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A man who is a genius and doesn't know it, probably isn't. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Men of genius are rarely much annoyed by the company of vulgar people. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I have yet to see a genius or a hero who, if stuck with a burning match, would feel less pain than his undistinguished average brother. Ayn Rand
Inspiration is the opportunity of genius. Honore de Balzac
If a piece of genius comes, it comes, and it if doesn't, it doesn't. Donald Miller
I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius. Leo Szilard
Genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly. Amelia Barr
And what fun is it being a genius if no one appreciates you? Brent Weeks
You don't have to be a genius when you're surrounded by morons. Josh Lieb
I know of no genius but the genius of hard work. J. M. W. Turner
There's a genius in all of us. Albert Einstein
National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius. Henry Theodore Tuckerman
A genius is a person who is seeing further and probing deeper than other people has a different set of ethical valuations from their and has energy enough to give effect to this extra vision and its valuations in whatever manner best suits his or her George Bernard Shaw
I beg you, help me, in angelic charity,Pray my efforts will reflect your mastery! E.A. Bucchianeri
Someday a political genius will come along and make the Senate work. Robert Caro
The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius. Jennifer Donnelly
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly. Mario Puzo
If you're not a smart worker, it's about how hard you work double the amount from the heart; if you're not a hard worker, it's about how smart you work but times two from the brain. Criss Jami
A good woman would rather be the mother of a genius than the wife of a hero Gelett Burgess
Boldness has power, magic and genius in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius is the father of a heavenly line, but the mortal mother, that is industry. Theodore Parker
What a genius, that Picasso. It is a pity he doesn't paint. Marc Chagall
Genius is perseverance in disguise. Mike Newlin
We have never understood how birds manage to fly,Nor who the genius is who makes up dreams,Now how heaven and earth can appear in a poem. Robert Bly
Wit and humor belong to genius alone. Miguel de Cervantes
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man. Carl Sandburg
When we allow the genius of simple nature to flow through us we become every genius who has ever lived. Bryant McGill
Every great genius has an admixture of madness. Aristotle
The real geniuses are the people who love life. Marty Rubin
Plague might be a social incompetent, but he was unquestionably a genius. Steig Larsson
By the time the clever reaches the clouds, the genius is already on the stars. Mehmet Murat ildan
Genius is full of trash. Herman Melville
You're called a genius by people, and then your whole life you become the part. Brian Wilson
A genius is the one most like himself. Thelonious Monk
Talent imitates, but genius steals. T. S. Eliot
Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature. J. G. Holland
There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall. Suzanne Crowley
There is no gap as wide as the one between mediocrity and genius. Rutvik Oza
Before you can tame your genius spirit, you have to find her. Carolyn Elliott
One cannot explain the existence of genius. It is better to enjoy it. Ernst Gombrich
I'll become exactly the tool you want me to be, said Ender silently, but at least I wont be fooled into it. I'll do it because I choose to, not because you tricked me, you sly bastard. Orson Scott Card
Nature alone is the master of true genius. Leonardo da Vinci
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm. Charles Churchill
Courage of soul is necessary for the triumphs of genius. Madame de Stael
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. Bryant McGill
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it. Horace
Anyone can put paint on a canvas, but only a true master can bring the painting to life. Anyone can kill, but only a genius can make murder an art. Shaun Jeffrey
Genius: The capacity to see and to express what is simple, simply! Bruce Lee
Why would you try to kill this guy, Kevin? He's a genius. Nuts to your truce. John Green
Don't be a genius, my son, it isn't good for anybody. William John Locke
Every person, genius or moron, has a right to reproduce himself. Lee Kuan Yew
Out of necessity comes genius. Pam Grier
Genius, even, as it is the greatest good, is he greatest harm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. Elbert Hubbard
Upper berth, lower berth, that's the difference between talent and genius. George Gershwin
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!" W. H. Murray
It takes a genius to whine appealingly. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genius: the superhuman in man. Victor Hugo
Genius is always more suggestive than expressive. Abel Stevens
A genius is a grown-up that did not grow up. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Part of my wisdom consists of being a whiz at reminding the dumb, why they should be whizzes, and not just live life to whiz by others. Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Talent shuffles the deck. Genius brings a new deck. Mason Cooley
I probably have genius. But no talent. Francis Ford Coppola
Intelligence and common sense, what makes a person a real genius. Wazim Shaw
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. Joseph Joubert
Taste is the feminine of genius. Lord Edward FitzGerald
A sense of timing is the mark of a genius. Jenny Holzer
Talent jogs to conclusions to which Genius takes giant leaps. Edwin Percy Whipple
Yes, it made sense, and was so absurdly simple that it would take a genius to think of it. And, perhaps, someone who did not expect to do it himself. Arthur C. Clarke
I quite agree with Dr. Nordau's assertion that all men of genius are insane, but Dr. Nordau forgets that all sane people are idiots. Oscar Wilde
Without passion, there is no genius. Theodor Mommsen
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. Leonardo da Vinci
Clever man is a chicken; it can fly, but a little. Genius, on the other hand, is a migratory bird; it can fly at high altitudes until He disappears on the horizon! Mehmet Murat ildan
Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner who works and brings it out. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
There's no genius behind it. It's persistence and listening to people. Craig Newmark
There is no such thing as genius, some children are just less damaged than others. R. Buckminster Fuller
I gave my genius to my life, but my talent to my art. Oscar Wilde
The marquis stared at Richard, openly amused. "What a refreshing mind you have, young man," he said. "There really is nothing quite like total ignorance, is there? Neil Gaiman
Genius in general is poetic. Where genius has been active it has been poetically active. The truly moral person is a poet. Novalis
This is what men call genius, just as they call a painted face beauty and a richly attired figure majesty. The confound the brilliance of the firmament with the star-shaped footprints of a duck in the mud. Hugo
Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations. Anna Garlin Spencer
Genius consists of equal parts of natural aptitude and hard work. Andre Maurois
Even a genius has his questions. Tupac Shakur
Genius is nothing more than an extraordinary manifestation of the body. Arthur Cravan
Genius is insanity right up until it works. Forrest Griffin
Genius is simply patience carried to the extreme. Georges-Louis Leclerc
A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man. Isaac Stern
You are a potential genius, so unleash your potential to release your genius. Debasish Mridha
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. Henry Ford
An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please. Andre Malraux
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. R. Buckminster Fuller
Genius does not excuse evil. Rick Riordan
To make the common marvelous is the test of genius. James Russell Lowell
Genius is the act of solving a problem in a way no one has solved it before. Seth Godin
Genius is talent in which character makes itself heard. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Women have a genius for love; men can only learn the art indifferently. Joseph de Maistre
Genius is born-not paid Oscar Wilde
To genius life never grows commonplace. James Russell Lowell
Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us. Anthony Horowitz
Consult the genius of the place, that paints as you plant, and as you work. Alexander Pope
How often we see the greatest genius buried in obscurity! Plautus
The belly is the giver of genius. Aulus Persius Flaccus
Difficulty is what wakes up the genius. Ovid
An intelligent consistency is the foundation of genius. Chris Matakas
Genius only comes to those who know how to use their eyes and their intelligence. Auguste Rodin
There is no such thing as an evil genius, as evil in it's self is stupidity. David Farland
No man can be a genius in slapshoes and a flat hat. Buster Keaton
The dull pray; the geniuses are light mockers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is sorrow's child. John Adams
Sometimes an act of common sense is indistinguishable from an act of genius. Amit Kalantri
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. Dr. An Wang
Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better Elbert Hubbard
Common sense is the genius of mankind. Francois Guizot
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame. Lydia M. Child
There are three reasons why men of genius have long hair. One is, that they forget it is growing. The second is, that they like it. The third is, that it comes cheaper; they wear it long for the same reason they wear their hats long. Israel Zangwill
It requires infinitely a greater genius to make love, than to make war. Ninon de L'Enclos
We don't punish the ones who fail. They just-don't go on. Orson Scott Card
Why does it so often take a genius to see the obvious? Ashleigh Brilliant
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind. Joseph Addison
There is no balking genius. Only death can silence it or hinder. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Only a genius can play a fool. Michael Rapaport
Blood is a destiny. One's genius descends in the stream from long lines of ancestry. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Everything I do, I feel is genius. Whether it is or it isn't. Rufus Wainwright
Life is a very brief candle especially when you burn it at both ends Josh Stern
A man doesn't need brilliance or genius, all he needs is energy. Albert M. Greenfield
To do what others cannot do is talent. To do what talent cannot do is genius. Henry Wilson Allen
Genius never desires what does not exist. Soren Kierkegaard
Longevity is the revenge of talent upon genius. Cyril Connolly
Real geniuses would like that what we think of ourselves is true. Dejan Stojanovic
To fine that light within--that's the genius of poetry. Julie Harris
Genius is clairvoyant. Abel Stevens
Genius is nothing but continued attention. Claude Adrien Helvetius
I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control. Criss Jami
To know one's self is wisdom, but to know one's neighbor is genius. Minna Antrim
Some were brilliant bordering on genius. Others, genius bordering on madness Erich Segal
Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness. William Winwood Reade
Genius is an infinite capacity for causing pain. Margaret Atwood
Agony without genius was gaucherie. Hortense Calisher
The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game. Albert Goodwill Spalding
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Will and energy sometimes prove greater than either genius or talent or temperament. Isadora Duncan
Genius - the pursuit of madness. Criss Jami
Over intellect will make you a genius, over emotions will make you a lunatic. Amit Kalantri
Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it. Michael R. LeGault
Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien. Edward Dahlberg
Genius, throughout history, has been found difficult to classify because it varies in amount: It's rare to find a genius in the context of the noun, but most people, if not all, have a bit of genius in them in the context of the adjective. Criss Jami
Genius inspires resentment. A sad fact of life. Eoin Colfer
It's a lucky child that knows that they're a genius, unaimed and all that.
Genius is infinite painstaking. Michelangelo
There is no great genius without some touch of madness. Aristotle
A man who learns complicated things from animals is a clever man, but an animal who learns complicated things from men is a genius animal! Mehmet Murat ildan
This woman is a genius in the day time and a beauty at night Oscar Wilde
Find out what people want to do, then tell them to do it. They'll think you're a genius. Connie Brockway
Genius is when you strike a chord accidently, and the ensuing music is beyond your control Bangambiki Habyarimana
If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. Michelangelo Buonarroti
Franklin was a thin, pink person who was either a genius or, well, not one. Chances weren't. Ben Marcus
I never said I was a genius. Orson Welles
What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around. Criss Jami
They misspelled 'party.' How evil genius can they be? Libba Bray
The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be. Ada Lovelace
Man is a genius when he is dreaming. Akira Kurosawa
Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates. Samuel Johnson
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Alexander Pope
Every student deserves to be treated as a potential genius. Anton Ehrenzweig
We have barely begun to tap into the genius of our humanity. Jean Houston
Genius is of no country. Charles Churchill
Genius learns from nature, its own nature. Talent learns from art. Oscar Wilde
Now, Joyce being Joyce, he has about five different purposes, one not being enough for genius. Thomas C. Foster
The only guaranteed way to be a genius is to surround yourself with idiots. Ziad K. Abdelnour
In order to start our mythic journey to end our suffering, we need to enter into a real and dynamic dialogue with our hearts. Start by writing a letter to your heart, telling it all that's going on with you now and asking it for guidance. Carolyn Elliott
Common sense is as rare as genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson
People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple. Albert Einstein
The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work. Kathleen Winsor
A person of genius should marry a person of character. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Wit is the god of moments, but Genius is the god of ages. Jean de la Bruyere
My genius is in my nostrils. Friedrich Nietzsche
What is genius? It is the power to be a boy again at will. James M. Barrie
The genius is making a way out of no way. Henry Louis Gates
Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo
There is no off position on the genius switch. David Letterman
Mediocrity borrows, genius steals. Igor Stravinsky
The Painter who seeks popularity in Art closes the door upon his own genius. Washington Allston
An exceedingly confident student would in theory make a terrible student. Why would he take school seriously when he feels that he can outwit his teachers? Criss Jami
...why do people venerate Einstein or Bill Gates? Clive Bell explains: Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.... John Geddes
In poems, equally as in philosophic disquisitions, genius produces the strongest impressions of novelty while it rescues the most admitted truths from the impotence caused by the very circumstance of their universal admission. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genius is independent of situation. Charles Churchill
Now I am a genius; before that I was a drudge. Niccolo Paganini
True genius doesn't fulfill expectations, it shatters them. Arlene Croce
Pseudo-artists think that being an artist means opposing whatever seems to be an establishment. That is not creative at all. True creativity is the ability to gain perspective wherever you may have missed it before. Criss Jami
For me to say I wasn't a genius I'd just be lying to you and to myself Kanye West
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius. Elbert Hubbard
Genius: Die Einführung eines neuen Elementes in das intellektuelle Universum. Wordsworth, William
Madness, genius, originality - it's all the same thing; it's a breaking of our normal value structure and the substitution of another one. Malcolm Bradbury
You don't have to be a genius to invest well. Warren Buffett
It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas. Charles Peguy
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. Oscar Levant
Industry is a better horse to ride than genius. Walter Lippmann
How many geniuses die undiscovered, not only by others but, more sadly, by themselves? Joyce Wycoff
Man is a conscious, rational thinker and a supra-conscious creator genius. Pitirim Sorokin
Before I was a genius I was a drudge. Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Genius can never despise labour. Abel Stevens
Genius is the error in the system. Paul Klee
Patience is eternal genius. Michelangelo
Each man's soul is his genius. Xenocrates
Jim Henson was an absolute genius. Marcus Brigstocke
To silence the expression of your soul's code is to suffer. LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier
The genius thing that we did was, we didn't give up. Jay-Z
Genius is the ability to hold one's vision steady until it becomes reality Benjamin Franklin
Ambition beats genius % of the time. Jay Leno
My Swaraj is to keep intact the genius of our civilization. Mahatma Gandhi
A genius doesn't adjust his treatment of a theme to a tyrant's taste. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can. Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton
Everyone is a genius after the fight. David Haye
Inspiration and genius -one and the same. Victor Hugo
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius. Robert A. Heinlein
Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ,The substitute for genius, sense, and wit. William Cowper
Early genius, like early cabbage, does not head well. Josh Billings
I'll go from world to world until I find a time and place where you can come awake in safety. And I'll tell your story to my people, so that perhaps in time the can forgive you, too. The way that you've forgiven me. Orson Scott Card
Consult the Genius of the Place in all. Alexander Pope
