Genius Quotes

Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better

Unknown

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.

Horace

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

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

Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned.

William Butler Yeats

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.

John Ciardi
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