Genius Quotes

Epictetus - when you close your doors, and make darkness...
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, Thoughts on Various Subjects

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
Cesare lombroso - good sense travels on the well - worn paths...
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Johann Kaspar Lavate

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 - which - we are missing.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
Crazy people who are productive are geniuses. Crazy people who are rich are eccentric. Crazy people who are neither productive nor rich are just plain crazy. Geniuses and crazy people are both out in the middle of a deep ocean geniuses swim, crazy people drown. Most of us are sitting safely on the shore. Take a chance and get your feet wet.
Michael J. Gel
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
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann von Goethe
Eug? ne delacroix - the source of genius is imagination alone, the...
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Oscar Levant
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
William Blake
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it.
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 nothing but continued attention.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe
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
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
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
Gertrude Stein
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.
Edgar Lee Masters
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
Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
L. B. Walton
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Alexander Hamilton
A genius is just a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas A. Edison
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - Either by themselves or by others.
Mark Twain
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
Max Gluckman
Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Victor Hugo
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri Frdric Amiel
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Margaret Fulle
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Larry Leissne