“He whose wisdom exceeds his works, to what may he be likened? To a tree whose branches are numerous but whose roots are few. The wind comes along and uproots it and sweeps it down.”
“Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy”
“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.”
“Is it so bad to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest”
“Great geniuses have the shortest biographies”
“Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance”
Charles Caleb Colton
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