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Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.

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Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 - March 8, 1887) was a theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and reformer, and author who was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the eighth of nine children of Lyman Beecher by his first wife (and the eighth of thirteen children in all). One of his elder sisters was Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel...

Nov 27, 2011

If you don't use your intellect that benefits anybody, you're worthless.