Genius can write on the back of old envelopes but mere talent requires the finest stationery available.
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
Genius begins great works; labour alone finishes them.