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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Genius is patience.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
P. T. Barnum
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
At the beginning, Edo was a photographer, and I was more of a talent scout and doing styling and modelling. Then all of a sudden, in 1977, he gave me a Polaroid camera, and I discovered that instead of having to go to a lab and develop the film, I could just take a click and get a picture! It was genius, and I was very good at manipulating it.
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
George Henry Lewes
In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
John Henry Newman
When the idea of 'Chopped' surfaced, it was originally meant to be taped at some guy's mansion with him and his crazy Chihuahua. A stuffy fellow in a tuxedo was to host, and the losing chef's dish was then fed to the dog! I am not kidding, I saw it! I think it is genius! Twisted, but genius!
What seems like a crazy idea today eventually grows. It's a 'with hindsight' thing. One day, someone will turn around and say, 'That was genius.'
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He plants trees to benefit another generation.
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