Genius Quotes

genius quotes

Take some time reading these Genius Quotes; you’ll be happy you did:

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. -Oscar Wilde

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. -Oscar Wilde

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

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Albert Einstein

Geniuses themselves don’t talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours. -J.C. Penney (1875-1971)

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

I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience. -R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. -George Bernard Shaw

Genius…means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. -William James

Genius is perseverance in disguise. -Mike Newlin

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 – it is the basis of genius. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never. -Lord Byron

Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed. -Walter Russell

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

Genius, by its very intensity, decrees a special path of fire for its vivid power. -Phillips Brooks

Talent is that which is in a man’s power; genius is that in whose power a man is. -James Russell Lowell

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

Genius is eternal patience. -Michelangelo

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    • Laurie
    • July 21, 2010

    Pure genius!

    • Lee
    • July 22, 2010

    Hello Shawn,

    To my knowledge there have been some great people with great wisdom who have in fact achieved tremendous accomplishments in their numerous works and artistic fields, but who in fact can be labelled a genius.

    A genius is a person, a body of work, or a singular achievement of surpassing excellence. More than just originality, creativity, or intelligence, genius is associated with achievement of insight which has transformational power. …

    The genius displays originality, creativity, and the ability to think and work in areas not previously explored. Though geniuses have usually left their unique mark in a particular field, studies have shown that the general intelligence of geniuses is also exceptionally high. Genius appears to be a function of both hereditary and environmental factors.

    Interesting quotes posted here Shawn, enjoyed reading them

    Enjoy your day.

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