A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
There is no off position on the genius switch.
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Talent works, genius creates.
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
Genius is eternal patience.
Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the "Living Infinite"...
Passion is the genesis of genius.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.