Genius Quotes

To see things in the seed, that is genius.


I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him

Max Beerbohm

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.


Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.

Fritz Kreisler

Genius is perseverance in disguise

Mike Newlin

Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.

Isaac Disraeli

Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.


The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

Margaret Fuller

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, Entrusted to the mother's mind alone, To fashion genius, form the soul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington.

Sarah Hale

The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.

Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.

James Russell Lowell

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see - and hits it.


Since when was genius found respectable?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Gore Vidal

True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius.

Felix E. Schelling

Any damn fool can put on a deal, but it takes genius, faith and perseverance to create a brand.

David Ogilvy

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766-1817)

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

Elbert Hubbard

The kind of intelligence a genius has is a different sort of intelligence. The thinking of a genius does not proceed logically. It leaps with great ellipses. It pulls knowledge from God knows where.

Dorothy Thompson

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in private heart is true for all men that is genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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