„Genius is nothing else than a great aptitude for patience.“

—  Georges Louis Buffon, La génie n'est utre chose qu'une grande aptitude à la patience. Narrated by Herault de Séchelles ( La visite à Buffon, ou Voyage à Montbard http://www.atramenta.net/lire/voyage-a-montbard/3508, 1790), when speaking of a talk with Buffon in 1785. (Not in Buffon's works.) Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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Le génie n'est qu'une plus grande aptitude à la patience

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