If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me; leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy, and my plain dealing; 'tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself.
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.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in private heart is true for all men that is genius.
The kind of intelligence a genius has is a different sort of intelligence. The thinking of a genius does not proceed logically. It leaps with great ellipses. It pulls knowledge from God knows where.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius.
Since when was genius found respectable?
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
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.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.