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Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
--Dwight Eisenhower 1953 speech

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity
--Thomas Henry Huxley

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.
--Mozart

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Genius is there in all of us, just waiting for us to tap into it"
--Robert R. Toth, from Sculptor is motivated by greatness. Salisbury Post 6/19/03

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
--Arthur Koestler

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
--Joseph Addison English poet, essayist, and playwright

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius
--Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
--Malcolm Cowley

Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
--Elbert Hubbard

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race
--Calvin Coolidge

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me; leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy, and my plain dealing; 'tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself.
--Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English author

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
--Lao-Tzu

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
--Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
--Albert Einstein

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
--Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766-1817) French-Swiss woman of letters, novelist

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
--Oscar Levant

Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
--Margot Fonteyn (1919-____) English dancer

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
--Apple Computer Advertisement

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days...What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

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