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


To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Unless you are a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
~By Anthony Hope ~


But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


Genius: the superhuman in man.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


Taste is the feminine of genius.
~By Edward Fitzgerald ~


Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
~By Margot Fonteyn ~


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


I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be.
~By Mary MacLane ~


Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


They shaved my head, eyebrows. This is not a sci-fi picture. It's not a fantasy picture. You're dealing with something that's supposed to be in reality. But we had a genius makeup artist.
~By Rick Yune ~


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


Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
~By Andre Breton ~


Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles.
~By Stanley Jordan ~


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.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
~By Horace ~


One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
~By Man Ray ~


The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal.
~By Ritchie Blackmore ~


There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don't destroy them. They lay golden eggs.
~By David Ogilvy ~


The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~


Churchill was one of the few men I have met who even in the flesh give me the impression of genius. George Bernard Shaw is another. It is amusing to know that each thinks the other is overrated.
~By David Low ~


Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius... he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
~By William Godwin ~


During this earlier period of his activity Voltaire seems to have been trying - half unconsciously, perhaps - to discover and to express the fundamental quality of his genius.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


Genius is childhood recalled at will.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


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


The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


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.
~By Carl Jung ~


There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
~By Aristotle ~


Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
~By Alan Colmes ~


Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
~By Josh Billings ~


Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
~By Ezra Pound ~


If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
~By Robert Fripp ~


All of a sudden, those few pages of script that he had shown me with the weird images I could visualize all of that in my brain, and I knew that there was this mad little genius at work here and I really wanted to do the film.
~By Jack Nance ~


Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
~By Denis Diderot ~


The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


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


Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit.
~By George Grosz ~


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
~By W. H. Murray ~


I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~


Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
~By Ben Stiller ~


The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.
~By Guy de Maupassant ~


Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
~By May Sarton ~


Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
~By Washington Irving ~


I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man.
~By Charlton Heston ~


To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
~By Minna Antrim ~


The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Genius is nothing but continued attention.
~By Claude Adrien Helvetius ~


Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
~By Andre Malraux ~


I figured if the plane goes down, I'll go with a great genius and will always have my name connected with his.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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


There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
~By Denis Diderot ~


And indeed if you think you're a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
~By Alexander Pope ~


No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
~By Peter Drucker ~


The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
~By Stephen Vizinczey ~


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


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


His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
~By Mario Puzo ~


Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
~By Madame de Stael ~


In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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


In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
~By John Henry Newman ~


We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
~By Louis Aragon ~


Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
~By Robert Blair ~


The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.
~By Joseph Lewis ~


This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
~By Mark Akenside ~


There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
~By Marston Morse ~


Every true genius is bound to be naive.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


She was a genius, my mother.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


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


If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
~By Robert Quillen ~


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


Only a genius can play a fool.
~By Michael Rapaport ~


Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least, for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands.
~By Giorgio Vasari ~


This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~


Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked with another director like Billy Friedkin. I think he's a genius.
~By Linda Blair ~


Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
~By Akira Kurosawa ~


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


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


There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people.
~By Paul Harris ~


Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
~By Albert Pike ~

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