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In all nations and in all periods of history, intellectual exploits were the work of a few men and were appreciated only by a small elite. The many looked upon these feats with hatred and disdain, at best with indifference. Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics, The p. 5 Genius
It is merely the routine of scientific procedure that can be taught and presented in textbooks. The power to accomplish feats of scientific achievement can be awakened only in one who already possesses the necessary intellectual gifts and strength of character. Epistemological Problems of Economics pp. 71-72 Genius
What counts is not the data, but the mind that deals with them…. Galileo was certainly not the first to observe the swinging motion of the chandelier in the cathedral at Pisa. Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 71 Genius
Everything that is thought, done and accomplished is a performance of individuals. New ideas and innovations are always an achievement of uncommon men. Human Action pp. 859-60; p. 863 Genius
It is characteristic of very great persons to move forward to highest accomplishment out of an inner drive; others require an external impulse to overcome deep-rooted inertia and to develop their own selves. Nation, State, and Economy p. 213 Genius
Genius does not allow itself to be hindered by any consideration for the comfort of its fellows even of those closest to it. Socialism p. 85 Genius
Genius does not allow itself to be hindered by any consideration for the comfort of its fellows even of those closest to it. Socialism pp. 85-86 Genius
The creative spirit innovates necessarily. It must press forward. It must destroy the old and set the new in its place…. Progress cannot be organized. Socialism p. 167 Genius
To see and to act in advance, to follow new ways, is always the concern only of the few, the leaders. Socialism p. 188 Genius
The first thing a genius needs is to breathe free air. Anti-Capitalistic Mentality, The p. 108 Genius