Genius Quotes

Johann wolfgang von goethe - the first and last thing required of genius is...
Samuel taylor coleridge - talent, lying in the understanding, is often...

Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
L. B. Walton
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings
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
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Lord Essex
William blake - as i was walking among the fires of hell,...
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
Phil Gramm
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
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not think that your Learning and Genius, your Wit or Sprightliness, are welcome everywhere. I was once told that my Company was disagreeable because I appeared so uncommonly happy.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann
Genius is 1 inspiration and 99 perspiration.
Thomas Alva Edison
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley
When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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
Genius is born - - Not paid.
Oscar Wilde
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius.
Author Unknown
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Adolf Hitle
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
Common sense is as rare as genius.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
Henry Havelock Ellis
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well - Timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
Edgard Varese
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".
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
William Blake
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann