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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
- Margaret Anderson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll


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