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A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man. ~Carl Sandburg

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see - and hits it. ~Author Unknown

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius. ~Horace

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression. ~Ezra Pound

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself. ~Samuel Johnson

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. ~Horace

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60. ~Gore Vidal

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ~Albert Einstein

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. ~Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Common sense is the genius of humanity. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. ~Edward Gibbon

Dandyism is a variety of genius. ~William Hazlitt

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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

Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius. ~Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead. ~Robert S. Lynd

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

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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Every true genius is bound to be naive. ~Friedrich Schiller

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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

Freedom is the only law which genius knows. ~James Russell Lowell

Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things. ~Ambrose Bierce

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. ~Josh Billings

Genius always finds itself a century too early. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. ~Alexander Pope

Genius is a plodding intellect, incapable of dreaming up the obstacles that stop the rest of us. ~Robert Brault

Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite. ~Victor Hugo

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. ~Thomas Carlyle

Genius is childhood recalled at will. ~Charles Baudelaire

Genius is eternal patience. ~Michelangelo

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ~E. B. White

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. ~George-Louis de Buffon

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

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

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

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

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

Genius, by its very intensity, decrees a special path of fire for its vivid power. ~Phillips Brooks

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. ~William Hazlitt

Genius, when young, is divine. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Genius: the superhuman in man. ~Victor Hugo

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day. ~Samuel Goldwyn

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. ~Thomas Carlyle

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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

I can't change overnight into a serious literary author. You can't compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not. ~John Grisham

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. ~James Whistler

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

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

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

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

In the startup world, you're either a genius or an idiot. You're never just an ordinary guy trying to get through the day. ~Marc Andreessen

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

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

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Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. ~Fulton J. Sheen

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force. ~Gustave Flaubert

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

Man is a genius when he is dreaming. ~Akira Kurosawa

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Men of genius are rarely much annoyed by the company of vulgar people. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance. ~Charles Caleb Colton

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season. ~Mary Todd Lincoln

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

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

One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit. ~

Passion is the genesis of genius. ~Tony Robbins

People ask how I think up my thoughts. Mostly I think them up while reading Paul Simon's lyrics. ~Robert Brault

People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel. ~William Hazlitt

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit. ~Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art. ~William Hazlitt

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

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Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is. ~James Russell Lowell

Taste is the common sense of genius. ~Victor Hugo

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

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook. ~William James

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. ~Pablo Picasso

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

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas. ~

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

The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius. ~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

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

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

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

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. ~Aristotle

There is no great genius without some touch of madness. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius. ~Walt Whitman

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. ~Aristotle

This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present. ~Deepak Chopra

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

To see things in the seed, that is genius. ~Lao Tzu

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To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French. ~Madeleine Albright

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. ~Abraham Lincoln

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

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. ~Dennis Ritchie

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

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him. ~Jonathan Swift

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

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl. ~George Eliot

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