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What does this quote mean?
This quote by Alexandre Dumas means that there is a difference between being incredibly smart (genius) and being really foolish (stupidity). The key distinction is that genius knows its own boundaries, recognizing that there are things it doesn’t know or can’t do. On the other hand, stupidity lacks this awareness and often doesn’t realize its own limitations. In other words, genius is aware of how much it doesn’t know, while stupidity doesn’t realize how much it lacks in knowledge or skills. So, according to Dumas, genius has a sense of its own limits, while stupidity does not.