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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.
Accept your genius and say what you think.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men -- that is genius.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.
Genius is sorrow's child.
A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.
The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
To see things in the seed is genius.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.
Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it... the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
I really cannot know whether I am or am not the Genius you are pleased to call me, but I am very willing to put up with the mistake, if it be one. It is a title dearly enough bought by most men, to render it endurable, even when not quite clearly made out, which it never can be till the Posterity, whose decisions are merely dreams to ourselves, has sanctioned or denied it, while it can touch us no further.
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.

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