In the faculty of writing nonsense, stupidity is no match for genius. Walter Bagehot
Always to see the general in the particular is the very foundation of genius. Arthur Schopenhauer
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation. John Denham
Genius is intellect constructive. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering-pot and pruning-knife Margaret Fuller
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. Bryant H. McGill
In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians, Fraulein Noether was the most significant mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began. Albert Einstein
Great eloquence we cannot get, except from human genius. Thomas Starr King
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.... Robertson Davies
Explore your inner creative genius through the medium you love and enjoy the journey! Ken Poirot
Genius and insanity are fraternal twins. Carl Henegan
The first thing a genius needs is to breath free air. Ludwig von Mises
People like me are aware of their so-called genius at ten, eight, nine. John Lennon
Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex. Albert Einstein
Genius lasts longer than beauty Oscar Wilde
A genius is a talented person who does his homework. Thomas A. Edison
The genius must have his freedom and his independence. Ayn Rand
The greatest form of genius is that which isn't noticed. Scott Nicholson
There is no genius without a mixture of madness. Seneca the Younger
Einstein used science to get laid. That guy is a genius. I've been using money. Doug Benson
Genius does not need a special language; it uses newly whatever tongue it finds. Edmund Clarence Stedman
Genius sees the dynamic purpose first, find reasons afterward. Walter Lippmann
Biomimicry is "¦ the conscious emulation of life's genius. Janine Benyus
Now more than ever the world needs your brilliance, your voice, your unique imagination, and your particular genius. Gloria Burgess
Geniuses don't become geniuses until they find the right moron to compare themselves to. James McGregor
Rare is he who will concede genius. Juana
Ordinary people, she said, can see only a little bit. They can't change much or go any higher than they are, but you're a genius. You'll keep going up and up, and see more and more. And each step will reveal worlds you never even knew existed. Daniel Keyes
Genius is becoming something you were all along. David Whyte
The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers. George Henry Lewes
Talent and genius operate outside the rules, and theory conflicts with practice. Carl von Clausewitz
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein
Genius is of no country; her pure ray Spreads all abroad, as general as the day. Charles Churchill
Genius is a good deal like the sea ... Nothing can restrain its tide or quicken it. Inez Haynes Irwin
Madness in method, that's genius Frank Herbert
Sanctity and genius are as rebellious as vice. George Santayana
It's easier to sell junk when you're known than works of genius when you're unknown. Iris Murdoch
Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear. Isaac D'Israeli
Hatred is the most clear- sighted, next to genius.... Claude Bernard
It is in everyone's interest that every person's creative genius be encouraged and allowed to develop and express. Efiong Etuk
The unrecognized genius-that's one old story. Have you ever thought of a much worse one-the genius recognized too well? Ayn Rand
A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old. Eoin Colfer
I think genius can have a lot to do with nerve. And permission. Kate Zambreno
You may have genius. The contrary is, of course, probable. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. Mirabeau B. Lamar
Any self-realized being has access to the dynamic genius which nature gives all beings. Bryant McGill
A genius is a grownup that remained a kid. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
This man has talent, that man geniusAnd here's the strange and cruel difference:Talent gives pence and his reward is gold,Genius gives gold and gets no more than pence. W. H. Davies
Genius does not only pertain to the brain, it belongs above all to the heart. Juliette Drouet
Some people have a perfect genius for doing nothing, and doing it assiduously. Thomas Chandler Haliburton
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. Robert G. Ingersoll
I cannot live to hear the news from England.But I do prophesy th' election lightsOn Fortinbras; he has my dying voice.So tell him, with th' occurents, more and less,Which have solicited - the rest is silence. William Shakespeare
You don't have to be a genius to find the hidden potential deep in your mind. Ray Davies
Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, enthusiasm is the true part of genius. Isaac D'Israeli
In the land of genius, the sun always shines; in the land of clever, there are many clouds! Mehmet Murat ildan
Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple. Woody Guthrie
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Henri Frederic Amiel
The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics. Al Seckel
It is hard to overstate the debt that we owe to men and women of genius. Robert Green Ingersoll
We always look for operators with a combination of guts, passion and genius. Ziad K. Abdelnour
Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn. Henri Bergson
Anyone can make them cry, but it takes a genius to make them laugh. Charlie Chaplin
Beauty like hers is genius. Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Manners without sincerity, is called polite society Josh Stern
Genius is Omniscience flowing into man. Wallace D. Wattles
Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple. Pete Seeger
Bring the genius of the rich to unleash the genius of the poor. Tony Meloto
Taste is the common sense of genius. Victor Hugo
Poetry is the fiery index to the genius of the age. Babette Deutsch
Despair and Genius are too oft connected. Lord Byron
Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius. E. O. Wilson
Never underestimate spite as a motivator for genius. Sam Kean
The mark of genius is an incessant activity of mind. Genius is a spiritual greed. V. S. Pritchett
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. Aristotle
The true genius shudders at incompleteness. Edgar Allan Poe
If I could explain golf, I'd be a genius. Davis Love III
A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite. Robert Fanney
Until that moment she had not really noticed him. Now she felt as though she'd stubbed her toe on a rock, and looked down to find that it was part of a buried city. Gillian Bradshaw
Tell me, what will you do with your genius spark of consciousness? LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier
Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius. Isaac D'Israeli
Genius has never been accepted without a measure of condonement. Seneca the Younger
I put my talent in my work, I save my Genius for my life. Oscar Wilde
Mum, mum,He that keeps nor crust nor crumb,Weary of all, shall want some. William Shakespeare
If I wait for the genius to come, it just doesn't arrive. Ian Fleming
We measure genius by quality, not by quantity. Wendell Phillips
Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way. Charles Bukowski
You dont have to be a political genius to sniff the smell of blood in the water. Rich Galen
Every sun casts a shadow, and genius's shadow is Resistance. Steven Pressfield
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein
And Beauty is a form of Genius - is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. Oscar Wilde
Genius always finds itself a century too early. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is talent exercised with courage. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Silence is all the genius a fool has. Zora Neale Hurston
Every unhappy genius dreams to be in the place of a happy fool. Mehmet Murat ildan
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. William Hazlitt
Genius points the way, talent takes it. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
If fear is too strong, the genius is suppressed Robert Kiyosaki
Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience. Georges-Louis Leclerc
The words of genius have a wider meaning than the thought that prompted them. George Eliot
Genius is nothing but a mastery of the subject at hand Bangambiki Habyarimana
Stand aside, and try not to catch fire if I shed sparks of genius. Scott Lynch
Genius and taste don't go together. Helmut Newton
Genius is its own end. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin. Steve Jobs
As we each express our natural genius, we all elevate our world. Robin Sharma
When it comes down to it, though, the real decision is inevitable: If one of us has to be destroyed, let's make damn sure we're the ones alive at the end. Orson Scott Card
Something about Bekka and Haylee reminded her of Candace's line between ingenious and insane. Ingenuity inspired their dreams, and insanity gave them the courage to pursue them. It was something Melody wanted for herself. Lisi Harrison
Genius is not a retainer to any emperor. Henry David Thoreau
The fine line between genius and madness is a punch line. Duck, you idiot! Brian Spellman
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. Abigail Adams
Being smart means you learned it well; being stupid means you haven't learned it yet; but true genius means you know it when no one taught it to you. Sneha Abraham
