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Al Spalding Quotes and Sayings

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

Baseball is a man maker.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

First have being in your mind.
Make real in your mind then bring that being into reality.
The genius is he who sees what is not yet and causes it to come to be.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

The genius of our country is improvisation,
and jazz reflects that.
It's our great contribution to the arts.
- Ken Burns

Genius is nothing but continued attention.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

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

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Thomas Carlyle

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality,
the opening of new frontiers.
- Arthur Koestler

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths;
genius,
never.
And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason,
is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.
- Cesare Lombroso

If we will maintain our hope and confidence in the genius of our people,
they will work out this problem, and their ability
and industry will bring us back to normal conditions.
- Frank B. Kellogg

We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius
is the infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Knute Rockne

Every positive value has its price in negative terms...
the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
- Pablo Picasso

The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius,
is to copy.
That's the best thing.
Just steal.
- Ritchie Blackmore

My own experience is that a certain kind of genius
among students is best brought out in bed.
- Allen Ginsberg

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

The function of a genius is not to give new answers,
but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
- Hugh Trevor-Roper

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
- Fulton J. Sheen

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
- Henry Van Dyke

In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the
genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
- Maurice Baring

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

Genius...
is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
- Ezra Pound

The truth is that our race survived ignorance;
it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Genius of a kind has always been with me;
an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality;
an excellent,
strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul.
- Mary MacLane

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement,
intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
- Margaret Fuller

To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would
indeed be to understand genius.
- Lukas Foss

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies.
But we need all we can find.
Almost without exception they are disagreeable.
Don't destroy them.
They lay golden eggs.
- David Ogilvy

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

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

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


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