65 Best Genius Quotes On Success In Life

These genius quotes will inspire you. Genius, exceptional intellectual or creative power, or other natural ability.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging genius quotes, genius sayings, and genius proverbs.

Inspirational Genius Quotes

  1. “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  2. “Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.” ~ Henry Ford
  3. “The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.” ~ George Steiner
  4. “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  5. “Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  6. “To see things in the seed, that is genius.” ~ Laozi
  7. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  8. “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.” ~ Thomas Huxley

  9. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” ~ Albert Einstein
  10. “The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect; the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  11. “It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are.” ~ Jim Shepard
  12. “Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.” ~ Ezra Pound

  13. “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. “excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  15. “It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.” ~ Gertrude Stein
  16. “Passion is the genesis of genius.” ~ Tony Robbins

  17. “Every true genius is bound to be naive.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  18. “Genius is supposed to be a power of producing excellences which are put of the reach of the rules of art: a power which no precepts can teach, and which no industry can acquire.” ~ Joshua Reynolds
  19. “There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” ~ Aristotle
  20. “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” ~ Albert Einstein

  21. “Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  22. “Execution is the chariot of genius.” ~ William Blake
  23. “First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Genius quotes about love
  24. “Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  25. “This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  26. “Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  27. “You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” ~ Michael Dell , Genius quotes about success
  28. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

  29. “The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.” ~ Robert Schumann
  30. “It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.” ~ Margaret Fuller
  31. “Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  32. “Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  33. “Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” ~ Henry Van Dyke
  34. “Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  35. “With the offspring of genius, the law of parturition is reversed; the throes are in the conception, the pleasure in the birth.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  36. “The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.” ~ Stendhal
  37. “Genius is talent provided with ideals.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  38. “Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent – the power to do the right thing the first time.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  39. “The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.” ~ Arthur Koestler
  40. “We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” ~ Shakti Gawain
  41. “Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.” ~ Robert Breault , Genius quotes about life
  42. “Genius must be born, and never can be taught.” ~ John Dryden

  43. “People ask how I think up my thoughts. Mostly I think them up while reading Paul Simon’s lyrics.” ~ Robert Breault
  44. “There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs –apart from discernment –a certain greatness to find him.” ~ Margot Asquith
  45. “A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  46. “Genius is the power of carrying the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  47. “Steady work turns genius to a loom.” ~ George Eliot
  48. “Genius is to other gifts what the carbuncle is to the precious stones. It sends forth its own light, whereas other stones only reflect borrowed light.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  49. “Every age might perhaps produce one or two geniuses, if they were not sunk under the censure and obloquy of plodding, servile, imitating pedants.” ~ Jonathan Swift
  50. “Genius is clairvoyant.” ~ Abel Stevens

  51. “There are two kinds of genius. The first and highest may be said to speak out of the eternal to the present, and must compel its age to understand it; the second understands its age, and tells it what it wishes to be told.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  52. “What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  53. “True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie” ~ Puzant Kevork Thomajan
  54. “The poets scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.” ~ Edmund Spenser
  55. “Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.” ~ Edward Gibbon

  56. “All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly.” ~ Alexander H. Stephens
  57. “Genius is a plodding intellect, incapable of dreaming up the obstacles that stop the rest of us.” ~ Robert Breault
  58. “Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.” ~ Isaac D’Israeli
  59. “Genius is mainly an affair of energy.” ~ Matthew Arnold

  60. “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, as we all know.” ~ Mackenzie Phillips
  61. “Before I was a genius I was a drudge.” ~ Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  62. “Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  63. “We measure genius by quality, not by quantity.” ~ Wendell Phillips

  64. “A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” ~ James Joyce
  65. “Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

Summary: Genius, an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.

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