Genius Quotes

Gertrude stein - it takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have...
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

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Anonymous
Seneca - there is no great genius free from some tincture...
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
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley

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
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
Robert G. Ingersoll
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
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Wystan Hugh Auden
Lucius annaeus seneca - there is no genius free from some tincture of...
An 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.
Hoshang N. Akhta
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fulle
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
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Lord Essex
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F Scott
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
Robert A. Heinlein
Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.
George - Louis Leclerc de Buffon
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
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - Either by themselves or by others.
Mark Twain
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.
Woodrow Wilson
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Samuel Johnson
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - - Either by themselves or by others.
Unknown
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
Boldness in itself is genius.
L. Ron Hubbard
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
A genius is just a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas A. Edison
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Adolf Hitle
True genius is always inborn and never cultivated, let alone learned.
Adolf Hitler, Mien Kampf
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
George - Louis Leclerc de Buffon
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 first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
Douglas Adams
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Author Unknown
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
Phil Gramm