Quotes by genius

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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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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
    Oscar Wilde
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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.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
    Elbert Hubbard
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    Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.
  • 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
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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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.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
    Joseph Joubert
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    Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
  • Charles Edward Jerningham
    Charles Edward Jerningham
    English aphorist 1854-1921
    Charles Edward Jerningham
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    Genius is an infinite capacity for overcoming the opposition of mediocrities.
    Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way.
  • James Cash Penney
    James Cash Penney
    American businessman and entrepreneur 1875-1971
    James Cash Penney
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    Geniuses themselves don't talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    If men of wit and genius would resolve never to complain in their works of critics and detractors, the next age would not know that they ever had any.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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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.
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