Genius Quotes

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


Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.

Walter Russell

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

Larry Leissner

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.


Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind

Lord Essex

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

Marguerite Blessington

Men of genius are meteors intended to burn to light their century.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Joseph Joubert

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy

Havelock Ellis

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Leonardo da Vinci

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.

May Sarton
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