Genius Quotes

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

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old.

May Sarton

To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.

William R. Alger

There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.

Victor Hugo

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

Charles Horton Cooley

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

Cesare Lombroso

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Genius is an African who dreams up snow

Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to absolutely ridiculus than absolutely boring.

Marilyn Monroe

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Disraeli, Benjamin

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

Joe Theismann

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius

Bejamin Disraeli

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

There is no great genius without some touch of madness

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When we lose twenty pounds... we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.

Woody Allen

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

Denis Diderot
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