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Today’s Question by the reader : Vladimir

Author: Paulo Coelho

Do you think fame always accompanies a genius or can a genius live without it?

Even though “fame” is an easy concept to define in today’s world, I think it’s much more difficult to define a genius. Yet, having said that, for me a genius is a person that allies the intelligence of the heart with good sense. Examples of geniuses in my view are Mandela and Gandhi. They are known men but I don’t know if the laurels of this world always go to the people of most merit. Fortunately there are great men that we hear of, but there are many others that work in silence – and these are in my view, the true warriors of light.

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