Quotation Explorer - 'Genius'

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
That's the great thing about being in the third grade. If you've got one polysyllabic adjective, everyone thinks you're a genius.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perform your task and I shall know you. Perform your task and your genius shall befriend the more. - Ogwo David Emenike
When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by this sign, that the dines are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
The male orientation of classical Athens was inseparable from its genius. Athens became great not despite but because of its misogyny. - Camille Paglia
Genius is measured not by static volume but by kinetic vision. - Rich DiSilvio
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
...my dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. - Oscar Wilde
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. - Abigail Adams
A genius is simply one who has taken full possession of his own mind and directed it toward objectives of his own choosing, without permitting outside influences to discourage or mislead him. - Napoleon Hill
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves, which leave us to wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them that we are missing.
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds. - Samuel Butler
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly. - Amelia E. Barr
True genius is always inborn and never cultivated, let alone learned. - Adolf Hitler
Man is a genius when he is dreaming. - Akira Kurosawa
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory. - Cicero
We are all born with genius. It's like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we no longer have access to this extraordinary ability to create poetry. - Milton Glaser
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. - R. Buckminster Fuller
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. - Gertrude Stein
We're all 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 Einstien
Always be bold in everything you do, because boldness has genius, power and magic in it which makes impossibility possible - Adedayo kingjerry
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. - Bruce Feirstein
You're a Genius all the time - Jack Kerouac
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does. - Christopher Morley
Persistence creates genius; without persistence, there is no winner. - Debasish Mridha
A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite. - Robert Fanney
If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent or genius can make up for it. - Stephen Richards
I have never felt the need to worship someone or something, but I recognize the beauty of creation, the miraculosity of existence, and honor the genius behind the scene, who came up with all of this. - Stefan Emunds
The hobgoblin of a little mind may be the genius of a great one. - Hermester Barrington
Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - the great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle... - Vladimir Nabokov
I have no talent for making new friends, but oh such genius for fidelity to old ones. - Daphne du Maurier
There must be room in our world for eccentricity, even if it offends the prudes, and room for the vague other-worldliness that often goes with genius. - Boris Johnson
Genius is of no country. - Charles Churchill
The great ideas you met on your path are the genius sculptors which shape the shape your mind! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I would suggest that our imagination is a tiny shard of God’s infinite genius that we have within us simply because we were created in God’s image. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Genius is independent of situation. - Charles Churchill
I am not a genius but I approach every situation with love. - Debasish Mridha
In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing. - John Henry Cardinal Newman
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. - George Bernard Shaw
True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius. - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. - E. F. Schumacher
The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius is limited. - unknown
If you're the only one that can see the genius in you, It's best you revisit the drawing board. - Nike Thaddeus
Talent silences your competition; genius deafens them. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Of all the things in the world, I'm particularly amazed at, is the conviction with which the MIND, endorses an Idea, which is phenomenal, as it differentiates the Genius from Mediocre, or not to forget the human stupidity in particular! - Ramana Pemmaraju
A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. - Stephen King
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. - Marilyn Monroe
None of us is born a genius, it self-ignites within us. - Stephen Richards
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. - Arthur Koestler
Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement. - Bertrand Russell
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Boldness in itself is genius. - L. Ron Hubbard
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out. - J.K. Rowling
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius-- the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
The turmoil and dislocations confronting present-day society will not be solved until both the scientific and religious genius of the human race are fully utilized. - Baha'i International Community
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. - Alert Einstein
The true "LOVE FOR HUMANITY" is an act of Heroic Genius. - Henry Johnson Jr
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. - Comte de Buffon
Genius is childhood recaptured.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. - P.T. Barnum
Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains. - Henri Bergson
This love of money is the curse of American, and for the sake of it men will sell honor and honesty, till we don't know whom to trust, and it is only a genius like Agassiz who dares to say, 'I cannot waste my time in getting rich,'" said Mrs. Jessie sadly. - Louisa May Alcott
A genius is usually born on the way to relentless perfection with tireless persistence. - Debasish Mridha
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs. - Max Beerbohm
Genius in general is poetic. Where genius has been active it has been poetically active. The truly moral person is a poet. - Novalis
A lot of people say there's a fine line between genius and insanity. I don't think there's a fine line, I actually think there's a yawning gulf. You see some poor bugger scuffling up the road with balloons tied to his ears, he's not going home to invent a rocket, is he? - Bill Bailey
You know the look: genius gone to pot, and ready to join the Communist Party - William Saroyan
Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities. - Robertson Davies
My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season. - Mary Todd Lincoln
Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. - Edith Sitwell
Genius feels like an over extended Helium balloon about to burst, and everyone criticizes you for not having a conventional way of coping with it. - Solange nicole
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The mainspring of genius is curiosity. - Charles Baudelaire
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open. - Shakti Gawain
Developing your unique thought to the level of being appreciated and adopted by the world - that's genius. - Ogwo David Emenike
The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind. - Mary Shelley
I have always consoled myself that he such as I who is not a genius, can still achieve much that is useful when he does his work right and chooses his work to suit his talents. - Johann Rudolf Wolf
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. - Vladimir Nabokov
It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. - Arthur Conan Doyle
A genius is a person who is more observant and has more patience. - Debasish Mridha
To move the earth like Archimedes, one needs not a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it. There is an easier way: Give a genius a beautiful remote house in a green valley where he can think calmly, and he shall move the earth with ideas! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There is nothing displays the quickness of genius more than a dispute - as two diamonds, encountering, contribute to each other's lustre. But perhaps the odds are against the man of taste in this particular.
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
I have nothing to declare except my genius. - Oscar Wilde
A man who learns complicated things from animals is a clever man, but an animal who learns complicated things from men is a genius animal! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The path of genius is free, and its own - William Hazlitt
A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to think something else. - Ambrose Bierce
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. - Oscar Levant
Education is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free men recognize, and the only ruler that free men require. - Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Let your work speak for itself:If poor, it will remain silent.If average, it will whisper.If good, it will talk.If great, it will shout.If genius, it will sing. - Matshona Dhliwayo
As a child i was nothing short of a genius, as a man i got used to stupidity. - Paul Bamikole
A genius is a lunatic who made it! - Steve K. Smy
The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back.
Common sense is as rare as genius. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes an act of common sense is indistinguishable from an act of genius. - Amit Kalantri
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. - Leonardo da Vinci
Genius is an inner inherent intuition and perception. It is not a teachable condition. - Debasish Mridha
Humanity goes to stupidy, this part is hard to be changed it's like paradox. You can't fight with paradox....Oh, you are genius, so genius with this stupidity! - Deyth Banger
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas A. Edison
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies. - Lord Chesterfield
Genius is nothing but labor and diligence.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits - Anonymous
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. - Aristotle
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. - Douglas Adams
The genius of play is that, in playing, we create imaginative new cognitive combinations. And in creating those novel combinations, we find what works.
Genius is the ability to push one's limits beyond the limits each time, every endeavour. - Chandrakant Kaluram Mhatre
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough. - Eugene Delacroix
It is true love that can activate the beauty and power of true genius. - Debasish Mridha
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Big egos usually overlook genius! - Joe Buberger
The genius of a great magician is as impressive as the genius of a great scientist. - Amit Kalantri
Genius is of small use to a woman who does not know how to do her hair. - Edith Wharton
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. - Thomas A. Edison
In every work of genius we see our own rejected thoughts. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
They (the French) have taken genius instead of reason for their guide, adopted experiment instead of experience, and wander in the dark because they prefer lightning to light. - Gouverneur Morris
Evil is boring. Cynicism is pointless. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Hopelessness is self-indulgent. On the other hand: Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Chronic ecstasy is a learnable skill. - Rob Brezsny
Genius is an exceedingly common human quality, probably natural to most of us. - John Taylor Gatto
Attacking genius and passion as immoral , the ? cries "how dare they?" and answers with its own question... - Christopher Dutton
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person. - Immanuel Kant
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. - William Hazlitt
Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed. - Charles Baudelaire
genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration - Thomas Edison
It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing. - Gertrude Stein
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. - Josh Billings
The difference between insanity and genius is success. - Bruce Feirstein
To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,To raise the genius, and to mend the heart - Alexander Pope
I have yet to see a genius or a hero who, if stuck with a burning match, would feel less pain than his undistinguished average brother. - Ayn Rand
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. - Oscar Wilde
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. - Robertson Davies
Perfection is overrated, creativity is the genius and it's better to be considered crazy than to be boring. - Ane Krstevska
Pretend you are a foolish to the tyrant because if he realizes you are a genius, he might use you to harm others. - A Gentlemen
And indeed if you think you're a genius at something what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere. - Diana Wynne Jones
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself. - William Cobbett
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen. - William Hazlitt
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens. - Woodrow Wilson
The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.
Miss Austen’s novels seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world. Never was life so pinched and narrow. The one problem in the mind of the writer is marriageableness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. - Henry Ford
PARAPHRASE: Genius is not that you are smarter than everyone else. It is that you are ready to receive the inspiration. - Albert Einstein
The real education is when you awaken and nourish and guide the inner spirit, this inner genius. The community grows from the giving of the gifts of the people in it, which is really giving from the genius. - Michael Meade
Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man 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
A genius is just a talented person who does his homework. - Thomas A. Edison
Genius is born--not paid. - Oscar Wilde
If I could create something that is even minutely close to a small percentile of a genius as Cloud Atlas, I shall deem my life worthy! - K. Hari Kumar
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing.
It's not true that we lose our creative genius when we grow older, but we grow older because we forget to use our creative genius. - Debasish Mridha
There was never a great genius without a touch of madness. - Ben Jonson
Her genius derives from the fact that she was capable of the deepest feeling but also of the most discerning and disciplined thought. - David Brooks
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame. - Lydia M. Child
Equality has no place for genius. - Allen Bloom
What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of judgment, nothing of resounding through eternity and nothing of the footsteps of the Almighty. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. - Joe Theismann
Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
All these words we use, anybody can be a genius now. It used to be you had to have a thought no one ever had before or you had to invent a number. Now, it's like, "Hey, I've got a cup in case we need another cup." "Dude, you're a genius!" - Louis C. K.
