Genius Quotes

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The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
William James

Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James
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Do not think that your Learning and Genius, your Wit or Sprightliness, are welcome everywhere. I was once told that my Company was disagreeable because I appeared so uncommonly happy.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Ian Fleming

The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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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
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety - Nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison
Good sense travels on the well - worn paths genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.
Cesare Lombroso
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Lord Essex
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well - Timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.
Lydia M. Child
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
Robertson Davies
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
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
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
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F Scott
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, As he passed through customs
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
Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - - Either by themselves or by others.
Unknown
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the Headless Monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin
Genius is perseverence in disguise.
Mike Newlin
Common sense is as rare as genius.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915
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
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, "Fifth Business".
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 Newman
The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.
Rebecca Pepper Sinkle
The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy.
Johnson
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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