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Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.

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Josh Billings

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  1. Michelle

    LOL I like this one!

  2. Shad

    I’m not familiar with Josh Billings but this quote just sounds like John Wayne! Here’s a good one by him: “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne

    1. Jony

      John Wayne is the man. Been my hero for years now, I own a huge collection of his films. My favorite quote of his has always been “If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.” True, if a bit vulgar haha.

    2. Shad

      John Wayne and Clint Eastwood were my role models growing up. My dad wasn’t really around and I feel like if anyone’s going to teach you how to be a man, it’s them.

  3. Mike

    This is really interesting! I didn’t know who the author of the quote was, so I looked it up. Very interesting read! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Billings

  4. Amanda@buysellwordpress

    I liked this saying greatly!

  5. Gorman

    Everyone should read this book. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_%28book%29 It talks about how genius is really only a passion for something combined with a dedication and a commitment to doing it, specifically doing something for 10,000 hours. If you do something for that long of a time put together, you will inevitably reach “genius” status. It’s an incredible book, and this quote made me think of it. Everyone has the capacity to be a genius!

    1. Anon

      I heard about that book, and the author Malcom Gladwell, on a radio show show called Radio Lab. It’s extremely awesome you should look it up.

  6. Liz

    Gotta love a quote with “ain’t” in it! haha