Genius Quotes

Genius is talent provided with ideals.

William Somerset Maugham

We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.

Louis Aragon

I'm all in favour of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.

Leo Szilard

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison

Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving.

Frank Rooney

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Elbert Hubbard

Talent works, genius creates.

Robert A. Schumann

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Oscar Wilde

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.

Oscar Wilde

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

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Fulton J. Sheen

Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.

Ovid

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge

What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge

Bette Greene

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station, that great challenges are formed. . . . Great necessities call out great virtues

Unknown

If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.

William Hazlitt

Man could escape danger only by renouncing adventure, by abandoning that which has given to the human condition its unique character and genius among the rest of living things

Rene Dubois

God bestows upon one man genius without patience and upon another man patience without genius. The relative achievements of the two are often surprising.

Walter C. Klein

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.

Man Ray

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.

E.F. Schumacker

Jesus was the greatest religious genius that ever lived.

Ernest Renan

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better

Unknown
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