Genius Quotes

Ridicule is the Burden of Genius.

Daffy Duck

Common sense is genius in homespun.

Alfred North Whitehead

No enemy is so terrible as a man of genius.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Robert Quillen

The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.

Charles Caleb Colton

Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.

Samuel Butler

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius.

Henri Frederic Amiel

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.

Samuel Johnson

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

William Hazlitt

Genius can do much, but even genius falls short of the actuality of a single human life.

Hamilton Wright Mabie

Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.

Marguerite Blessington

Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise

Alfred North Whitehead

There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor

Robert Green Ingersoll

Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent - the power to do the right thing the first time

Elbert Hubbard

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.

Unknown

Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Elbert Hubbard

Mediocrity can talk; but it is for genius to observe

Benjamin Disraeli

Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

Ezra Pound

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

James Joyce

Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains

Jane Ellice Hopkins

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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