Genius Quotes

William somerset maugham - genius is talent provided with ideals....
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

Mediocrity can talk but it is for genius to observe.
Benjamin Disraeli
F. scott fitzgerald - genius is the ability to put into effect what is...
The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.
Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton

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
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
Robertson Davies
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, As he passed through customs
Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Albert einstein - intellectuals solve problems geniuses prevent...
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
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F Scott
Talent does what it can genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley
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.
Philip Dormer Chesterfield
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
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
Robert A. Heinlein
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
Phil Gramm
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
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone.
John F. Kennedy, Describing a dinner for Nobel Prize winners, 1962
The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.
Eug? ne Delacroix
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Oscar Levant
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Margaret Fulle
His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it.
Paterculus
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
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Genius is childhood recaptured.
Bauldlaire
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915
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
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, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", 1790
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
William Hazlitt
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Aristotle
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
William James
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue