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" When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. "
The Torch - Página 328
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - 1905
...for a man to muse on such things as pass his understanding. Ofttimes, to please fools, wise men err. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign — that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him. Swift. Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God, and secret...
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Irish Literature, Volumen9

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - 1904 - 4126 páginas
...is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former. When a true genius appears in the world you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ! ! BLIND IRISH PIPER From a photograph I have known some men possessed of good qualities which were...
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A Tale of a Tub: The Battle of the Books, and Other Early Works

Jonathan Swift - 1907 - 334 páginas
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life, are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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Benson Bidwell, Inventor of the Trolley Car, Electric Fan and Cold Motor ...

Benson Bidwell - 1907 - 258 páginas
...Genius. We are sure of Bidwell's right to this title, since Dean Swift, many years ago, wrote : "We might know him by this sign, — that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." And Swift was right. We inquire for the genius and are mocked by the HiAa-Crank!" dunces who dub him...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 páginas
...honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.— Cotton. y has been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage d'uuvs are all in confederacy against him. — Swift. Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves...
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The Popes and Science: The History of the Papal Relations to Science During ...

James Joseph Walsh - 1908 - 431 páginas
...approach to truth that has made the expression one of the oft-quoted passages from his works : ' ' When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign— that all the asses are in confederacy against him." I suppose the Dean himself would have been the first...
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Veronica Playfair

Maud Wilder Goodwin - 1910 - 319 páginas
...in proportion to his ideas. In truth, his popularity with women should give pause to his vanity, for when a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in conspiracy against him." " You mean," said Lady Mary, " that genius fails of fame, as the spiritually...
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Annals of Medical History, Volumen2

1920
...with an approach to truth that has made the expression one of the oft-quoted passages from his works, "When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign — that all the asses are in confederacy against him." Dr. Green had to struggle on in spite of opposition,...
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American Medicine, Volumen28

1922
...Like many another, Gould lived to learn the bitterness and truth of the saying of Dean Swift, "That when a true genius appears in the world you may know him by the sign that all the dunces in the world are in confederacy against him." It is, however, mainly of...
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Jonathan Swift: Selections

Jonathan Swift - 1924 - 448 páginas
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life, are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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