- These should be provided with sources before being moved back into the article.
- Talent hits the target which no one else can hit; Genius hits a target which no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer a variant of this is actually already sourced on the page:
- Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy.
- Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
- I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- The greatest act of genius is humility.
I believe that Nietzsche has many quotations on this topic, some of which should be put here if someone has access to them.