Quotes: genius

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  • Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Don't dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it will surely repent of every ill-judged outlay.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
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    Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
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    Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
  • James Cash Penney
    James Cash Penney
    American businessman and entrepreneur 1875-1971
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    Geniuses themselves don't talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    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.
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
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    A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    A fool and his words are soon parted; a man of genius and his money.
    Source: Essay on man, manners and things (1769)
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