Genius Quotes

Johann wolfgang von goethe - beware of dissipating your powers strive...
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

Samuel taylor coleridge - as it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for...
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
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
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.
Woodrow Wilson

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 - which - we are missing.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
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
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
Phil Gramm
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
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 is one percent inspiration and ninety - Nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
Margaret Fulle
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero
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
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - Either by themselves or by others.
Mark Twain
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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)
Boldness in itself is genius.
L. Ron Hubbard
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Ian Fleming
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot
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
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the Headless Monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin
There is no genius free from some tincture of madness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
William James
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, As he passed through customs
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 means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Intellectuals solve problems geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein
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
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
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
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 is born - - Not paid.
Oscar Wilde