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There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.
At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.
Abhijit Naskar
One who knows what he or she knows as well as what he or she does not know is a genius.
Abigail Adams
These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.
Albert Camus
I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
Albert Einstien
We're all 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.
Alexander Pope
Music resembles poetry, in eachAre nameless graces which no methods teach,And which a master hand alone can reach.
Alexei Maxim Russell
Incredibly intelligent people always seem odd to those who are not as sharp.
Amit Kalantri
No tricks, no tools, but talent makes a task truly top class.
Amit Kalantri
Brilliance of the brain must be admired more than beauty of the body.
An Wang
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
Andrei Tarkovsky
Masterpieces, not always distinguished or distinguishable among all the works with pretensions to genius, are scattered about the world like warning notices in a mine field.
Anthony Horowitz
Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.
Anthony M. Esolen
[Today's high schoolers are required to read] a couple of Shakespeare plays...the couple of Shakespeare plays function as an inoculation
Anthony M. Esolen
[Today's high schoolers are required to read] a couple of Shakespeare plays...the couple of Shakespeare plays function as an inoculation
Bert McCoy
You are Timeless Being and Awareness...You are not touched by any of this.
Brenda Ueland
Remember William Blake who said: Improvement makes straight, straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.The truth is, life itself, is always startling, strange, unexpected. But when the truth is told about it everybody knows at once that it is life itself and not made up.But in ordinary fiction, movies, etc, everything is smoothed out to seem plausible--villains made bad, heroes splendid, heroines glamorous, and so on, so that no one believes a word
Bruce Charlton
Genius has now all-but disappeared from public view; partly because intelligence (which is strongly genetic) is in decline in the West, partly because social institutions no longer recognize or nurture genius, and partly because the modern West is actively hostile to genius.
Bruce Feirstein
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Carl R White
They say the distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success, I believe you can say the same thing about the distance between good and evil.
Carl Sagan
But 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.
Charlotte Brontë
Poetry destroyed? Genius banished? No! Mediocrity, no: do not let envy prompt you to the thought. No; they not only live, but reign, and redeem: and without their divine influence spread everywhere, you would be in hell--the hell of your own meanness.
Charlotte Brontë
If for instance the sentiment possessing for the moment the empire of our mind is sorrow, will not the genius sharpen the sorrow and the sorrow purify the genius? Together, will they not be like a cut diamond for which language is only the wax on which they stamp their imprint? I believe that genius, thus awakened, has no need to seek out details, that it scarcely pauses to reflect, that it never thinks of unity: I believe that the details come naturally without search by the poet, that inspiration takes the place of reflection and as for unity, I think there is no unity so perfect as that which results from a heart filled with a single idea...The nature of genius is related to that of instinct; it's operation is both simple and marvelous.
Christopher Hitchens
The anti-life of [Jerry Falwell] proves only one thing: that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and truth in this country if you'll just get yourself called Reverend. People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup.
Christopher Langan
There's no logical connection between being smart and having money.
Christopher Langan
In my view, ideas and other intellectual productions are more interesting, more indicative of intelligence, and more productively debated than IQ alone.
Claude Monet
Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Easter is a marvelous affirmation of the genius of our design, but it is likewise the blunt acknowledgement that left to its own devices, the genius of our design will result in the destruction of our lives.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
God's genius is as wide as the cosmos, while by comparison our intelligence can find room on the head of a pin.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Genius without wisdom is like a plane without wings; it will navigate the runway but it will never know the sky.
Criss Jami
In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.
Criss Jami
Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.
Criss Jami
Emotion is always multiplied in the art of a person who doesn't really show much emotion. It once expanded deep within his hidden soul, and following the downplay his audience is blown away.
Criss Jami
To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good.
Criss Jami
Christianity, like genius, is one of the hardest concepts to forgive. We hear what we want to hear and accept what we want to accept, for the most part, simply because there is nothing more offensive than feeling like you have to re-evaluate your own train of thought and purpose in life. You have to die to an extent in your hunger for faith, for wisdom, and quite frankly, most people aren't ready to die.
Criss Jami
We're very familiar with the idea that some things are so complex they're beyond our comprehension. This not only keeps us solving and experimenting but also distracted. Many things are really so simple we can't see them under our big noses.
