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Genius is eternal patience.

Author: Michelangelo (1474-1564)

Profession: Italian Renaissance Painter, Sculptor

There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and industry.

Author: Don G. Mitchell


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.

Author: Hannah More (1745-1833)

Profession: British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Author: Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)

Profession: Russian-born American Novelist, Poet

It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.

Author: Man Ray (1890-1976)

Profession: American Photographer

The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

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.

Author: Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)

Profession: German Philosopher, Critic, Writer

Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.

Author: Germaine De Stael (1766-1817)

Profession: French-Swiss Novelist

It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.

Author: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Profession: American Author

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genius.

Author: Puzant Kevork Thomajan