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Alexander Hamilton Stephens Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alexander Hamilton Stephens Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand,
I study it profoundly.
- Alexander Hamilton Stephens

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Ortiz is a genius.
He's incredible to watch.
Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
- Juliana Hatfield

Passion is the genesis of genius.
- Tony Robbins

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Common sense is genius in homespun.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour;
riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
- Virginia Woolf

I truly miss the genius of the music of John Lennon,
as I'm sure everybody does.
- Peter Fonda

The lucky person passes for a genius.
- Euripides

I was more independent than any farmer in Concord,
for I was not anchored to a house or farm,
but could follow the bent of my genius,
which is a very crooked one, every moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
- Robert Blair

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

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
- Oliver Goldsmith

It will work.
I am a marketing genius.
- Paris Hilton

Unless you are a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
- Anthony Hope

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

The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate
themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a
skill bordering on genius.
- Guy de Maupassant

She was a genius, my mother.
- Sally Kirkland

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
- Man Ray

Genius is nothing but continued attention.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

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

The difference between being able to understand something
and inventing it in the first place...
is called genius.
- Craig Bruce

Genius makes its observations in short-hand;
talent writes them out at length.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q.
of 60.
- Gore Vidal

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed
word can strike dumb the loquacious,
is a genius or a hero.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he's a genius,
and that's all there is to it.
- Mel Torme

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

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought,
but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
- John Dryden


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