Genius Quotes

Denis diderot - our observation of nature must be diligent, our...
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

The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius is limited.
Rebecca pepper sinkle - the reluctance to put away childish things may be...
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.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fulle
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
Cesare Lombroso
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
Wystan hugh auden - geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what...
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - Either by themselves or by others.
Mark Twain
Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.
George - Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
Robert G. Ingersoll
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
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
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
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Alexander Hamilton
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang
Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
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
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Larry Leissne
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
Genius is born - - Not paid.
Oscar Wilde
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Adolf Hitle
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 Cardinal Newman
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - - Either by themselves or by others.
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.
Lydia M. Child
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
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
Intellectuals solve problems geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann, Former quarterback
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
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Denis Diderot