Genius Quotes

Talent works, genius creates.

Robert A. Schumann

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

Robert Bulwer Lytton

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

Albert Camus

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Oscar Wilde

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Joseph Joubert

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Lord Essex

Naturalness is the seal of genius.

Franois Joachim de Pierre de Bernis

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 is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

C. W. Ceram

Such is the privilege of genius; it perceives, it seizes relations where vulgar eyes see only isolated facts.

Franois Jean Dominique Arago

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.

Honor de Balzac

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.

Bryant McGill

Dullness is so much stronger than genius because there is so much more of it, and it is better organised and more naturally cohesive.

Samuel Butler

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

Lady Marguerite Blessington

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.

Lydia Maria Child

Genius is fostered by energy.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Genius discovers a system; average talent stereotypes it till it is shattered by fresh genius. It is dangerous for an army to be led by veterans; for on the other side God may place Napoleon.

Sri Aurobindo

A great composition to me is.. an incarnation of a genius, of all that was ever in him of the slightest consequence.

Sir Neville Cardus

Genius...has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble...It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.

Samuel Butler

Most artists, whether in religion, music, literature, painting, or what not, are shopkeepers in disguise. They hide their shop as much as they can, and keep pretending that it does not exist, but they are essentially shopkeepers and nothing else.

Samuel Butler

Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance... thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste... if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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