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Picture quote by Arthur Schopenhauer about genius

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. ⏤ Arthur Schopenhauer

Picture quote by Warren Buffett about plan

An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan. ⏤ Warren Buffett

Picture quote by Chinese Proverbs about genius

A genius always presents himself as a fool. ⏤ Chinese Proverbs

Picture quote by Thomas A. Edison about genius

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. ⏤ Thomas A. Edison

Picture quote by Oscar Levant about mind

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. ⏤ Oscar Levant

Picture quote by Albert Einstein about wisdom

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climd a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ⏤ Albert Einstein

Picture quote by Robertson Davies about people

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. ⏤ Robertson Davies

Picture quote by Albert Einstein about wisdom

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it limits. ⏤ Albert Einstein

Picture quote by Seneca about genius

There is no great genius without some touch of madness ⏤ Seneca

Picture quote by An Wang about success

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. ⏤ An Wang

Picture quote by Bruce Feirstein about success

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ⏤ Bruce Feirstein

Picture quote by Michelangelo about genius

Genius is eternal patience. ⏤ Michelangelo

Picture quote by Pietro Aretino about wisdom

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ⏤ Pietro Aretino

Picture quote by Elbert Hubbard about genius

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

Picture quote by E. F. [Ernst Friedrich] Schumacher about simplicity

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ⏤ E. F. [Ernst Friedrich] Schumacher

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

Marilyn Monroe, actress

Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.

Cesare Lombroso, psychologist

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

Albert Einstein, physicist

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein, physicist

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein, screenwriter

A genius always presents himself as a fool.

Chinese Proverbs,

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

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius.

Robert Kiyosaki, investor

A genius is just a talented person who does his homework.

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

Aristotle, philosopher

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison, writer

Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.

Margot Fonteyn, dancer

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

Charles Bukowski, author

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

Pablo Picasso, painter

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Aristotle, philosopher

Genius is an intellect that has become unfaithful to its destiny.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Victor Hugo, author

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.

Mark Twain, author

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

Genius is eternal patience.

Michelangelo Buonarroti,

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

Robertson Davies, novelist

Those who dance are thought mad by those who do not hear the music.


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

Winston Churchill, politician

A man of genius can hardly be sociable, for what dialogues could indeed be so intelligent and entertaining as his own monologues?

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Genius must be born, and never can be taught.

John Dryden, poet

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer

It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.

Gertrude Stein, author

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

Edward Dahlberg, novelist

Genius is independent of situation.

Charles Churchill, poet

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musician

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.

Simone Weil, philosopher

Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.


Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.

Marguerite Blessington,

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.

Benjamin Franklin, president

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

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

Richard Buckminster Fuller,

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

Simone de Beauvoir, writer

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.

Stephen Vizinczey,

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.

Bern Williams,

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

Heinrich Heine, poet

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

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

Man Ray, photographer

Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius


Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

William James, philosopher

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

John Dryden, poet

The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Genius is sorrow's child.

John Adams, president

Everybody denies I am a genius --but nobody ever called me one!

Orson Welles, actor

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.

William James, philosopher

Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.

Christian Nevell Bovee,

Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.

W. H. Auden, poet

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.

David Hume, philosopher

Genius is childhood recaptured.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

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

James Joyce, novelist

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott, novelist

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

E. B. White, writer

Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.

Josiah Gilbert Holland,

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.

Clint Eastwood, actor

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

Denis Diderot, editor

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

R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.

Germaine De Stael,

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Pablo Picasso, painter

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

Pablo de Sarasate, musician

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.

Woody Guthrie, musician

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

There is no off position on the genius switch.

David Letterman, comedian

Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

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

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.

John Ciardi, dramatist

True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genius.

Puzant Kevork Thomajan,

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.

Gertrude Stein, author

Since when was genius found respectable?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.

Lydia Maria Child,

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

George Eliot, author

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

C. W. Ceran,

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

W. H. Murray, athlete

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.

Max Beerbohm, actor

The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.

William Hazlitt, critic

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

Sid Caesar, actor

Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.

Elbert Hubbard, writer

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