Genius Quotes

Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


Great geniuses have the shortest biographies

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent - the power to do the right thing the first time

Elbert Hubbard

There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor

Robert Green Ingersoll

Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise

Alfred North Whitehead

Genius can do much, but even genius falls short of the actuality of a single human life.

Hamilton Wright Mabie

Genius is a native to the soil where it grows - is fed by the air, and warmed by the sun; and is not a hothouse plant or an exotic

William Hazlitt

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.

Samuel Johnson

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.

Samuel Butler

The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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