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A genius is a person who is seeing further and probing deeper than other people has a different set of ethical valuations from their and has energy enough to give effect to this extra vision and its valuations in whatever manner best suits his or her
George Bernard Shaw
A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.
Charles Caleb Colton
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Samuel Johnson
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Common sense is as rare as genius, - is the basis of genius
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
George Bernard Shaw
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy
Havelock Ellis
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
Edgard Varese
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Joseph Joubert
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
Alexander Pope
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!
Thomas Alva Edison
Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.
Samuel Butler
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the future
Victor Hugo
Genius is born, not paid.
Oscar Wilde
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