Genius Quotes

Edward george bulwer - lytton - talent does what it can genius does what it must....
Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton

Larry leissne - if confusion is the first step to knowledge, i...
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
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
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - - And a lot of courage - - To move in the opposite direction.
Hoshang N. Akhta
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
William Somerset Maugham
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.
William Hazlitt
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - - And a lot of courage - - To move in the opposite direction.
E. F. Schumache
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
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 hath electric power which earth can never tame.
Lydia M. Child
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 difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... it takes a touch of genius - - And a lot of courage - - To move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
Cesare Lombroso
Boldness in itself is genius.
L. Ron Hubbard
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
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
Carl Jung
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
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
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fulle
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Victor Hugo
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
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone.
John F. Kennedy, Describing a dinner for Nobel Prize winners, 1962
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects
There is no genius free from some tincture of madness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, As he passed through customs
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.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety - Nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison
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
Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning