Charles Caleb Colton Quote
Neither can we admit that definition of genius that some would propose--"a power to accomplish all that we undertake;" for we might multiply examples to prove that this definition of genius contains more than the thing defined. Cicero failed in poetry, Pope in painting, Addison in oratory; yet it would be harsh to deny genius to these men.
Remarks on the Talents of Lord Byron and the Tendencies of Don Juan (ed. 1823)