Genius is the capacity for seeing relationships where lesser men see none. William James
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you. Malcolm Cowley
Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifying power. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genius seems to consistent merely in trueness of sight. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Towering genius distains a beaten path. Abraham Lincoln
Dare your genius to walk the wildest unknown ways. Bryce Courtenay
Because I've learned that you can't control what other people are going to think about you. The best you can do in life is not piss yourself off. Megan McCafferty
Anything imagined can be made real ... given sufficient genius. Brian Herbert
A genius is always a teacher, never a pupil; he is always self-made. Ludwig von Mises
Rules and models destroy genius and art. William Hazlitt
Accept your genius and say what you think. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fischer is the greatest genius to descend from the chess heavens. Mikhail Tal
Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright. Van Wyck Brooks
Heaven and earth, advantages and obstacles, conspire to educate genius. Henry Fuseli
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe
He woke up and fought another battle and won. Then he went to bed and slept again and dreamed again and then he woke up and won again and slept again and he hardly noticed when waking became sleeping. Nor did he care. Orson Scott Card
There is no greater consolation for mediocrity than that the genius is not immortal. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It's a great loss.[Carrie Fisher] was a comic genius, as far as I'm concerned. Tony Taccone
Oh! how near are genius and madness! Men imprison them and chain them, or raise statues to them. Denis Diderot
I didn't choose painting, it chose me.I didn't have a talent,i just had genius Grace Hartigan
Genius has to pass over madness and madness over genius Salvador Dali
Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest. Mike Norton
Genius is a strong aphrodisiac. Erica Jong
Genius is in the idea. Impact, however, comes from action! Simon Sinek
Two per cent. is genius, and ninety-eight per cent. is hard work. Thomas A. Edison
Vance has a genius in evoking the beauty of strangeness, the strangeness of beauty. Jack Vance
Genius, when young, is divine. Benjamin Disraeli
The greatest genius is the most indebted person. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training. Bernard Berenson
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. Oscar Wilde
Freedom is the only law which genius knows. James Russell Lowell
There is no doubt that Einstein's pipe was his closest associate, while others--including wife and family--were never permitted the illusion that they would ever be at the center of his life. Palle Yourgrau
Wit is absolutely sociable spirit or aphoristic genius. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Keep showing up for your side of the job and give genius a chance to do its part. Elizabeth Gilbert
My only genius talent is inquisitiveness. Albert Einstein
If you are delusional, sometimes the reality catches up with your delusion, and then all of a sudden you are a genius. Jason Calacanis
Every new invention has been a protest of genius against the masses. Adolf Hitler
When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."[Thoughts on Various Subjects] Jonathan Swift
A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan. T. Boone Pickens
You cannot create genius. All you can do is nurture it. Ninette de Valois
If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world. Bryant H. McGill
Almost everyone is born a genius and buried an idiot. Charles Bukowski
Genius has no taste for weaving sand. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm not a genius. I'm just passionately curious. Albert Einstein
Nothing in this 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
A genius is a man who has two great ideas. Jacob Bronowski
It is among men of genius and science that atheism alone is found. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Be a good craftsman; it won't stop you from being a genius. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Genius may be almost defined as the faculty of acquiring poverty. Edwin Percy Whipple
There is no element of genius without some form of madness. Leonardo DiCaprio
Daca schizofrenia este universala, atunci marele artist este cu adevarat cel care sparge zidul schizofrenic, ajungand in patria necunoscuta, acolo unde el nu mai apartine niciunei epoci, niciunui mediu, niciunei scoli. Gilles Deleuze Felix Guattari
Genius is intuition on fire. Holbrook Jackson
Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. Marcus Garvey
Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble. Criss Jami
What is Genius?- To aspire to a lofty aim and to will the means to that aim. Friedrich Nietzsche
No man ever followed his genius til it misled him. Henry David Thoreau
Genius finds its own road and carries its own lamp. Robert Aris Willmott
If you wish success in life, make perseverance you bosom friend, experience your wise councellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Joseph Addison
You're a Genius all the time. Jack Kerouac
It is impossible for a dove to catch a swallow, for a clever man to catch a genius. Mehmet Murat ildan
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity. Quintilian
The genius. This is a skill to interact with outside environment, or source. VicDo
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite. Victor Hugo
Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius. Peter Thiel
The continuous capacity of genius to surpass understanding remains a human constant. Denis Dutton
Even the people who have it do not definitely know what genius is. Mary Hunter Austin
Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles. Stanley Jordan
To understand an artist is to be a genius. Andrew Lakey
People like me and Ozu get films made by hard work, but Shimizu is a genius... Kenji Mizoguchi
The mainspring of genius is curiosity. Charles Baudelaire
Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Henry Van Dyke
Genius is lonely without the surrounding presence of a people to inspire it. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
These are the times when a genius wants to live. Abigail Adams
Wit lives in the present, but genius survives the future. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. Thomas Carlyle
The genius of religions is that they structure the inner life. Alain de Botton
Genius has no youth, but starts with the ripeness of age and old experience. Mark Twain
The world is so average, it doesn't take much to be a genius, just do a little extra. Myles Munroe
Even the genius ask questions. Tupac Shakur
Next to genius is the power of feeling where true genius lies. Sarah Josepha Hale
The rust of the mind is the destruction of genius. Seneca the Younger
Irony can elude the genius among us, sometimes. Berkeley Breathed
Every one wants to be a Genius. But only the brave choose to go mad to get there... Stanley Victor Paskavich
Being innovative is to allow yourself to expose your mind to something great that has potential to change lives and the world positively and you take action on it. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
I wonder if every genius has a touch of madness, does everyone that's normal have a touch or retardation? Stanley Victor Paskavich
Genius feels like an over extended Helium balloon about to burst, and everyone criticizes you for not having a conventional way of coping with it. Solange nicole
The word genius was whispered into my ear the first things I ever Heard while I was still mewling in my crib, laughs Orson (Welles), so it never occured to me that I wasn't until middle age Barbara Leaming
There is no doubt that genius lasts longer than beauty. Oscar Wilde
A worker without genius is better than a genius who won't work. Leopold Auer
I've always been sensible with my money. I can't say I'm a business genius. Jasper Carrott
A happy genius is the gift of nature. John Dryden
Genius is initiative on fire. Holbrook Jackson
You are vain and wicked- as a genius should be. Gunter Grass
Philosophy is the rational expression of genius. Alphonse de Lamartine
Talent borrows, genius steals! Oscar Wilde
Genius must be born, it can't be taught. John Dryden
A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine. Benjamin Franklin
Genius is the capacity for receiving and improving by discipline. George Eliot
Genius, by its very intensity, decrees a special path of fire for its vivid power. Phillips Brooks
Genius is fostered by industry. Marcus Tullius Cicero
No, I don't admire the genius. But I admire and love the result of the genius's activity in the world, of which the great man is only the poor necessary tool, only, so to speak, the paltry awl to bore with. Knut Hamsun
Genius appeals to the future. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to think something else. Ambrose Bierce
To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious. Kevin Michel
It requires more than mere genius to be an author. Jean de la Bruyere
Ireland is a fruitful mother of genius, but a barren nurse. John Boyle O'Reilly
What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of judgment, nothing of resounding through eternity and nothing of the footsteps of the Almighty. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Enthusiasm is the breath of genius. Benjamin Disraeli
