Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.
- Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.
- Die Welt (1909); also in A Treasury of Jewish Quotations (1985) by Joseph L. Baron
- Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
- As quoted in Born under Saturn: the character and conduct of artists : a documented history from antiquity to the French Revolution (1963) by Margot Wittkower
The Man of Genius (1891)Edit
- 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.
- Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaningof a passage in his poem. He replied, "God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows."
- The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.
- The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand.
- "Lawsuit mania"… a continual craving to go to law against others, while considering themselves the injured party.