Genius Quotes

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.

– Anonymous 

The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.

– Alfred Stieglitz

I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience!

-R. Buckminster Fuller

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

-Mahatma Gandhi

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

-Benjamin Franklin

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.

Shakti Gawain

Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
– Buckminster Fuller

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
– Mark Twain

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
– George Bernard Shaw

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
– Edgard Varese

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. A real genius has his original ideas closer together.
– George C. Lichtenberg

Any 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.
– Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
– Albert Einstein

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

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

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
– Oscar Wilde

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie”
– Puzant Kevork Thomajan

Genius … means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
– William James

Genius is perseverance in disguise”
– Mike Newlin

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

The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions – which time and mediocrity can solve.
– Hugh Trevor-Roper

Common sense is as rare as genius, – is the basis of genius
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.”
– Walter Russell

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

Genius is talent set on fire by courage
– Henry Van Dyke