  6
It is with a fine genius as with a fine fashion all those are displeased at it, who are not able to follow it.  Warton.  7
No age is shut against great genius.  Seneca.  8
The dunces of all countries propagate the maxim that a man of genius is unfit for business.  Pope.  9
The greater the genius, the higher the aim; the higher the aim, the greater risk of failure.  10
The honors of genius are eternal.  Latin.  11
Time, place and action may with pains be wrought,
But genius must be born and never can be taught.  Dryden.
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Without genius learning soars in vain,
Without learning genius sinks again.  Horace.
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