Saturday, 8 December 2012

Genius


A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind. - William James


Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. - Denis Diderot


Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. - Sherlock Holmes


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


Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius. - Benjamin Disraeli


Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. - Robertson Davies


The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein


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


Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers. - Robert Graves


A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind. - William James

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. - Robertson Davies

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. - Joseph Joubert

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

Genius is naught but a greater aptitude for patience. - Comte de Buffon

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

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. - Denis Diderot

Genius is the ability to receive from the universe. - I Ching

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. - C.W Ceran

Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers. - Robert Graves

No great genius is without an admixture of madness. - Aristotle

People are often dazzled by the show of genius by others, not knowing that they too have it somewhere in themselves. - Unknown

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius. - Benjamin Disraeli

Society has come to be somewhat perversely suspicious of the genius, almost as if there is something rather unjust about being unusually speedy in a person’s mental growth. - Unknown

Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. - Sherlock Holmes

The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. - Unknown

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

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

To wake up the genius within your mind, you must first believe there is a genius residing there. - Unknown

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. - Unknown

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