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«He continued to be and infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy»
«A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude»
«SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus from a life on the ocean wave. Figuratively, any lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing performance.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
«What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe»
Author: Blaise Pascal
«Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.»
«With red hair, a black face, a cloven foot, and blear eyes, you show the world a prodigy, Zoilus, if you are an honest man»
«In life's last scene what prodigies surprise, / Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise! / From Marlborough's eyes the streams of dotage flow, / And Swift expires a driv'ller and a show.»