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If obstacles discourage the mediocre talent, they are, on the contrary, the necessary food of genius; they ripen and exalt it, where the easy road would leave it cold. Everything that opposes the triumphant progress of genius irritates it and induces that fever of exaltation that overthrows and conquers all to produce its masterpieces.

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