Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Unknown genial quote

Genial manners are good, and power of accommodation to any circumstance, but the high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man is to be born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employment and happiness, -- whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statutes, or songs. I doubt not this was the meaning of Socrates, when he pronounced artists the only truly wise, as being actually, not apparently so.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
— Robertson Davies

Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness.
— genial quotation by Kate Millet