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Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
– F ScottRate it:
Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.
– Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von SchlegelRate it:
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
– Elbert HubbardRate it:
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
– William JamesRate it:
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.
– Samuel ButlerRate it:
Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
– L. B. WaltonRate it:
Genius sits in a glass house -- but in an unbreakable one --conceiving ideas. After giving birth, it falls into madness. Stretches out its hand through the window toward the first person happening by. The demon's claw rips, the iron fist grips. Before, you were a model, mocks the ironic voice between serrated teeth, for me, you are raw material to work on. I throw you against the glass wall, so that you remain stuck there, projected and stuck. (Then come the lovers of art and contemplate the bleeding work from outside. Then come the photographers. New art, it says in the newspaper the following day. The learned journals give it a name that ends in ism.)
– Paul KleeRate it:
Genius tries to conquer the world with art, with songs, with words; stupid tries to conquer it with sword, with guns, with arrows!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.
– Henry Ward BeecherRate it:
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
– Margaret FullerRate it:
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
– Hannah MoreRate it:
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
– Hannah MoreRate it:
Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
– Edward DahlbergRate it:
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
– Wystan Hugh AudenRate it:
Geniuses’ steps take you higher than talent's leaps.
– Matshona DhliwayoRate it:
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
– John CiardiRate it:
Gentle, inspired, authentic, stories will outsell' hard sell' any day.
– Jen RamseyRate it:
Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.
– Marlene DietrichRate it:
Gentlemen prefer bonds.
– Andrew MellonRate it:
Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football.
– John HeismanRate it:
Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
– John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914Rate it:
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
– PhaedrusRate it:
Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
– William BridgesRate it:
Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum.
– Charles SpencerRate it:

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