Genius without education is like silver in the mine. Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1706 April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of… Read More ›


Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.   Pietro Aretino Pietro Aretino (20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics and developed… Read More ›


Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.   Georg C. Lichtenberg Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile…. Read More ›

Hope – Speech

  Though Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has genius-level intelligence (such as a talent for memorizing facts and an intuitive ability to prove sophisticated mathematical theorems), he works as a janitor at MIT and lives alone in a sparsely furnished apartment… Read More ›