Doublets: Genius

atkins-bookshelf-quotationsTrue genius lies not in doing extraordinary things but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Major General Louis Wilson, Jr., recipient of Medal of Honor for his actions during WWII, and later in his military career, Commandant of the Marine Corps and served full-time on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, influential economist and author of Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered (1973)

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