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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.

Tags: Books, Great  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Genius is sorrow's child.

Tags: Child, Sorrow  ✍ Author: John Adams

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

Tags: Great, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Tags: Madness  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

Tags: Often, Reason  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

Tags: Beaten, Path  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Tags: Beauty, Boring  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Tags: Paid, Ridicule  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Tags: Forgiveness, Public  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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

Tags: Capacity, True  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.

Tags: Nation, Spirit  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Yes, I think I am a genius, but not a rebel.

Tags: Rebel, Yes  ✍ Author: Mario Balotelli

Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things.

Tags: Learned, Soul  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.

Tags: Idiot, Three  ✍ Author: Sid Caesar

No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me.

Tags: Men, Woman  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.

Tags: Romantic, Talent  ✍ Author: Italo Calvino

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Tags: Capacity, Taking  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.

Tags: Humor, Perfection  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.

Tags: Secret, Spirit  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.

Tags: Fortune, Rarely  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.

Tags: Appear, Men  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius - the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.

Tags: Men, Reasoning  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.

Tags: Neglected, Truth  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

I am not a genius. But I am nerdy.

Tags: Nerdy  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I think 'Pan's Labyrinth' is genius.

Tags: Labyrinth, Pan  ✍ Author: Joe Dante
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Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

Tags: Few, Someone  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.

Tags: Mediocrity, Talk  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Tags: Powerful, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Genius, when young, is divine.

Tags: Divine, Young  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.

Tags: Enthusiasm, Production  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Tags: Mediocrity, Talent  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.

Tags: Question, Someone  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

It is quite possible for the vulgar to be funny, but to succeed, it must rise to a certain genius.

Tags: Funny, Succeed  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you've never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius.

Tags: Creative, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

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

Tags: Content, Quite  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Tags: Percent  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

There's a fine line between what would characterize you as a troglodyte and what would characterize you as a brilliant, avant-garde, forward-thinking genius. There's some middle ground.

Tags: Between, Line  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.

Tags: Discipline, Great  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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

Tags: Angle, Tragedy  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.

Tags: Confidence, Inspires  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.

Tags: Early, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The lucky person passes for a genius.

Tags: Lucky, Passes  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.

Tags: Excellent, Place  ✍ Author: Federico Fellini

The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence in English poetry to its genius for variation. Good blank verse does not sound like a series of identically measured lines. It sounds like a series of subtle variations on the same theme.

Tags: Good, Poetry  ✍ Author: James Fenton

Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.

Tags: Life, Youth  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Tags: Education, Mine  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.

Tags: Everyone, Living  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.

Tags: Experience, Tremendous  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

You don't have to be a political genius to sniff the smell of blood in the water.

Tags: Political, Water  ✍ Author: Johnny Galecki

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.

Tags: Used, Wants  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

Common sense is the genius of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Sense  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

However people feel about Kanye is their opinion, but I think he's a genius.

Tags: However, Opinion  ✍ Author: Pooch Hall

No one can resist the idea of a crippled genius.

Tags: Idea, Resist  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Rules and models destroy genius and art.

Tags: Art, Rules  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.

Tags: Humanity  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Dandyism is a variety of genius.

Tags: Variety  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.

Tags: Profession, Work  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Tags: Adversity, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.

Tags: General, Often  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Tags: May, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Unless  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Taste is the common sense of genius.

Tags: Common, Sense  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.

Tags: Infinite  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Genius: the superhuman in man.

Tags: Superhuman  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.

Tags: Easy, Whatever  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Tags: Dangerous, Mediocrity  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

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.

Tags: Among, Away  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

You know, it doesn't take a genius in the private sector to know that you can save literally hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending if you can make it more responsive. That's the main job.

Tags: Job, Private  ✍ Author: Darrell Issa

Genius is initiative on fire.

Tags: Fire, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Henry M. Jackson

Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.

Tags: Faculty, Means  ✍ Author: William James

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.

Tags: Essence, Overlook  ✍ Author: William James

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.

Tags: Himself, Seldom  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Tags: Alone, Great  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

Tags: Makes, Mistakes  ✍ Author: James Joyce

The media works in sound bites. They can make you look like a genius or stupid.

Tags: Media, Stupid  ✍ Author: Kato Kaelin

Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.

Tags: Her, Teacher  ✍ Author: Harvey Keitel

I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.

Tags: Action, Youth  ✍ Author: Joseph Lancaster

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

Tags: Life, Place  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

Tags: Freedom, Law  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

Genius is eternal patience.

Tags: Eternal, Patience  ✍ Author: Michelangelo

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Tags: Dreams, Snow  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.

Tags: Might, Stupid  ✍ Author: Gamal Abdel Nasser

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing mill cuts down all the knots of genius, and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.

Tags: Best, Men  ✍ Author: Simon Newcomb

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.

Tags: Idea, True  ✍ Author: Randy Newman

You don't disrupt genius at work.

Tags: Disrupt, Work  ✍ Author: Dylan O\'Brien

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.

Tags: Few, Men  ✍ Author: David Ogilvy

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Tags: Einstein, Hiroshima  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Tags: Negative, Positive  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.

Tags: Good, Sense  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up.

Tags: Blood, Once  ✍ Author: Terry Pratchett

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.

Tags: Happens, Maturity  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

Only a genius can play a fool.

Tags: Fool  ✍ Author: Michael Rapaport

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.

Tags: Obstinacy  ✍ Author: Man Ray

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Tags: Genesis, Passion  ✍ Author: Tony Robbins

Almost all institutions own a lot more art than they can ever show, much of it revealing for its timeliness, genius, or sheer weirdness.

Tags: Art, Show  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is the coronation of the few.

Tags: Creative, Few  ✍ Author: Margaret Sanger

For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius.

Tags: Call, Hours  ✍ Author: Susan Sarandon

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Tags: Great, Touch  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.

Tags: Best, Last  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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.

Tags: Talent, Three  ✍ Author: Antonio Tabucchi

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