Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin Quotes (1 quote)
“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
Often misattributed to Mozart. From: Jacquin's entry in Mozart's souvenir album dated 11 April 1787. As quoted in: "Mozart: a Life" by Maynard Solomón, p. 312. Sometimes quoted as: "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."
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin
Born: February 16, 1727
Died: October 26, 1817 (aged 90)
Bio: Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquin or Baron Nikolaus von Jacquin was a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany.