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Cesare Lombroso
(1836-1909) born on
Nov 06
Italian criminologist, physician, educator. He founded the concept of "the born criminal", but advocated humane treatment in "L'umo delinquente," 1876.
         
   
F
The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

R
The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand.
A
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."
N
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.
K
Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
R: "The Man of Genius," pt. III, ch. 3.
A: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
N: In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992.
K: "The Man of Genius," 1891.
   


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