Genius Quotes

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

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 private heart is true for all men that is genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

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

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

Elbert Hubbard

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.

Albert Einstein

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

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766-1817)

Since when was genius found respectable?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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


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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

Mark Twain

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

James Russell Lowell

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.

Alexander Hamilton

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

William James

Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Every true genius is bound to be naive.

J.C.F. von Schiller

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.

Robert S. Lynd

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

Josh Billings

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.

George-Louis de Buffon

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.

James McNeill Whistler

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity

Thomas Henry Huxley

Genius, in one respect, is like gold; numbers of persons are constantly writing about both, who have neither.

Charles Caleb Colton

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness

Hannah Moore

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.

Denis Diderot

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