Quotes by genius
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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
Irish writer 1854-1900
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.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
Common sense is genius in homespun.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
American writer 1896-1940
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
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.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
French writer 1754-1824
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Charles Edward Jerningham
English aphorist 1854-1921
Genius is an infinite capacity for overcoming the opposition of mediocrities.Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
American philosopher 1842-1910
Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way.
James Cash Penney
American businessman and entrepreneur 1875-1971
Geniuses themselves don't talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours.
English writer 1667-1745
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.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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