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Positive Quotes about Genius

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Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

Related topics: Positive Courage

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

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

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

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

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms.
Very often it does not know what to do with genius.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
- Adrienne Clarkson

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius
ever arrives at maturity.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing,
at the right time, to the wrong people.
- Joe E. Lewis

Genius, when young, is divine.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I am a genius who has written poems that will survive
with the best of Shakespeare,
Wordsworth and Keats.
- Irving Layton

No one appreciates the very special genius of your
conversation as the dog does.
- Christopher Morley

Talent is a faculty that is highly developed,
but genius commands all the faculties.
- Francis Herbert Hedge

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to
tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
- Edward Dahlberg

People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it,
they work in it because they excel.
- William Hazlitt

Clinton's fakery was so deft and deeply ingrained that
it was impossible to tell where it ended and the real Bill Clinton began.
This constituted a kind of political genius.
- Rich Lowry

Genius makes its observations in short-hand;
talent writes them out at length.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
- Charles Peguy

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
- Henry Van Dyke

People hate me because I am a multifaceted,
talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
- Jerry Lewis

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could
punish the man without punishing the office.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Olivier was another case of a genius,
who couldn't understand why anybody would have any trouble doing this,
because for him it came so easily.
- James Lipton

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited.
Genius coming from reason and imagination,
rarely.
- Marcus Aurelius

He's a tremendous guy.
And what's more, he's virtually a genius in the field of management.
- John Wozniak

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

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
- Robert Lynd

The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
- Otto Weininger

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the
power of lighting its own fire.
- John W. Foster

UNIX is basically a simple operating system,
but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
- Dennis Ritchie

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,
which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
- Aldous Huxley

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign:
that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
- Jonathan Swift


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