Criss Jami
If you're not a smart worker, it's about how hard you work double the amount from the heart; if you're not a hard worker, it's about how smart you work but times two from the brain.
Criss Jami
Genius, throughout history, has been found difficult to classify because it varies in amount: It's rare to find a genius in the context of the noun, but most people, if not all, have a bit of genius in them in the context of the adjective.
Criss Jami
So, how close are love and genius, really? We know that they are both mentioned far more than lived.
Criss Jami
Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up, it overflows a parody.
Criss Jami
The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.
Criss Jami
Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't blow the world up with the truth; you shock it into motion.
Criss Jami
Angels are good not simply because they see bad as bad, but also because they see bad as corny.
Criss Jami
If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.
Criss Jami
I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.
Criss Jami
Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.
Criss Jami
I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.
Criss Jami
Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of.
Criss Jami
The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad.
Criss Jami
Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.
Dan Schneider of Cosmoetica
I think of published poets that you could know of...I think [Rainer Maria Rilke] probably has the most great published poems of any poet [...] but Rilke himself was an asshole. If you look at his biography, he was probably misogynist; he was a liar, a cheat; he was a terrible father; he was selfish; he put people down; he had no consideration for anyone [...] yet, he transcends that in his greatest poems. There's that ineffable, spiritual quality - that he himself couldn't reach! But somewhere underneath that reptilian exterior, that asshole exterior of Rainer Maria Rilke, there was some good that came through
David Brier
Ideas are the currency of innovation.
Debasish Mridha
A genius is usually born on the way to relentless perfection with tireless persistence.
Debasish Mridha
Genius is an inner inherent intuition and perception. It is not a teachable condition.
Deepak Chopra
When you make a choice, you change the future.
Diane Setterfield
My genius is not so frail a thing that it cowers from the dirty fingers of newspapernen.
Eniitan Akinola
As complicated as life is, Its also very simple,Once we can find a balance, the world becomes ours,Till then, the hard work is to make things that are sooo complicated look sooo simple
Eoin Colfer
this was business.
Eoin Colfer
A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old.
Eraldo Banovac
In general, people accumulate knowledge gradually over a long period of time. However, there are extraordinary people all around us, who are capable of accumulating impressive amounts of knowledge within a relatively short period of time. Nevertheless, even the greatest genius possesses only a small fraction of all knowledge known by mankind. Finally, the following question arises: how large is all the existing knowledge in comparison to the space of ignorance?
Eric Weiner
Places of genius challenge us. They are difficult. They do not earn their place in history with ethnic restaurants or street festivals, but by provoking us, making demands of us. Crazy, unrealistic, beautiful demands.
Erich Fromm
Si percibo en otra persona nada más que lo superficial, percibo principalmente las diferencias, lo que nos separa. Si penetro hasta el núcleo, percibo nuestra identidad, el hecho de nuestra hermandad.
Ernst F. Schumacher
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius
Erol Ozan
In time, all great masterpieces turn into shameless creatures who laugh at their creators.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of judgment, nothing of resounding through eternity and nothing of the footsteps of the Almighty.
George Bernard Shaw
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
Gertrude Stein
It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.
Harold Bloom
There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.
Hermann von Helmholtz
During the first half of the present century we had an Alexander von Humboldt, who was able to scan the scientific knowledge of his time in its details, and to bring it within one vast generalization. At the present juncture, it is obviously very doubtful whether this task could be accomplished in a similar way, even by a mind with gifts so peculiarly suited for the purpose as Humboldt's was, and if all his time and work were devoted to the purpose.
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Some people today are wandering generalities instead of meaningful specifics because they have failed to discover and mine the wealth of potentials in them.
Jacky Fleming
Schopenhauer said only men had the total objectivity necessary for genius, and that you only had to look at a woman's shape to see that she wasn't intended for much mental or physical work.
James Morcan
The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths
James Morcan
Higher intelligence is not necessarily something you're born with or genetically predisposed toward. In fact, most instances of above-the-ordinary intelligences are usually acquired thru superior learning techniques ... Reading about the greatest minds in history, including recent history, more often than not reveals the individuals concerned (or people close to them) employed specific learning methods.
Jenny Offill
A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might be a genius. Why else can no amount of sleeping pills fell my brain? But in the morning my daughter asks me what a cloud is and I cannot say.
Jessica Lave
We can never be entirely original, as artists or as people. The genius and vision of those who came before us is too great for us to digress from entirely. Though, as creatures that are compelled to test and surpass our own creative abilities, we must always strive for that originality in everything we do in order to move the world forward.
John Lee Hooker
One night I was layin' down,I heard Papa talkin' to Mama,I heard Papa say to let that boy boogie-woogie.'Cause it's in him and it's got to come out.
Joseph Addison
If you wish success in life, make perseverance you bosom friend, experience your wise councellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joyce Cary
To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.
Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.
Karl Lagerfeld
I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.
Kevin Leman
You can be a genius, but you won't get far in life without balance.
Kristen D. Randle
Education is one of the Grand Christianson Obsessions. They've been whole years my mother's kept us home for intensive private study. As a result of that, Paul will perform the first brain transplant, James will someday build a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Charlie
Leonard Nimoy
Rocket shipsare excitingbut so are roseson a birthday.
Leonardo da Vinci
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Lisi Harrison
Something about Bekka and Haylee reminded her of Candace's line between ingenious and insane. Ingenuity inspired their dreams, and insanity gave them the courage to pursue them. It was something Melody wanted for herself.
Marilyn Vos Savant
In my opinion, defining intelligence is much like defining beauty, and I don't mean that it's in the eye of the beholder. To illustrate, let's say that you are the only beholder, and your word is final. Would you be able to choose the 1000 most beautiful women in the country? And if that sounds impossible, consider this: Say you're now looking at your picks. Could you compare them to each other and say which one is more beautiful? For example, who is more beautiful
Marilyn Vos Savant
In my opinion, defining intelligence is much like defining beauty, and I don't mean that it's in the eye of the beholder. To illustrate, let's say that you are the only beholder, and your word is final. Would you be able to choose the 1000 most beautiful women in the country? And if that sounds impossible, consider this: Say you're now looking at your picks. Could you compare them to each other and say which one is more beautiful? For example, who is more beautiful
Michael Bassey Johnson
Your mind is a book; God is the pen.
Michael Meade
Living myth is about the experience of the waters parting again in the here and now. As a critical moment opens before us the spirit of life and genius of the soul speaks to us and through us. What was about to crush us suddenly parts before us and we shoot forward with the sudden vitality of life, fueled by the living imagination needed to survive.
Michael Meade
Fate and destiny are close woven within us and near them can be found the true genius of our lives.
Michael Meade
The real education is when you awaken and nourish and guide the inner spirit, this inner genius. The community grows from the giving of the gifts of the people in it, which is really giving from the genius.
Michael R. LeGault
Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it.
Mike Norton
Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.
Mohadesa Najumi
I don't trust anybody who isn't a little bit neurotic
Mohadesa Najumi
Life is a useless passion, an exciting journey of a mammal in survival mode. Each day is a miracle, a blessing unexplored and the more you immerse yourself in light, the less you will feel the darkness. There is more to life than nothingness. And cynicism. And nihilism. And selfishness. And glorious isolation. Be selfish with yourself, but live your life through your immortal acts, acts that engrain your legacy onto humanity. Transcend your fears and follow yourself into the void instead of letting yourself get eaten up by entropy and decay. Freedom is being yourself without permission. Be soft and leave a lasting impression on everybody you meet
Mohadesa Najumi
You are not always right. It's not always about being right. The best thing you can offer others is understanding. Being an active listener is about more than just listening, it is about reciprocating and being receptive to somebody else. Everybody has woes. Nobody is safe from pain. However, we all suffer in different ways. So learn to adapt to each person, know your audience and reserve yourself for people who have earned the depths of you
Mohadesa Najumi
I am a habitual rule-breaker
Mohadesa Najumi
I take it as a compliment when somebody calls me crazy. I would be offended if I was one of the sheeple, one of the sleepwalkers in the matrix or part of the collective hallucination we call 'normal
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Marketing is so powerful that it can make even an extremely untalented musician a one-hundred-hits wonder.
Neal Stephenson
We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds.
Ogwo David Emenike
Perform your task and I shall know you. Perform your task and your genius shall befriend the more.
Oscar Levant
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Oscar Wilde
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde
Beauty is a form of Genius--is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.
Oscar Wilde
Genie währt länger als Schönheit.
Phil Dourado
Simple is clever. Complicated just means you haven't been clever enough to reduce 'it' to its essence.
