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Edwin Percy Whipple
(1819-1886) born on
Mar 08
US essayist. He is noted for "Literature and Life: Genius," 1871.
         
   
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Talent is full of thoughts, Genius is thought. Talent is a cistern, Genius a fountain.

R
Wit is the unexpected explosion of thought.
A
Talent jogs to conclusions to which Genius takes giant leaps.
N
Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.
K
Genius is not a single power, but a combination of great powers. It reasons, but it is not reasoning; it judges, but it is not judgment. it imagines, but it is not imagination; It is neither, because it is all.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
N: In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994.
K: In "A New Dictionary of Quotations," by H.L. Mencken, 1942.
   


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