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.
Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see - and hits it.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait... Put these together and you have genius, and you have achievement.
Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
God bestows upon one man genius without patience and upon another man patience without genius. The relative achievements of the two are often surprising.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn
[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Jesus was the greatest religious genius that ever lived.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits