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Genius Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
- Paul Cezanne

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

Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
- Anthony Hope

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the
variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of
human genius will never exhaust.
- Igor Stravinsky

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

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

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
- Josh Billings

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
- J. G. Ballard

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing
mill cuts down all the knots of genius,
and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.
- Simon Newcomb

Genius is nothing but continued attention.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp
of the individual who possesses it.
- Madame de Stael

As a bull market continues, almost anything you buy goes up.
It makes you feel that investing in stocks is a very
easy and safe and that you're a financial genius.
- Ron Chernow

Man as an individual is a genius.
But men in the mass form the headless monster,
a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
- Charlie Chaplin

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
Begin, and then the work will be completed.
- Jean Anouilh

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
Think of the capacity to learn!
The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton

Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there
is the same difference as from taste to genius,
or from love to friendship.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying
it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary
events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
- Denis Diderot

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.
- Walter Lippmann

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could
punish the man without punishing the office.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

You don't have to be a political genius to sniff the
smell of blood in the water.
- Rich Galen

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad,
but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies.
But we need all we can find.
Almost without exception they are disagreeable.
Don't destroy them.
They lay golden eggs.
- David Ogilvy

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the
power of lighting its own fire.
- John W. Foster

I am a genius.
Then it amused me to keep saying so,
but now it does not.
I expected to be happy sometime.
Now I know I shall never be.
- Mary MacLane

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

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

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

The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work.
- Kathleen Winsor

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

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder


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