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The genius of our institutions is democratic -
by Al Spalding

The genius of our institutions is democratic -
baseball is a democratic game.
- Al Spalding

Baseball is a man maker.
- Al Spalding

Two hours is about as long as any American can wait
for the close of a baseball game,
or anything else for that matter.
- Al Spalding

Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance.
- Al Spalding

 

I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor,
or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining
the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing.
- Al Spalding

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing in the 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.
- Calvin Coolidge

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

Genius - to know without having learned;
to draw just conclusions from unknown premises;
to discern the soul of things.
- Ambrose Bierce

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought;
it is always in advance of its time,
and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
- William Gilmore Simms

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
- Thomas Gray

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot.
The guy who invented the other three,
he was a genius.
- Sid Caesar

There is no off position on the genius switch.
- David Letterman

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
- Jonathan Brandis

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

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The general interest of the masses might take the place
of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
- Denis Diderot

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

I was more independent than any farmer in Concord,
for I was not anchored to a house or farm,
but could follow the bent of my genius,
which is a very crooked one, every moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to
have a man's form of genius in you,
and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
- George Eliot

Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he's a genius,
and that's all there is to it.
- Mel Torme

Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds,
but these will gradually roll away and disappear as
it ascends to its steady luster.
- Washington Irving

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to
tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour;
riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
- Virginia Woolf

Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
- Edmund Wilson

Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius,
or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
- Andre Breton

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius
ever arrives at maturity.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Could we teach taste or genius by rules,
they would be no longer taste and genius.
- Joshua Reynolds

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression,
and its natural language is pathos.
- Lydia M. Child

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald


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