Genius Quotes

Albert einstein - any intelligent fool can make things bigger and...
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Wystan Hugh Auden

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
Ian fleming - the distance between insanity and genius is...
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
The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.
Rebecca Pepper Sinkle

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire
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
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
Henry Havelock Ellis
Denis diderot - our observation of nature must be diligent, our...
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".
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
Robertson Davies
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
William Blake
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
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
The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement in a manner that would be amusingly absurd were it not so monstrously unjust and socially harmful.
Anna Garlin Spence
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
Gertrude Stein
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann von Goethe
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, Discourses
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.
W. B. Yeats
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
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
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Carl Sagan
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
His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it.
Paterculus
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
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fulle
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
Edgard Varese
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Seneca, Epistles
Genius is born - - Not paid.
Oscar Wilde
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill
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
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
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce