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Alexander Hamilton Stephens Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alexander Hamilton Stephens.

All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand,
I study it profoundly.
- Alexander Hamilton Stephens

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clinton's fakery was so deft and deeply ingrained that
it was impossible to tell where it ended and the real Bill Clinton began.
This constituted a kind of political genius.
- Rich Lowry

Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is
the coronation of the few.
- Margaret E. Sangster

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination
nor both together go to the making of genius.
Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
- Oliver Goldsmith

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure.
The dread of censure is the death of genius.
- William Gilmore Simms

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
- Bryant H. McGill

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
- Malcolm Cowley

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

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
- Henri Bergson

It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
you have to sit around so much doing nothing,
really doing nothing.
- Gertrude Stein

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great
number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive,
passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.
- Glenn Close

Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked
with another director like Billy Friedkin.
I think he's a genius.
- Linda Blair

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
- Denis Diderot

If you hype something and it succeeds,
you're a genius - it wasn't a hype.
If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype.
- Neil Bogart

Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles.
- Stanley Jordan

If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules,
but if not - and the odds are against it -
go to your desk no matter what your mood,
face the icy challenge of the paper -
write.
- J. B. Priestley

This homage has been rendered not to me -
for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me -
but to the Polish achievement,
the Polish genius.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

I truly miss the genius of the music of John Lennon,
as I'm sure everybody does.
- Peter Fonda

Genius is nothing but continued attention.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

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

Mike Patton is a genius...
It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
- Dave Lombardo

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

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

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such
joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
- Stendhal

We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius
is the infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Knute Rockne

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas,
but their obsession with the idea that what has already
been said is still not enough.
- Eugene Delacroix

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

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.
Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage
of coal and fish at the same time.
- Aneurin Bevan


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