The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A Genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. - Joe Theismann
There is no great genius free from some tincture of madness. - Seneca
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs. - William Blake
Genius is not the one who gives answers, it's the one who asks the questions. - Saurabh Gupta Earth5R
To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. - Joyce Cary
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Flawed genius is better than flawless talent. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Through our scientific and technological genius we've made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers—or we will all perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King Jr.
What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is not enough. - Edouard Delacroix
There's no such word as genius, it just the combination of hard work and determination. - Lyza Matociños
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness. - Hannah More
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. - Joseph Addison
To believe your own thought: To believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. - Henry David Thoreau
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is no great genius without some touch of madness. - Seneca
Being smart means you learned it well; being stupid means you haven't learned it yet; but true genius means you know it when no one taught it to you. - Sneha Abraham
being genius does not necessarily means knowing it all or having the highest academic qualification but a persons ability to apply wisdom and common sense to common things in a distinctive manner and courageously exhibiting the latent deft to the admiration of the masses - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The key to genius is knowing how to make connections. - Nor Sanavongsay
Many people will often say you are a Smart, you are a Genius, give them a chance and they will say it enough for you to start believe it. When you get to that realization, Nothing will ever hold you back - David Sikhosana
Genius without wisdom is like a plane without wings; it will navigate the runway but it will never know the sky. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To declare myself as a genius immediately evidences that I am not. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. - Elbert Hubbard
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. - Joseph Addison
I have nothing to declare but my genius. - Oscar Wilde
One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius. - Simone de Beauvoir
Fate and destiny are close woven within us and near them can be found the true genius of our lives. - Michael Meade
The word genius was whispered into my ear the first things I ever Heard while I was still mewling in my crib, laughs Orson (Welles), so it never occured to me that I wasn't until middle age - Barbara Leaming
God’s genius is as wide as the cosmos, while by comparison our intelligence can find room on the head of a pin. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is at the edge of excellence that genius awaits. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. - Aristotle
Talk not of genius baffled, Genius is master of man. Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Create an environment that fosters the creative genius within you! - Ramana Pemmaraju
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! - William Blake
Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting over lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. - Robert G. Ingersoll
Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin. - Steve Jobs
Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it. - Michael R. LeGault
...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. - John F. Kennedy
The genius inside a person wants activity. It’s connected to the stars; it’s connected to a spark and it wants to burn and it wants to make and it wants to create and it has gifts to give. That is the nature of inner genius. - Michael Meade
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. - Plato
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. - Ernst F. Schumacher
I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery. - Edgar Allan Poe
Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself. - Robert Henri
The Bible makes it clear that every time that there is a story of faith, it is completely original. God's creative genius is endless. - Eugene H. Peterson
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Over intellect will make you a genius, over emotions will make you a lunatic. - Amit Kalantri
Art is seldom the result of true genius; rather, it is the product of hard work and skills learned and tenaciously practiced by regular people. - Sally Mann
Passion holds up the bottom of the universe and genius paints up its roof.
I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy. - Charlie Chaplin
There's no such word as genius, it is just the combination of hard work and determination. - Lyza Matociños
You don't have to be a genius when you're surrounded by morons. - Josh Lieb
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. - An Wang
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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
I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius. - Leo Szilard
Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life...I have put only my talent into my works. - Oscar Wilde
A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing. - Albert Einstein
It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his own strength and means; and he who knows that he has not a genius for fighting must learn how to govern by the arts of peace. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes. - Edgard Varese
Since when was genius found respectable? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it. - Paterculus
Genius without education is like silver in the mine. - Benjamin Franklin
Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence...Truly good books are more than mines to those who can understand them. They are the breathings of the great souls of past times. Genius is not embalmed in them, but lives in them perpetually. - William Ellery Channing
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. - Oscar Wilde
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry. - Emily Dickinson
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. - Fulton J. Sheen
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. - Joseph Joubert
Every true genius is bound to be naive. - Friedrich Schiller
Genius is the power of lighting one's own fire! - John Forster
When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing? - Epictetus
All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genius moves to creation, not to destruction. Only a very few have combined both. - Edith Hamilton
A Genius always admires the choices of the most Confident Fool! - Vishwanath S J
For ages past the Genius of Literature and the Genius of Art have walked together hand in hand. For the Goddess of letters is blind, and only she of Art can lend her sight. - Howard Pyle
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
An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. - Brian Tracy
Happenstance is the myth of the simple mind, for it is the deliberate genius of God that what appears entirely disjointed always reveals itself to be stunningly seamless. And it is in reflecting on such stunning ingenuity that our faith becomes seamless. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The man Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys:Power, like a desolating pestilence,Pollutes whate'er it touches, and obedience,Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,A mechanised automaton. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain, and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's great ideas. He will feel inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity. - Alfred A. Montapert
Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. - Walt Whitman
Thank you for that, boy genius! Where did you graduate from? Hogwarts School for the Mentally Unbalanced? - Leia Shaw
I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. - William Blake
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