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. Pablo Picasso
Against attempts on my life, I trust in my luck, my good genius, and my guards. Napoleon Bonaparte
I know no such thing as genius, — genius is nothing but labor and diligence. William Hogarth
Modest expression is a beautiful setting to the diamond of talent and genius. Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Parents are too apt to mistake inclination for genius. Hannah More
America has a genius for the encouragement of fame. Gilbert K. Chesterton
YOU are a genius!... and I am a genius because I married you. Bill Cosby
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length. Christian Nestell Bovee
Genius has no brother. Edward Bulwer
Next to possessing genius one's self is the power of appreciating it in others. Mark Twain
Genius begins beautiful works, but only labor finishes them. Joseph Joubert
Sticking to it is the genius. Thomas A. Edison
Even if there are instances in which it can be mistook by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool. Criss Jami
Sometimes geniuses create nothing new, they organize already existing material into something completely useful in other ways Bangambiki Habyarimana
Genius is the capacity of avoiding hard work. Elbert Hubbard
A true calling is aimed at the genius qualities already set within each person... Michael Meade
Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius. Luc de Clapiers
Each age selects its own geniuses from the past to suit its own needs. It's always been that way. Seb Kirby
Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up. Terry Pratchett
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, st Baron Lytton
When we are calling forth the depth and genius of the other, then we grow. Jean Houston
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is. James Russell Lowell
Genius is the talent of a person who is dead. Edmond de Goncourt
A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.So the question is: Have you ever done that? Seth Godin
When it comes to most true bipolars, consider this thought: Genius by birth, bipolar by design. Stanley Victor Paskavich
Chaos breeds geniuses. It offers a man something to be a genius about. B. F. Skinner
There is no genius where there is not simplicity. Leo Tolstoy
Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, or is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent. Henry David Thoreau
Genius--the free and harmonious play of all the faculties of a human being. Amos Bronson Alcott
If every Genius has a touch of Madness, does every Normal person have a touch of Ignorance ? Stanley Victor Paskavich
A genius who does not know that he is a genius is no genius. Mary MacLane
Society develops wit, but its contemplation alone forms genius. Madame de Stael
I didn't want to be a genius! That ain't cool. Missy Elliot
Genius is mainly an affair of energy. Matthew Arnold
Where power is absent we may find the robe of genius, but we miss the throne. Walter Savage Landor
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. Oscar Wilde
The step between genius and insanity is very short. Albert Einstein
Genius is the seed slowly germinating in the ground. Marty Rubin
Genius is only a superior power of seeing. John Ruskin
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience. R. Buckminster Fuller
Genius, as an explosive power, beats gunpowder hollow. Thomas Huxley
If I wanted you to understand, I would have explained it better ~ Aarush Kashyap Kirtida Gautam
Let us not compare the genius with the clever; ocean with the lake! Mehmet Murat ildan
A genius of comedy His talent brought joy and Laughter to all the world. Oliver Hardy
All genuine progress results from finding new facts Wheeler McMillen
There's a genius in everyone. It's either asleep or awake Constance Chuks Friday
In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still. Criss Jami
Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don't know. Lincoln Steffens
Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius. Robert Kiyosaki
A genius is always on duty; even his dreams are tax deductible. Edward Abbey
The critic does his utmost to blight genius in his infancy. Thomas Love Peacock
I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man. Albert Camus
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart, is true for all men--that is genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin. John Hendy
The dread of criticism is the death of genius. William Gilmore Simms
Passion is the genius of genius. Tony Robbins
I place my fingers upon these keys typing , dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language. Aberjhani
I think if you steal well, you're a genius. If you copy badly, you're a hack. Greg Proops
Caricature is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius. Oscar Wilde
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes. Edgard Varese
Feeble verses are those which sin not against rules, but against genius. Voltaire
Necessity is the spur of genius. Honore de Balzac
A genius is a mentally ill person with an audience. Tim Minchin
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor. George Bernard Shaw
I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one. Criss Jami
The clever cannot catch the genius; such an attempt is just an act of trying to catch the shadow of a flying bird! Mehmet Murat ildan
What is genius or courage without a heart? Oliver Goldsmith
A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might be a genius. Why else can no amount of sleeping pills fell my brain? But in the morning my daughter asks me what a cloud is and I cannot say. Jenny Offill
Giving calls for genius. Ovid
Genius declares itself to be a kind of higher masculinity. Otto Weininger
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. James Joyce
To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat. Joyce Cary
Genius flames and dies, but amiable competence can live forever. James Lileks
Passion is the genesis of genius. Tony Robbins
Discretion is deadly to genius; ruinous to talent. Emile M. Cioran
Evidently, one thing seems to have more value in direct proportion to whether or not we feel we have the freedoms, joys or conveniences of that thing. David Brier
In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing. John Henry Newman
Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play. William Saroyan
Talent is some one faculty unusually developed; genius commands all the faculties. Frederic Henry Hedge
I have put my talent into writing, my genius I have saved for living. Oscar Wilde
Any fool can write a bad advertisement, but it takes a genius to keep his hands off a good one. David Ogilvy
I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. William Blake
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. Louisa May Alcott
Madness is just what a genius looks like to a tiny mind. Steven Moffat
It takes no genius to observe that a one-man band never gets very big Charles Garfield
Beerbohm was a genius of the purest kind. He stands at the summit of his art. Evelyn Waugh
If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet. Criss Jami
My genius is not so frail a thing that it cowers from the dirty fingers of newspapernen. Diane Setterfield
I can't take his genius any more. Rita Hayworth
The art of genius is knowing how far out is too far. Jean Cocteau
Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer. Ovid
Aside from a cold appreciation of my own genius I felt that I was a modest man. Robert A. Heinlein
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity. Cesare Lombroso
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. C.W. Ceram
Make your service systems so strong that everyone looks like a genius. Ron Kaufman
Talent is a spring from which fresh water is constantly flowing. But this spring loses its value if it is not used in the right way. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Genius simply cannot be reduced to a set of rules for anyone to follow. Albert Einstein
No science is speedily learned by the noblest genius without tuition. Isaac Watts
Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend Ralph Waldo Emerson
Geniuses have the shortest biographies. Claire Messud
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration. Pindar
Neither birth nor sex forms a limit to genius. Charlotte Bronte
The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Genius is a stream bathed by the folly. Emile Augier
Necessity is often the spur to genius. Honore de Balzac
Artists are people with a genius for finding a new answer, a new connection, or a new way of getting things done.That would be you. Seth Godin
The inborn geniality of some people amounts to genius. Edwin Percy Whipple
Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind. Criss Jami
Gently the waves would break (Lily heard them in her sleep); tenderly the light fell (it seemed to come through her eyelids). And it all looked, Mr. Carmichael thought, shutting his book, falling asleep, much as it used to look years ago. Virginia Woolf
Eggs Benedict is genius. It's eggs covered in eggs. I mean, come on, Wylie Dufresne
One night I was layin' down,I heard Papa talkin' to Mama,I heard Papa say to let that boy boogie-woogie.'Cause it's in him and it's got to come out. John Lee Hooker
A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing. Albert Einstein
