Edwin Percy Whipple Quote

The great characteristic of men of active genius is a sublime self-confidence, springing not from self-conceit, but from an intense identification of the man with his object, which lifts him altogether above the fear of danger and death, which gives to his enterprise a character of insanity to the common eye, and which communicates an almost superhuman audacity to his will.


Literature and life, lects (ed. 1851)

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The great characteristic of men of active genius is a sublime self-confidence, springing not from self-conceit, but from an intense identification of ...

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The great characteristic of men of active genius is a sublime self-confidence, springing not from self-conceit, but from an intense identification of ...

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The great characteristic of men of active genius is a sublime self-confidence, springing not from self-conceit, but from an intense identification of ...

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The great characteristic of men of active genius is a sublime self-confidence, springing not from self-conceit, but from an intense identification of ...