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Motivational Genius Quotes

May these quotes about Genius inspire and motivate you.

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

Related topics: Motivational Success

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first Matrix genius, the second one,
what's up with the dancing? I haven't even seen the third one.
- Ethan Embry

Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
- Cesare Lombroso

Talent hits a target no one else can hit;
Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
- James Russell Lowell

The media works in sound bites.
They can make you look like a genius or stupid.
- Kato Kaelin

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought,
but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
- John Dryden

If we wish to know the force of human genius,
we should read Shakespeare.
If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning,
we may study his commentators.
- William Hazlitt

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

Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
- Maude Adams

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Popular in our time, unpopular in his.
So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
- Robert Hughes

But I just know from experience that accent wise,
even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic
is the hardest thing in the world either way.
- Hugh Grant

I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.
- Lawrence Welk

It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place,
as it does for the rest of us.
- James Russell Lowell

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression,
and its natural language is pathos.
- Lydia M. Child

Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.
- Bernard Berenson

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

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

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

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

It requires genius to make a good pun -
some men of bright parts can't reach it.
- Hannah Cowley

Genius - to know without having learned;
to draw just conclusions from unknown premises;
to discern the soul of things.
- Ambrose Bierce

The genius of our institutions is democratic -
baseball is a democratic game.
- Al Spalding

The genius of the American system is that through freedom
we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
- Phil Gramm

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

There is no off position on the genius switch.
- David Letterman

Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!
- Orson Welles

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad,
but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay,
in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual,
for what the gods had given him.
- Max Beerbohm

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour;
riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
- Virginia Woolf

My own experience is that a certain kind of genius
among students is best brought out in bed.
- Allen Ginsberg


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