Genius Quotes

George - louis leclerc de buffon - genius is nothing but a great aptitude for...
A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
Max Gluckman

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
Walter lippmann - the genius of a good leader is to leave behind...
Talent does what it can genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings
Gamal abdel nasse - the genius of you americans is that you never...
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius - - The power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Larry Leissne
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Method of Nature (1841)
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - Either by themselves or by others.
Mark Twain
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Joseph Addison
Genius is perseverence in disguise.
Mike Newlin
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann, Former quarterback
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
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
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 we are missing.
Gamel Abdel Nasse
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy head.
William Blake
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Lord Essex
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
Boldness in itself is genius.
L. Ron Hubbard
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
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley
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".
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
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Seneca, Epistles
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift
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
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning