Genius Quotes

Jonathan swift, thoughts on various subjects - when a true genius appears in this world, you may...
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot

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
Johnson - the love of retirement has in all ages adhered...
If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.
William Hazlitt
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

Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Cesare lombroso - genius is one of the many forms of insanity....
Genius - To know without having learned to draw just conclusions from unknown premises to discern the soul of things.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard
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
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us 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
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
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
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. Schumache
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings
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
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
Talent does what it can genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang
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
Intellectuals solve problems geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Author Unknown
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, As he passed through customs
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, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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
Genius is childhood recaptured.
Bauldlaire
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Margaret Fulle
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Oscar Levant