|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|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.
|Without genius learning soars in vain,|
Without learning genius sinks again. Horace.