Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin 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."
“As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.”
Ch. 1 : Growing Up Outside, p. 11 - Disturbing the Peace (1986)
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
Attributed in "Liberty and Government" by W. M., in The Christian Science Journal, Vol. XX, No. 8 (November 1902) edited by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 465
As quoted in: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780199654505
The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
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.