Genius Quotes

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.

Anne Louise Germaine de StaÎl

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius

Benjamin Disraeli

That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody's son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time.

Barack Obama

After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet.

NapolÈon Bonaparte

Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait... Put these together and you have genius, and you have achievement.

Leo J. Muir

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you

Malcolm Cowley

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.

Edmond de Goncourt

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

C. W. Ceram

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.

Walter Lippmann

Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate

Horace Mann

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
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