Genius ... is necessarily intolerant of fetters ... George Eliot
Genius is nourished from within and without. Robert Aris Willmott
They think I'm crazy, and maybe I am. But maybe I'm a genius. Mel Gibson
Genius knows where the questions are hidden. Mason Cooley
There are three points I used to help a gourmet chocolatier increase sales % in a single month as well as a Midwest city to increase tourism guests % in months. David Brier
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. Christopher Morley
The first thing the world does to a genius is to make him lose all his youth. Clarence Day
Genius is 2% talent and 98% percent hard work... Albert Einstein
I have never seen genius without a touch of madness... and vice versa. Lance Conrad
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison
There's a difference between thinking you can't be wrong and having no regrets. Wrongness is what occurs prior to empiricism, in hindsight a counterpart of revelation, and revelation is nothing to regret. Criss Jami
Flawless and faultless outcomes are not products of lawless and careless people. No lawless person is a genuine innovator. To your skillfulness, add good manners; to your willfulness, add carefulness! Israelmore Ayivor
If Zizou kept his temper, he would not be the genius that he is Zinedine Zidane
The infirmities of genius are often mistaken for its privileges. Marguerite Gardiner
You have a genius for bringing trouble upon yourself. Georgette Heyer
No author is a man of genius to his publisher. Heinrich Heine
Everyone has the potential to become an encourager. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be a genius. You don't have to have it all together. All you have to do is care about people and initiate. John C. Maxwell
There is no genius who hasn't a touch of insanity. Aristotle
Genius Borrows nobly. Ralph Waldo Emerson
AB de Villiers is the definition of a Cricketing Genius Michael Vaughan
No enemy is so terrible as a man of genius. Benjamin Disraeli
Twelve for ... It doesn't take a genius to see that's under percent. Dick Vitale
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. Orson Scott Card
There is no any secret to being a genius, all you have to do is be yourself. Shawn Lukas
Run against the grain of a nation's genius and see where you get with your laws. Walter Lippmann
Of all the things in the world, I'm particularly amazed at, is the conviction with which the MIND, endorses an Idea, which is phenomenal, as it differentiates the Genius from Mediocre, or not to forget the human stupidity in particular! Ramana Pemmaraju
Genius is the art of taking pains Claude C. Hopkins
Genius is an intellect that has become unfaithful to its destiny. Arthur Schopenhauer
Genius is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, st Baron Lytton
Genius is knowing to stay silent as others demonstrate their ignorance. Eric Lau
A Fool with a Plan is better off than a Genius without a Plan! T. Boone Pickens
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person. Immanuel Kant
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. Arthur Rimbaud
Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age. Clive Bell
God is the poetic genius in each of us. William Blake
Genius is simply childhood, rediscovered by an act of will. Charles Baudelaire
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. Seneca the Younger
Genius is childhood recalled at will. Charles Baudelaire
I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy. Charles Chaplin
Genius is immediate, but talent takes time. Janet Flanner
Everyone is a genius at being themselves. Thelonious Monk
Every child is in a way a genius; and every genius is in a way a child. Arthur Schopenhauer
The inconsistency of genius is a consistent theme of creativity. Jonah Lehrer
In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius! Mehmet Murat ildan
Works of genius are the first things in the world. John Keats
The proportion of genius to the vulgar is like one to a million. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one. Ezra Pound
Genius involves both envy and calumny. Alexander Pope
The genius of a great magician is as impressive as the genius of a great scientist. Amit Kalantri
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius. Anna Pavlova
A genius is somebody who seemingly just reaches out of nowhere. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Foaly twitched his tail contentedly. Genius. No point in being humble about it. Eoin Colfer
The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius. Otto Weininger
The turmoil and dislocations confronting present-day society will not be solved until both the scientific and religious genius of the human race are fully utilized. Baha'i International Community
It would always be my burden, not that I lacked genius, but that I was fully aware of it. Pat Conroy
Truth is the nursing mother of genius. Margaret Fuller
True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius. Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin
It is a mark of genius not to astonish but to be astonished. Aubrey Menen
Adversity reveals the genius of a general; good fortune conceals it. Horace
There is no genius free from some tincture of madness Seneca the Younger
Genius is an African who dreams up snow. Vladimir Nabokov
Genius thinks out of box when leader adjusts the size of box. Toba Beta
Genius requires an audience. Jacqueline Carey
You can do something with talent, but nothing with genius.... Margot Asquith
Some people today are wandering generalities instead of meaningful specifics because they have failed to discover and mine the wealth of potentials in them. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius. Henri Frederic Amiel
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer
We begin to become divine by learning to love like the divine loves. And how does the divine love? It loves everyone-including you-freely and without conditions. Carolyn Elliott
Some people think I'm a mythical genius, others think I'm a junkie madman. Keith Richards
Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life. Oscar Wilde
Genius: the ability to prolong one's childhood. H. L. Mencken
Political genius consists in identifying oneself with a principle. Simon Heffer
There is a saying: Genius is perseverance. While genius does not consist entirely of editing, without editing it's pretty useless. Susan Bell
Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man's genius seems to befriend the more when he reads with open heart, the masterpiece of masterminds, the sagacity of sages, and the ingenious words of geniuses of ages. Ogwo David Emenike
Genius is a talent only for living, those who possess it have little gift for dying. Janet Flanner
'Genius' which means transcendent capacity of taking trouble, first of all. Thomas Carlyle
If people are saying you're wrong that's probably a good sign that you're a genius. Steve Stoute
Der Genius allein kann die verletzte Unschuld herstellen. Arnim, Bettina von
Attention is the stuff that memory is made of, and memory is accumulated genius. James Russell Lowell
Genius gives birth, talent delivers. Jack Kerouac
I believe that mediocrity is self-inflicted and that genius is self-bestowed. Walter Russell
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff of the neck. Christopher Quill
Genius may be born, but innovation can be learned. Bing Gordon
I have nothing to declare but my genius, and this four-kilo bag of cocaine. Oscar Wilde
Even genius is tied to profit. Pindar
Don't think of your goals - think FROM them. Tap into your genius. Robert G. Allen
Those rare individuals society labels geniuses are almost always freaks of nature and are naturally gifted rather than being diligent students who became geniuses because of their education. James Morcan
We love a genius for what he leaves and mourn him for what he takes away. Thomas Gainsborough
Genius is percent inspiration, percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison
What is pornography to one man is the laughter of genius to another. D. H. Lawrence
As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it Horace
The persecution of genius fosters its influence. Tacitus
I think that most artists scorned would prefer to be known as the one with the genius brain risking no career over the one with the good brain and great career. Criss Jami
It is always well to get near to men of genius. William Henry Moody
Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom. John Stuart Mill
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
Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly. Amelia E. BarrMediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius. Arthur Conan Doyle
We are born winners, but we are hypnotized by the society to succumb to mediocrity and moulded into self-victimization. It is for each one of us to regain our self-geniusness. Vishwas Chavan
Genius is of small use to a woman who does not know how to do her hair. Edith Wharton
Perhaps only a Genius can truly understand Genius. Robert Schumann
Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day. Samuel Goldwyn
It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are. Jim Shepard
Genius has no age, no country, no race; it belongs to mankind. Kelly Miller
The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life. Friedrich Schiller
Genius, the Pythian of the beautiful, leaves its large truths a riddle to the dull.
