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Genius Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Genius are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Genius - to know without having learned;
to draw just conclusions from unknown premises;
to discern the soul of things.
- Ambrose Bierce

Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
- Janet Flanner

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

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Like all young men I set out to be a genius,
but mercifully laughter intervened.
- Lawrence Durrell

Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways.
But the good artists who follow after genius -
and I count myself among these -
have to restore the lost connection once more.
- Kathe Kollwitz

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent;
doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
- William Gilmore Simms

It is always well to get near to men of genius.
- William Henry Moody

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author,
and I speak like a child.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
- Thomas Gray

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
- Aristotle

Talent hits a target no one else can hit;
Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked
with another director like Billy Friedkin.
I think he's a genius.
- Linda Blair

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting
flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
- Aneurin Bevan

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

I figured if the plane goes down, I'll go with a great
genius and will always have my name connected with his.
- Matthew Sweet

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.
Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage
of coal and fish at the same time.
- Aneurin Bevan

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

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

As a bull market continues, almost anything you buy goes up.
It makes you feel that investing in stocks is a very
easy and safe and that you're a financial genius.
- Ron Chernow

Everything I do, I feel is genius.
Whether it is or it isn't.
- Rufus Wainwright

Genius is sorrow's child.
- John Adams

Passion is the genesis of genius.
- Tony Robbins

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional
and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius
ever arrives at maturity.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing
mill cuts down all the knots of genius,
and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.
- Simon Newcomb

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
- Henry B. Adams


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