Quotes about Genius

"Mediocrity does not see higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes the genius."

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction.


"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."

Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".


"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


"Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweighs the conscious on a order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden natutal genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part."

Michael J. Gelb (born 1952) is a writer and trainer who specializes in personal development and corporate training seminars. Gelb is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership.


"Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.


"Genius is nothing but continued attention."

Claude Adrien Helvétius (26 January or 26 February 1715 – 26 December 1771) was a French philosopher and littérateur.


"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.