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.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped
Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Men of genius are meteors intended to burn to light their century.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent - the power to do the right thing the first time
There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
Genius is a native to the soil where it grows - is fed by the air, and warmed by the sun; and is not a hothouse plant or an exotic
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius.
Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.
The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.
If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
No enemy is so terrible as a man of genius.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Ridicule is the Burden of Genius.
Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.