Rana Dasgupta
How many stopped-up men and women does it take to produce one Einstein? Ten? A thousand? A hundred thousand? ... So this is what Einstein meant when he looked me in the eye that day and said, I would be nothing without you. It was not success he saw written in my face. He saw, rather, that I would never accomplish anything at all.
Raymond S. Moore
[Homeschooling]...recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.
Rick Rosner
It's hard to pin down what my actual [IQ] score might be. It's silly to think that people even have one set IQ and that it's precisely measurable. My lowest scores probably reflect less than my maximum effort, and my highest scores probably grant me some extra points due to crazily high levels of diligence plus vast experience with these tests. It doesn't really matter unless we want to turn IQ testing into a reality show sport.
Robert G. Ingersoll
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Kindness is strength. Good-nature is often mistaken for virtue, and good health sometimes passes for genius. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm. Intelligence is not the foundation of arrogance. Insolence is not logic. Epithets are the arguments of malice.
Robert Musil
For a long time now a hint of aversion had lain on everything he did and experienced, a shadow of impotence and loneliness, an all-encompassing distaste for which he could not find the complementary inclination. He felt at times as though he had been born with a talent for which there was at present no objective.
Ross Wetzsteon
It might be said of Miss [Djuna] Barnes, [T.S. Eliot] wrote, who is incontestably one of the most original writers of our time, that never has so much genius been combined with so little talent.
Sam Kean
Never underestimate spite as a motivator for genius.
Scott Stabile
I'm realizing that some of my greatest (or at least most determined) genius lies in my ability to procrastinate.
Sesan Kareem
Genius is 10% talent and 90% hard work
Shannon L. Alder
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Shaun Jeffrey
Anyone can put paint on a canvas, but only a true master can bring the painting to life. Anyone can kill, but only a genius can make murder an art.
Simone Weil
Herein is a capital truth. It is not the natural capacity, the congenital gift, nor is it the effort, the will, the work, which in the intelligence as sway over the energy capable of making it fully efficacious. It is uniquely the desire, that is, the desire for beauty. This desire, given a certain degree of intensity and purity, is the same thing as genius. At all levels it is the same thing as attention. If this were understood, the whole conception of teaching would be quite other than it is. First, one would realize that the intelligence functions only in joy. Intelligence is perhaps even the only one of our faculties to which joy is indispensible. The absence of joy asphyxiates it.
Sneha Abraham
Being smart means you learned it well; being stupid means you haven't learned it yet; but true genius means you know it when no one taught it to you.
Srinivasa Ramanujan
{Replying to G. H. Hardy's suggestion that the number of a taxi (1729) was 'dull', showing off his spontaneous mathematical genius}No, it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways, the two ways being 13 + 123 and 93 + 103.
Suzanne Crowley
There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall.
Suzy Kassem
Textbook intelligence is not true intelligence. It only marks a man good at memorization.
Suzy Kassem
The best minds come from the most unexpected faces and places. There is no image for intelligence or genius. Genius is something that cannot be seen. It cannot be produced or manufactured. It is something that even the true genius thinks is unattainable. The genius recognizes he's just a small pea in a sea of infinite atoms. Knowledge is as infinite as the universe. The man who claims to know all, only reveals to all that he really knows nothing.
Suzy Kassem
Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects. Be patient. Just as there are ugly ducklings that turn into beautiful swans, there are rebellious kids and slow learners that turn into serious innovators and hardcore intellectuals.
T.F. Hodge
The 'magic' is the known and unknown quiet, spiritual, invisible thread which links and reveals harmonic elements to a universe of high vibrational sensory. And our beloved Bro. Maurice David knew it's undeniable creative power, from within.
Toba Beta
If there were a master of stupidity in this world, I would really love to listen to his success story.
Truman Capote
A very fine artist can take something quite ordinary and, through sheer artistry and willpower, turn it into a work of art.
W.H. Davies
This man has talent, that man geniusAnd here's the strange and cruel difference:Talent gives pence and his reward is gold,Genius gives gold and gets no more than pence.
Walter de la Mare
That's why I've just gone on … collecting this particular kind of stuff
Walter de la Mare
That's why I've just gone on … collecting this particular kind of stuff
William Hazlitt
The path of genius is free, and its own
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.