Bob has never written a bad song. Bob Dylan is a genius. Bob Dylan
Genius is what makes us forget the master's talent. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Genius is a rising stock market. John Kenneth Galbraith
Genius is finding the invisible link between things. Vladimir Nabokov
It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing. Gertrude Stein
Taste is the next gift to genius. James Russell Lowell
Whenever I meet in Laplace with the words 'Thus it plainly appears', I am sure that hours and perhaps days, of hard study will alone enable me to discover how it plainly appears. Nathaniel Bowditch
genius accepts genius unconditionally Dan Brown
One genius is about all a house will hold. Isabel Paterson
Genius, whether locked up in a cell or roaming at large, is always solitary ... George Sand
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. Josh Billings
Talent should minister to genius. Robert Browning
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. Benjamin Disraeli
It is the great triumph of genius to make the common appear novel. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius! Gene Wilder
Execution is the chariot of genius. William Blake
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. E. B. White
A genius masters the art of observation, and unites with the source of imagination to create advancements in the cause for human evolution. T.F. Hodge
Bow to genius, but to the authority of that genius - not the display of talent... John Geddes
Genius is power, talent is applicability. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it weren't for acid, you might not have an IPod, and you definitely would not have some of the best music in your IPod. Bill Maher
Genius only leaves behind it the monuments of its strength. William Hazlitt
Genius without education is like silver in the mine. Benjamin Franklin
We're very familiar with the idea that some things are so complex they're beyond our comprehension. This not only keeps us solving and experimenting but also distracted. Many things are really so simple we can't see them under our big noses. Criss Jami
A boy has a natural genius for combining business with pleasure. Charles Dudley Warner
So, how close are love and genius, really? We know that they are both mentioned far more than lived. Criss Jami
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. Carl Sagan
The term "genius" gets used far too loosely in rock & roll. Jimmy Page
The gratitude you receive from others is a reflection of your genius. Danielle LaPorte
You cannot capture warmth in a toast, but you can capture toast in a warmth. Erik Altenhofen
Follow a trail of bold mistakes and at the end of them you will find a genius. Roy H. Williams
Such is the vastness of his genius that he can outwit even himself. Steven Erikson
Genius sees the answer before the question. J. Robert Oppenheimer
I love writing and can't imagine not being able to do it. I want an easy life and if it had been difficult doing it I wouldn't be doing it. I do admire writers who do it even though it costs them. Iain M. Banks
No one is obliged to be a genius, but everyone is obliged to participate. Philippe Starck
You see Miss Gertrude is a genius. And a genius is a genius. So what if no one understands a word she writes. Some day they might. Jonah Winter
Crazy often means being exceptionally creative Constance Chuks Friday
Libraries collect the works of genius of every language and every age. George Bancroft
Among many other things, genius implies the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple, and to recognize inclusive structural principals. C.W. Ceram
Critics are notoriously liberal with their use of the term 'genius'. Steve Earle
Any idiot can be complicated. It takes a genius to be simple. Pete Seeger
Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up, it overflows a parody. Criss Jami
It is for truth that God created genius. Alphonse de Lamartine
Genius has less to do with the size of your mind than how open it is. Shane Snow
Genius is talent provided with ideals. W. Somerset Maugham
Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami
Ages are All Equal. But Genius is Always Above The Age. William Blake
Genius tries to conquer the world with art, with songs, with words; stupid tries to conquer it with sword, with guns, with arrows! Mehmet Murat ildan
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. Fulton J. Sheen
Emotion is always multiplied in the art of a person who doesn't really show much emotion. It once expanded deep within his hidden soul, and following the downplay his audience is blown away. Criss Jami
Genius is never understood in its own time. Bill Watterson
I am worthy of being read. I mean, one has to be convinced of one's genius. Kate Zambreno
Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate Horace Mann
Genius is childhood recaptured. Jean Baudrillard
Consider yourself a genius; you will be amazed at what you can achieve Bangambiki Habyarimana
Adversity is the midwife of genius Napoleon Bonaparte
I so owed Arianna, that undead little genius. Kiersten White
Persons of genius, it is true, are, and are always likely to be, a small minority; but in order to have them, it is necessary to preserve the soil in which they grow. John Stuart Mill
Unimaginative thinking has never produced a genuis Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
The endless legacy of the past to the present is the secret source of human genius. Honore de Balzac
Genius is individual, scenius is communal. Brian Eno
Men like honesty when it favours them. Aniekee Tochukwu
Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. Maude Adams
I believe that instinct is what makes a genius a genius. Bob Dylan
Every man is a genius, for God exists in all men. Theodore Volgoff
There is a genius in every man and woman, waiting to be brought forth. Wallace D. Wattles
Beauty and Genius must be kept afar if one would avoid becoming their slave. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Developing your unique thought to the level of being appreciated and adopted by the world - that's genius. Ogwo David Emenike
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski
All who live to a good old age have a genius for sleep. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I believe sincerely that every man has consummate genius within him. Walter Russell
Good sense is at the bottom of everything: virtue, genius, wit, talent and taste. Joseph Chenier
You don't know what would have happened if I hadn't pushed. Nobody knows. I did it the way I did it, and it worked. Above all, it worked. Orson Scott Card
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. Alert Einstein
Genius is a capacity for taking trouble. Leslie Stephen
Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. Benjamin Franklin
Passion is like genius: a miracle. Romain Rolland
If people fully understand you, they will think of you as a normal, if they half understand you, will think of you as a genius, and when they can't understand, will certainly think of you a stupid. M.F. Moonzajer
California weather is worth all the geniuses in New York. Marty Rubin
Without patience, there can be no genius. Robin Sharma
Genius is what a man invents when he is looking for a way out. Jean-Paul Sartre
The beginning of genius is being scared shitless. Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Only when Genius is married to Science can the highest results be produced. Herbert Spencer
You must have a genius for charity as well as for anything else. Henry David Thoreau
Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of. Criss Jami
Genius is not inspired. Inspiration is perspiration. Thomas A. Edison
The source of genius is imagination alone. Eugene Delacroix
As a child i was nothing short of a genius, as a man i got used to stupidity. Paul Bamikole
