Genius Quotes

Let these genius quotes give you thoughts to help you define it. And, may you realize the genius that is within you. What is genius - a smart person, a person with imagination, a person who can inspire others; read these quotes and draw your own conclusion.

"All of the great geniuses of the world were inspired and driven by their desire to enrich the lives of others." Robin Sharma, Who Will Cry When You Die?
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"If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius."
Joseph Addison
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We all have genius within us, never doubt that fact. Catherine Pulsifer
"We all have genius within us, never doubt that fact."

Doubt   |


"When defining genius, it's also important to realize this is a status that is never fully reached. Instead, it is something to aspire to."
I. C. Robledo, The Secret Principles of Genius: The Key to Unlocking Your Hidden Genius Potential
Hope  |


"Although genius always commands admiration, character most secures respect. The former is more the product of brain-power, the latter of heart-power; and in the long run it is the heart that rules in life."
Samuel Smiles
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"I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man."
Albert Camus
Problem   |


"You might not need to be a money genius to raise one, but there's no need to rub your bad money habits in your kid's face."
Beth Kobliner, Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not)
Habit   |


"That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people; the insistence on small miracles."
President Obama
Dream   |


"An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals."
Mary Kay Ash
Goals   |


Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Henry VanDyke
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry VanDyke
Courage   |


Geniuses have dramatic moments of insight where great things and thoughts are born whole. Poems are written in dreams. Symphonies are composed complete. Science is accomplished with eureka shrieks. Businesses are built by magic touch. Something is not, then is.
Kevin Ashton, How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
Greatness  |


The trouble isn't so much that we don't know enough, but it's as if we aren't good enough. The trouble isn't so much that our scientific genius lags behind, but our moral genius lags behind. The great problem facing modern man is that, that the means by which we live, have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live."
Martin Luther King Jr., Rediscovering Lost Values
Trouble   |


Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
George Eliot
Attitude   |


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


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


You are all geniuses, and you are all beautiful. You don't need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breathe peace, and you'll get it as soon as you like.
John Lennon
Peace   |


Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement. Wilferd Peterson
Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement.
Wilferd Peterson
Achievement   |


Geniuses in the world ... are undervalued and underutilized. These people are a vital national resource, as potentially powerful and existence-altering as any new energy source, medical discovery, or microchip. Not to tap this vital resource and put it to its best use is unproductive and unhealthy for the individual and the society.
Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius(tm)
Potential  |


A man's ability to stick beyond the endurance point brings him in touch with the mystic genius which bridges the chasm from failure to success."
Dorothea Kopplin, Something to Live By
Failure   |


Sometimes we see other people as a genius as we feel they are smarter than we are. They have more education, they can talk a good talk, but many times education and real world experience - what some would call "street smarts" - can make all the difference.
Catherine Pulsifer, Showing Common Sense
Experience   |


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


To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true.
Joyce Lunel Cary, Irish Novelist
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Success is not about being a genius or getting lucky. Success is about how you think of yourself when you look in the mirror. Your mindset will ultimately determine your success rate."
Elijah A. Grant IV; Derick T. Brown Jr., Win At Life
Luck   |


True creative geniuses are those who understand that a stage or a paintbrush is not required for making the highest art of all. Their medium is the twenty-four-hour period and their lives are their masterpieces."
Victoria Moran, Fat, Broke & Lonely No More
Time   |


People of humor are always in some degree people of genius. S. T. Coleridge
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius."
S. T. Coleridge
Humor   |


"I am not arguing that every human being can become a genius. (Nor would we want a world with that many geniuses). I am not arguing that we all have exactly the same potential. I am not arguing that genes and genetic differences don't strongly influence who we are and what we can become. I am arguing that very few of us ever get to know our own true potential, and that many of us mistake early difficulties for innate limits."
David Shenk, The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ
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"Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
Thomas Edison
Inspiring Transition   |


"Genius is only great patience."
Buffon
Patience   |


"Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can."
Bulwer-Lytton
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"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade."
Benjamin Franklin
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"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. Schumacher
Motivation   |


"Genius is eternal patience."
Michelangelo
Patience Tested   |


"Doing easily what others find is difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
Henri Frederic Amiel
Possibilities   |


Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. Joseph Joubert
"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."
Joseph Joubert
Work   |


"Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have."
Woodrow Wilson
Perseverance   |


"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm."
Benjamin Disraeli
Enthusiasm   |


"Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common Sense   |



"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."
Arthur Conan Doyle
Living The Dream   |


"Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!"
May Sarton
Children   |


"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
Success   |


Inspiration and genius - one and the same. Victor Hugo
"Inspiration and genius - one and the same."
Victor Hugo
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"Few of us are geniuses. But we can all learn to analyze and understand the world around us. And if we see it clearly enough, with the help and through the eyes of these great leaders of the recent past, we can also begin to turn it to our own advantage. That's another definition of winning and part of what sets real leaders apart."
Will Peters, Leadership Lessons
Leadership   |


"Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid."
Albert Einstien
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"Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you."
Malcolm Cowley
Wise   |


"Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed."
George Henry Lewes
Beauty   |


"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."
Joseph Addison
Quotes about Books   |


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


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace
"Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it."
Horace
Adversity   |


"Contrary to popular belief, Einstein was not especially mentally-delayed or bad at school; he just did not fit into the system. His childhood and teenage years reveal how the genius was formed."
Florian Hewitt, Einstein: Famous Scientist, Committed Pacifist, And Timeless Genius
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"The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Confidence  |


"Don't bother about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust in hard work, perseverance, and determination. And the best motto for the long march is: "Don't grumble. Plug on!"
Frederick Treves
Trust   |


A wonderful quality of being brilliant is that it looks for its own improvement.
Yhan Lingad, The Benefits Of Aptitude
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See the genius in everyone you encounter. Just as the mountain cannot crack a nut though it can carry a forest on its back, so too does every living creature have its own perfection built into it.
Wayne Dyer
Attitude   |


One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. John W. Foster
"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire."
John W. Foster
Character   |


"Becoming a genius is not just knowing that it is possible - it is taking action and having genius experiences."
Andrei G. Aleinikov, PH.D., Mega Creativity
Good   |  


"I kept pausing to marvel at the fact that one of the greatest books about the Nazi genocide should have been written by a girl between the ages of thirteen and fifteen - not a demographic we commonly associate with literary genius.
Francine Prose, Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife
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"Elbert Hubbard, the most positive human force of his time, is a man of genius in business, in art, in literature, in philosophy. He is an idealist, dreamer, orator, scientist. In his knowledge of the fundamental, practical affairs of living, in business, in human interests, in education, politics and law he seems without a competitor."
Alice Moore Hubbard, Elbert Hubbard's wife
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Even if you are a born genius, you require focused and dedicated work to achieve even an iota of success. Chitesh Bhat
"Even if you are a born genius, you require focused and dedicated work to achieve even an iota of success."
Chitesh Bhat, Everybody is Genius
Focus   |


You only have to be smart enough to fulfill the intellectual requirements for success. History's greatest achievers; practical, savvy people that did big things and changed the world - are heralded as the greatest geniuses to ever have walked the earth, but while many of them had remarkably high IQs, many others were just smart enough.
Sean Patrick, Awakening Your Inner Genius
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Anyone who seems to experience a heightened attention to detail can be encouraged to channel that ability to create their own highly successful outcomes and to exhibit their own sparks of genius.
Gail Saltz M.D., The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius
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"Genius is the cumulative synergy between experiences in life coupled with the dynamics of deductive and inductive logic resulting in the development of an idea or strategy that has never been combined in a similar fashion."
Byron Pulsifer
Experience   |

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