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Monday, April 13, 2009

Famous quotes on genius - collection

“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.”
~ Mark Twain quotes

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

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

"Society develops wit, but its contemplation alone forms genius."
~ Madame de Stael

"Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way."
~ William James

"Eveyone is a genius at least once a year. A real genius has his original ideas closer together."
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

"Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius."
~ Fulton J. Sheen

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
~ Albert Einstein

"Great men grow tired of contentedness."
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

"A genius is one who can do anything except make a living."
~ Joey Adams

"Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never."
~ Samuel T. Coleridge