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Alan Colmes Quotes

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Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is,
you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting -
that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
- Alan Colmes

Little did I know that the last words I would say on
WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say.
- Alan Colmes

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

 

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

The genius of our institutions is democratic -
baseball is a democratic game.
- Al Spalding

Genius is always allowed some leeway,
once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the
blood has been cleaned up.
- Terry Pratchett

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace;
it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without,
while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
- Hannah More

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty.
It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
- Quentin Crisp

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone.
Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
- Edmund Spenser

David Ortiz is a genius.
He's incredible to watch.
Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
- Juliana Hatfield

He's a tremendous guy.
And what's more, he's virtually a genius in the field of management.
- John Wozniak

To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would
indeed be to understand genius.
- Lukas Foss

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

There is nothing in the genius of America more precious
today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance
in its application to our own people.
- Paul Harris

Everything I do, I feel is genius.
Whether it is or it isn't.
- Rufus Wainwright

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional
and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

She was a genius, my mother.
- Sally Kirkland

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

Like all young men I set out to be a genius,
but mercifully laughter intervened.
- Lawrence Durrell

Every positive value has its price in negative terms...
the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
- Pablo Picasso

Many a genius has been slow of growth.
Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring
up into beauty like a reed.
- George Henry Lewes

T Bone is genius.
The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation
to these songs is really quite extraordinary.
- Betty Buckley

Could we teach taste or genius by rules,
they would be no longer taste and genius.
- Joshua Reynolds

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly
by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the
highest order cannot be doubted,
having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius,
of erudition, and of science.
- James Madison

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to
tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

It takes application, a fine sense of value,
and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure,
and this has not been the genius of the Americans.
- Paul Goodman

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened.
It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
- Andre Malraux

No one turns down a film with Woody;
it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment.
He's such a comedic genius, without question,
so I was thrilled.
- Mark Rydell

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
- Edgard Varese

The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius,
but with absolutely no talent.
- Hugh Leonard

Passion is the genesis of genius.
- Tony Robbins

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour;
riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
- Virginia Woolf

I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
- Jonathan Brandis

Only a genius can play a fool.
- Michael Rapaport


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