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Inspirational Quotes about Genius

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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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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

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci


 

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
- Joey Lauren Adams

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
- Fulton J. Sheen

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind,
which are delivered down from generation to generation
as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
- Joseph Addison

Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds,
but these will gradually roll away and disappear as
it ascends to its steady luster.
- Washington Irving

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

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

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue
of humility in the domain of thought.
- Simone Weil

The leader of genius must have the ability to make
different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
- Adolf Hitler

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting.
Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

Love is rarer than genius itself.
And friendship is rarer than love.
- Charles Peguy

Doorman - a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand,
help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.
- Dorothy Kilgallen

Every man is a potential genius until he does something.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent.
To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
- Edgard Varese

The person who figures out how to harness the collective
genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
- Walter Wriston

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
- Isaac Stern

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning,
but wisdom is like the sun.
- Franz Grillparzer

No one turns down a film with Woody;
it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment.
He's such a comedic genius, without question,
so I was thrilled.
- Mark Rydell

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
- James Russell Lowell

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such
joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
- Stendhal

The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity,
although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due,
are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski

When you step back and watch people,
you realize that we use every single body part.
Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression,
really.
- Jude Law

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
- Paul Cezanne

A genius knows how to make himself easily understood
without being obvious about it.
- Jean Anouilh

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp
of the individual who possesses it.
- Madame de Stael

In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the
genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
- Maurice Baring

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- An Wang

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius,
but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
- Heinrich Heine

If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least
a high level of animal cunning.
- Peter York


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