„Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.“

True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius. - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, entry in Mozart's souvenir album (1787-04-11) from Mozart: A Life by Maynard Solomon [Harper-Collins, 1966, ISBN 0-060-92692-9], p. 312.
Misattributed

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fénykép
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart4
osztrák klasszicista zeneszerző 1756 - 1791

Hasonló idézetek

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel fénykép

„Thou shalt not make unto thee any ideal, neither of an angel in heaven, nor of a hero in a poem or novel, nor one that is dreamed up or imagined: rather shalt thou love a man as he is.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Du sollst dir kein Ideal machen, weder eines Engels im Himmel, noch eines Helden aus einem Gedicht oder Roman, noch eines selbstgeträumten oder fantasirten; sondern du sollst einen Mann lieben, wie er ist.
Philosophical Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), “Athenaeum Fragments,” § 364

James Baldwin fénykép

„I have believed in love and work, and their linkage. I have believed that we are neither angels nor devils, but humans, with clusters of potentials in both directions. I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.“

—  Max Lerner American journalist and educator 1902 - 1992

Lerner's summary of his life for "Who's Who in America," quoted in Max Lerner, Writer, 89, Is Dead; Humanist on Political Barricades By Richard Severo, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/06/arts/max-lerner-writer-89-is-dead-humanist-on-political-barricades.html (6 June 1992)

Rudyard Kipling fénykép

„We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

The Secret of the Machines, Stanza 7.
Other works
Kontextus: But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!

Graham Greene fénykép
Laurell K. Hamilton fénykép
Jacopone da Todi fénykép
Paulo Coelho fénykép
Charles Péguy fénykép
Ovid fénykép
Letitia Elizabeth Landon fénykép
François de La Rochefoucauld fénykép

„Neither love nor fire can subsist without perpetual motion; both cease to live so soon as they cease to hope, or to fear.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, könyv Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

L'amour aussi bien que le feu ne peut subsister sans un mouvement continuel; et il cesse de vivre dès qu'il cesse d'espérer ou de craindre.
Maxim 75.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

Pietro Aretino fénykép

„Yes, let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.“

—  Pietro Aretino Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist, and blackmailer 1492 - 1556

p. 143

William Saroyan fénykép
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fénykép

„The first and last thing demanded of genius is love of truth.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Maxim 382, trans. Stopp
Variant translation: First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Maxims and Reflections (1833)

John Ruysbroeck fénykép
George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne fénykép
Wallace Stevens fénykép
Percy Bysshe Shelley fénykép

„To know nor faith, nor love, nor law, to be
Omnipotent but friendless, is to reign.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound

Asia, Act II, sc. iv, l. 47
Prometheus Unbound (1818–1819; publ. 1820)

Sören Kierkegaard fénykép

„If the genius is an artist, then he accomplishes his work as art, but neither he nor his work of art has a telos outside him.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

Forrás: 1840s, Two Ethical-Religious Minor Essays (1849), P. 108

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