The French had a more martial air than the English. There seemed to be a species of military instinct in all classes. No young man appeared to have finished his education till after a bloody campaign… They were at this singular period, without the least exaggeration, a century behind us in notions of legal and moral responsibility.
Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity. There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things. All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.
Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.- Maude Adams
Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.- Edmund Wilson
The only guaranteed way to be a genius is to surround yourself with idiots.- Ziad K. Abdelnour
Mr Robert Montgomery’s genius [is] far too free and aspiring to be shackled by the rules...- Thomas Babington Macaulay
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discov- James Joyce
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|Birth:||26th January, 1786|
|Death:||22nd June, 1846|
|Profession:||Historian, Painter, Writer|
Benjamin Robert Haydon was an English painter, specialising in grand historical pictures, although he also painted a few contemporary subjects and, with some reluctance, portraits. His commercial success was damaged by his often tactless dealings with patrons, and by the enormous scale on which he preferred to work. He was troubled by financial problems throughout his life, which led to several periods of imprisonment for debt. He committed suicide in 1846.
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