Human nature has a much greater genius for sameness than for originality. James Russell Lowell
The genius is in making the complex simple. Albert Einstein
A genius in the wrong position could look like a fool. Idowu Koyenikan
I believe that we have the first genius of the st century, Leo Messi. Jorge Valdano
Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius. Austin O'Malley
If you want to be a genius, it's easy: All you gotta say is, "Everything stinks." Then, you're never wrong. That's how much of a genius I am! That's how I got to where I am today! Wilbur J. Cobb
When the wind blows, curtain steps aside; when the genius blows, the intelligent stands aside! Mehmet Murat ildan
Genius is lasting minutes longer than the other side. Donald Petersen
Hitler is a prodigious genius. David Lloyd George
Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire. Honore de Balzac
As Meander says, "For our mind is God;" and as Heraclitus, "Man's genius is a deity. Plutarch
If you know that I am genius Then know that you made me genius Everyone don't accept me as genius Because they aren't genius to belief me as genius. Hasil Paudyal
It becomes a question of 'How do we convey our differentiation instantaneously?' and drive a wedge between any apparent (or assumed) sameness in the marketplace. David Brier
A profound common sense is the best genius for statesmanship. James Russell Lowell
Childhood and genius have the same master organ in common - inquisitiveness. Edward Bulwer
If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent. Susan Cain
Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge--the abyss. Guillermo del Toro
There was never a great genius without a touch of madness. Ben Jonson
Taste consists in the power of judging; genius in the power of executing. Hugh Blair
Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never Lord Byron
There are two things that kill a genius: a fatal disease and contentment. Clarence Darrow
A genius does what he masters. An ordinary man tries to master what he does. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Steady work turns genius to a loom. George Eliot
Talent is hereditary; it may be the common possession of a whole family (eg, the Bach family); genius is not transmitted; it is never diffused, but is strictly individual. Otto Weininger
I am GOOD, i am GREAT, i'm a GENIUS and I know it. Constance Chuks Friday
With genius, as with beauty -- all, well almost all, is forgiven. Susan Sontag
Talent without genius isn't much, but genius without talent is nothing whatsoever. Paul Valery
Common sense is a vastly overrated virtue. I myself prefer the spark of genius. Margaret Millar
Genius is saying what is in your heart, because it's in everyone's heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. Henry David Thoreau
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! William Blake
... men of highest genius have been too frequently of extremely shaky morals. Tennessee Celeste Claflin
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The unrecognized genius of our time. William March
Les Miles looks like the mad science genius. Todd Blackledge
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity. Thomas Huxley
It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring. Harriet Martineau
Once genius is submerged by bureaucracy, a nation is doomed to mediocrity. Richard M. Nixon
I went to some classes. Vampire was in the Hair of Magical Magic Creatures. He looked all depressed because Draco had disappeared and he had used to be in love with Draco. He was sucking some blood from a Hufflepuff. Tara Gilesbie
... where a man's wound is, that is where his genius will be. Robert Bly
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly Jose Ortega y Gasset
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius. Ovid
Great minds that are healthy are never considered geniuses, while this sublime qualification is lavished on brains that are often inferior but are slightly touched by madness. Guy de Maupassant
Staff has a genius for sitting on its brains and coming up with perfect hindsight. Leo Gordon
Common sense is better than genius, and hence its bestowment is more universal. Horace Mann
Perform your task and I shall know you. Perform your task and your genius shall befriend the more. Ogwo David Emenike
Genius, like a thunderstorm, comes up against the wind. Soren Kierkegaard
To see things in the seed, that is genius. Laozi
Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal. Criss Jami
Genius sometimes consists of knowing when to stop. Charles de Gaulle
You never know your true genius untill you do what you love. Wouter Van Gastel
Indulge, and to thy genius freely give, For not to live at ease is not to live. Aulus Persius Flaccus
Genius is merely the capacity for taking infinite pains. Napoleon Hill
Genius may stand on the shoulders of giants, but it stands alone. Tom Robbins
Knowledge without labor is profitless. Knowledge with labor is genius. Gordon B. Hinckley
I shun father and mother and wife and brother, when my genius calls me. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is an infinite capacity for pain. Thomas M. Disch
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Art is a point of view, and a genius way of looking at things. Henry James
Genius is rare because the means of becoming one have not been available Victor Hugo
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. Aristotle
Genius is a steed too fiery for the plow or the cart. Henry Ward Beecher
Every genius thinks INWARDLY toward his Mind instead of outwardly toward his senses. Walter Russell
Genius is 98% perspiration and 2% inspiration. Thomas A. Edison
Genius is no proof against shooting one's own foot. John Batchelor
A guy calls me a genius, and I'm going to renounce? I'm not going to renounce him. Donald Trump
The Seeker, The Teacher and The Genius:Knowing is an art; communicating that knowledge is art twice over; but it is only the genius who can use that knowledge. R.N. Prasher
Equality has no place for genius. Allen Bloom
A good title is a work of a genius! E. Haldeman-Julius
One man's insanity is another man's genius; someday the world will recognize the genius in my insanity. Joyce Carol Oates
Even if he did explain it, no one would believe him because no one would understand him. That's the downside to being a genius - just because you understand something doesn't mean anyone else will. Trenton Lee Stewart
Boldness in itself is genius. L. Ron Hubbard
Talent may frolic and juggle; genius realizes and adds. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out. J. K. Rowling
Genius has its limitations. Insanity...not so much" -Bumper Sticker Darynda Jones
Woman is quick to revere genius, but in her secret soul she seldom loves it. Agnes Repplier
If men of genius only knew what love their works inspire! Hector Berlioz
The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect; the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Boldness is a crucial element of genius. Horace Freeland Judson
The thing that most people call 'genius' I do not believe in. Charles M. Schwab
We have no need for genius - genius is dead. We have need for strong hands, for spirits who are willing to give up the ghost and put on flesh... Henry Miller
Having things organized is for small-minded people. Genius controls chaos. Jens Voigt
I think every genius person has a bit of insanity. Allyson Felix
Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will. Charles Baudelaire
The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated. Criss Jami
Genius has somewhat of the infantine; but of the childish not a touch or taint. Robert Browning
Genius is another word for magic. Margot Fonteyn
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Thomas Eidson
The gifts of genius are far greater than the givers themselves venture to suppose. Moses Harvey

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