Genius Quotes

Elbert hubbard - genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is...
The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin
Unknown - thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -...
The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents him; it is the lapidary who gives value to the diamond which the peasant has dug up without knowing its value.
Abbe Guillaume Raynal
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

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
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
Phil Gramm
Talk not of genius baffled, Genius is master of man. Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
E. R. Bulwer - Lytton, Last Words (1860)
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
Paterculus - his intelligence seized on a subject, his genius...
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Larry Leissne
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
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
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part.
Michael J. Gel
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Hannah More
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy head.
William Blake
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Benjamin Disraeli
Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
George - Louis Leclerc de Buffon
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
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, As he passed through customs
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
William Blake
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
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.
Samuel Butle
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
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Seneca, Epistles
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
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley
Genius - To know without having learned to draw just conclusions from unknown premises to discern the soul of things.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Anonymous
The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.
Rebecca Pepper Sinkle
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
Cesare Lombroso
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
Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Aristotle
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