Genius Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old genius quotes, genius sayings, and genius proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see — and hits it. unknown
Genius: The capacity to see and to express what is simple, simply! Bruce Lee
Men of genius are rarely much annoyed by the company of vulgar people. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge--the abyss. Guillermo Del Toro
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. John W. Foster
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Henri Frederic Amiel
The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work. Kathleen Winsor
Every great genius has an admixture of madness. Aristotle
Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. Arthur Rimbaud
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
Genius is finding the invisible link between things. Vladimir Nabokov
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought. Simone Weil
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame. Lydia M. Child
Geniuses don't become geniuses until they find the right moron to compare themselves to. James McGregor
The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated. Criss Jami
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left. Oscar Levant
Genius without Education is like Silver in the Mine. Benjamin Franklin
We all have genius within us, never doubt that fact. Catherine Pulsifer
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. James Joyce
Genius is never understood in its own time. Bill Watterson
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one. Ezra Pound
Every true genius is bound to be naive. J.C.F. von Schiller
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others. Mark Twain
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later. Louis Aragon
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. Josh Billings
Genius always looks forward, and not only sees what is, but what necessarily will be. Fulke Greville
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. Robert G. Ingersoll
Becoming a genius is not just knowing that it is possible - it is taking action and having genius experiences. Andrei G. Aleinikov
Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. Henry Ford
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience. Paul Cezanne
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. Leonardo da Vinci
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski
One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius. Simone De Beauvoir
Taste is the common sense of genius. Victor Hugo
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. R. Buckminster Fuller
Genius thinks out of box when leader adjusts the size of box. Toba Beta
All geniuses die young. Groucho Marx
Geniuses have the shortest biographies. Claire Messud
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. Einstien
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley
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
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten. Aldous Huxley
Almost everyone is born a genius and buried an idiot. Charles Bukowski
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. Albert Einstein
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. E. B. White
Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Henry Van Dyke
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. Arthur Conan Doyle
The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. Arthur Koestler
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer
Genius is to other gifts what the carbuncle is to the precious stones. It sends forth its own light, whereas other stones only reflect borrowed light. Arthur Schopenhauer
Genius without education is like silver in the mine. Benjamin Franklin
With the offspring of genius, the law of parturition is reversed; the throes are in the conception, the pleasure in the birth. Charles Caleb Colton
The true genius shudders at incompleteness and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe
The true genius shudders at incompleteness. Edgar Allan Poe
A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius. Elbert Hubbard
Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent - the power to do the right thing the first time. Elbert Hubbard
Steady work turns genius to a loom. George Eliot
The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light. George Steiner
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. Henry Ford
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius is supposed to be a power of producing excellences which are put of the reach of the rules of art: a power which no precepts can teach, and which no industry can acquire. Joshua Reynolds
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies. Lord Chesterfield
You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream. Michael Dell
Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age. Napoleon Bonaparte
The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect; the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. Robert Breault
The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality. Robert Schumann
Genius is the power of carrying the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open. Shakti Gawain
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water. Stendhal
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity. Thomas Huxley
Passion is the genesis of genius. Tony Robbins