Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.

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Good sense travels on the well-worn paths;

genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.

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It is a sad mission to cut through and destroy with the scissors of analysis the delicate and iridescent veils with which our proud mediocrity clothes itself.

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God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.

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Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaning of a passage in his poem.

He replied, 'God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.'

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The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand.

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The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

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Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.

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About Cesare Lombroso

Quotes 8 sayings
Nationality Italian
Profession Psychologist
Birthday October 16
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