Quotes about Genius

"A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see, and hits it."

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"Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius."

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"A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see, and hits it."

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"Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German scientist, satirist and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany.


"The essence of genius is to know what to overlook."

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


"Genius only means working hard all one's life."

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev also romanized Mendeleyev or Mendeleef (8 February, 1834 – 2 February, 1907) was a Russian chemist and inventor. He is credited as being the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements.


"Genius always finds itself a century too early."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.


"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."

Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. A long-time contributor to "The New Yorker" magazine, he also wrote many famous books for both adults and children.


"Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.