Genius Quotes

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Lucius Annaeus Senec

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Mozart

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Genius is there in all of us, just waiting for us to tap into it

Robert R. Toth

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Arthur Koestler

Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

Elbert Hubbard

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Oscar Wilde

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

Edgar Allan Poe

True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie

Puzant Kevork Thomajan

Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.

William James

The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions - which time and mediocrity can solve.

Hugh Trevor-Roper

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

Havelock Ellis

Common sense is as rare as genius, - is the basis of genius

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison

Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up

Terry Pratchett

Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never

Lord Byron

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.

William James

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does

Christopher Morley

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous

Robert Green Ingersoll

Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way

William James

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains

Jane Ellice Hopkins

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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