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.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Genius is there in all of us, just waiting for us to tap into it
When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
Genius is perseverance in disguise
The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions - which time and mediocrity can solve.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy
Common sense is as rare as genius, - is the basis of genius
Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up
Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous
Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Mediocrity can talk; but it is for genius to observe
Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.