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Quotes for: genius

Quotes for: genius

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald / 

Good sense and genius beget esteem and regard: Wit and humour excite love and affection.
David Hume / 

He recognized in himself that power to forget which only children have, and geniuses, and the innocent. Innocent, overwhelmed by joy, he understood at last that he was made for happiness.
Albert Camus / 

Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James / 

The first and last thing required of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections / 

In fact, every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius to a certain extent a child.
Arthur Schopenhauer / 

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

That's what a genius is: an intelligence that knows its limits.
Albert Camus / 

The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
Auguste Rodin

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

India is Gandhi's country of birth; South Africa his country of adoption. He was both an Indian and a South African citizen. Both countries contributed to his intellectual and moral genius, and he shaped the liberatory movements in both colonial theaters.
Nelson Mandela

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Virginia Woolf

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Henry David Thoreau

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Henry David Thoreau

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin

I put all my genius into my life I put only my talent into my works.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
Friedrich Schiller

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Charlie Chaplin / 

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
Eugene Delacroix

My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
Mark Twain

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
Pablo Picasso

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