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Funny Genius Quotes
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The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant


 

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

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

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

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

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

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

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

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

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

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

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

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

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

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

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius...
he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the
highest order cannot be doubted,
having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius,
of erudition, and of science.
- James Madison

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

Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked
with another director like Billy Friedkin.
I think he's a genius.
- Linda Blair

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
- Adrienne Clarkson

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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

No one appreciates the very special genius of your
conversation as the dog does.
- Christopher Morley

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

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

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly
grows unconsciously into genius.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

There is nothing in the genius of America more precious
today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance
in its application to our own people.
- Paul Harris

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure.
The dread of censure is the death of genius.
- William Gilmore Simms

The truth is that our race survived ignorance;
it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men.
Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
- Denis Diderot

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought,
but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
- John Dryden

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed
word can strike dumb the loquacious,
is a genius or a hero.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

Talent is a flame.
Genius is a fire.
- Bern Williams

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

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

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay,
in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual,
for what the gods had given him.
- Max Beerbohm

The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work.
- Kathleen Winsor

I make no claim to being a business genius.
You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
- Nat King Cole

Genius is not a possession of the limited few,
but exists in some degree in everyone.
Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties,
genius will manifest itself.
- Robert Henri

If we wish to know the force of human genius,
we should read Shakespeare.
If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning,
we may study his commentators.
- William Hazlitt

David Ortiz is a genius.
He's incredible to watch.
Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
- Juliana Hatfield


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