Genius Quotes

James joyce - a man of genius makes no mistakes. his errors are...
Eugene delacroix - what makes men of genius, or rather, what they...

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
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
A genius is just a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas A. Edison
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings

James joyce - a man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are...
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.
Rebecca Pepper Sinkle
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
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 especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fulle
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy head.
William Blake
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Oscar Levant
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
Henry Havelock Ellis
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Larry Leissne
Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.
Bertrand Russell
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
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
Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann
The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius is limited.
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".
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
Gertrude Stein
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915
If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.
William Hazlitt
The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Victor Hugo
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Samuel Johnson
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
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
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
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
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
Edgard Varese
Genius is perseverence in disguise.
Mike Newlin