Genius Quotes

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

Hugh Trevor-Roper

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

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

Ezra Pound

Mediocrity can talk; but it is for genius to observe

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Elbert Hubbard

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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