70 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.


  1. "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?
    Inspirational Quotes



  2. "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
    Quotes about Life



  3. We all have genius within us, never doubt that fact. Catherine Pulsifer
  4. "We all have genius within us, never doubt that fact."
    Doubt



  5. 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
    Encouraging



  6. Genius I met the other day
    He looked at me and walked away
    What did he see, thought I with frown,
    Fellow genius or happy clown?
    John McLeod, Genius I Met . . .
    Funny Poems



  7. "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
    Hope



  8. "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
    Respect



  9. I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.  Albert Camus
  10. "I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man." Albert Camus
    Problem



  11. "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
    Habit



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



  13. "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
    Ambition  |    



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



  16. 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
    Greatness



  17. I believe that genius is a path that we can all take and derive much benefit, happiness, fulfillment, and success from not a genetic windfall or divine gift. Sean Patrick, Awakening Your Inner Genius
    Happiness



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



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



  21. When you follow the path of your TrueSelf, your inner genius and your power are released, and you begin to live and experience your existence at a higher level. Success and happiness are the natural outgrowth of being more in your TrueSelf. From TrueSelf everything else flows. Derek Mills, The 10-Second Philosophy
    Being Yourself



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



  23. 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



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



  26. In school, children learn that there is only one answer for each question and are requested to conform to conventional social wisdoms The difference between geniuses and most of us is that they managed to not lose their childhood creativity. Andrii Sedniev, The Business Idea Factory
    Learning  |    



  27. 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
    Potential



  28. 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



  29. To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. Joyce Lunel Cary
  30. To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. Joyce Lunel Cary, Irish Novelist
    Irish Quotes



  31. 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
    Smart  |    



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



  33. 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



  34. 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



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



  37. Genius can be recognized by its childish simplicity. Chinese Proverb
    Simplicity



  38. "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration." Thomas Edison
    College Graduation Quotes



  39. "Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can." Bulwer-Lytton
    Determination



  40. Genius is only great patience. Buffon
  41. "Genius is only great patience." Buffon
    Patience



  42. "Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade." Benjamin Franklin
    Funny Quotes



  43. "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
    Motivational



  44. "Genius is eternal patience." Michelangelo
    Top Ten Quotes



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



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



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



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



  50. "Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius." Arthur Conan Doyle
    Daily Inspiration



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



  53. "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
    Growing Up



  54. "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



  55. "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 Einstein
    Funny Quotes about Life



  56. Inspiration and genius - one and the same. Victor Hugo
  57. "Inspiration and genius - one and the same." Victor Hugo
    Quotes about Inspiring Others



  58. "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



  59. "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
    Growth  |    



  60. "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



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



  62. Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace
  63. "Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it." Horace
    Adversity



  64. "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
    Albert Einstein Quotes   |    



  65. "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



  66. Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you. Malcolm Cowley
  67. "Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you." Malcolm Cowley
    Wise



  68. "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



  69. A wonderful quality of being brilliant is that it looks for its own improvement. Yhan Lingad, The Benefits Of Aptitude
    Words of Encouragement



  70. 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



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



  73. "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



  74. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams. Sidney Madwed
    Daily Motivation



  75. I argue that among the conditions which make it possible for a man of exceptional ability, that type of exceptional ability which we call genius, to make a contribution to cultural change is the special composition of the cluster of individuals with whom he interacts and through whom he interacts also with others. Margaret Mead
    Change



  76. Even if you are a born genius, you require focused and dedicated work to achieve even an iota of success. Chitesh Bhat
  77. "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



  78. 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
    Change The World



  79. The life of a genius is not contained in the using of talents for self-worth, but is projected outside of oneself for the benefit of many. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Helping Others



  80. . . . a person of average intelligence with clear goals will run circles around a genius who is not sure what he or she really wants. Brian Tracy
  81. I have found, over and over, that a person of average intelligence with clear goals will run circles around a genius who is not sure what he or she really wants. Brian Tracy, Goals!
    Goal Setting



  82. Even grappling with how to explore the subject of "genius" is a task fraught with pitfalls. I think it can safely be said that neither race nor class limits the potential of an individual. People who are gifted with unusual intellectual ability or creativity - and who work diligently to make those talents a reality - we often call geniuses.
    Dick Russell, Black Genius
    Encouraging Poems



  83. To me, a genius is someone with a brilliant mind who has had great accomplishments in a challenging field, and changed the world in some meaningful way. As vague as this definition may seem, the essence of genius is limitless. There appear to be no bounds to what geniuses can accomplish. To define it much further, is to limit something that is supposed to be limitless. I. C. Robledo, The Secret Principles of Genius
    Accomplishment



  84. The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  85. "The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Confidence



  86. The event of perception and recognition itself, not to mention the vast array of abilities in thought, emotion, and communication, indicates a real genius of being at work. This same level of genius applies to the infinitely complex intelligence in the design of our bodies and the entire universe. Peter Ralston, The Genius of Being
    Inspirational Poems



  87. Genius is more a reflection of one's ability to assimilate beyond that which can be obviously seen. It means that issues or problems are the fuel or catalyst for positive change rather than a roadblock to progress. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Positive


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