Genius Quotes

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.

Honor de Balzac

Such is the privilege of genius; it perceives, it seizes relations where vulgar eyes see only isolated facts.

Franois Jean Dominique Arago

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Charles Caleb Colton

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.

Havelock Ellis

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

Joseph Addison

Any 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.

Albert Einstein

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

Heinrich Heine

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always gives its best at first, prudence at last.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance... thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste... if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Genius...has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble...It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.

Samuel Butler

A great composition to me is.. an incarnation of a genius, of all that was ever in him of the slightest consequence.

Sir Neville Cardus

The genius of the corporation as a business form, and the reason for its remarkable rise over the last three centuries , was - and is - its capacity to combine the capital, and thus the economic power, of unlimited numbers of people.

Joel Conrad Bakan
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