The Best Genius quotes

We all know that one entrepreneur who is constantly inspiring us with their words of wisdom. Whether they’re talking about business or life in general, these people always seem to have something insightful to say. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of some of the best genius quotes from entrepreneurs.


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The best genius quotes

1. Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Men of genius are rarely much annoyed by the company of vulgar people. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

3. A genius could be anybody that he wants, but ingenious is always one person at that time. — Matthew Mcconaughey

4. No estimate is more in danger of erroneous calculations than those by which a man computes the force of his own genius. — Samuel Johnson

5. And Beauty is a form of Genius–is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

6. Silence is all the genius a fool has. — Zora Neale Hurston

7. 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

8. Authenticity is a powerful force. Don’t ruin it with an illusion. — K. Melissa Kennedy, The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight

9. I think the Reagan people are superb marketers. Their whole approach to polling, to television, to the symbolism and the rest approaches genius. — Walter F. Mondale

10. I think MacGregor might be a genius. Anyone so oblivious to the horror of the human world must be. — Susan Juby, Alice, I Think

11. Hunger is the handmaid of genius — Mark Twain

12. The civility of the world has reached that pitch that their more moral genius is becoming indispensable, and the quality of this race is to be honored for itself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. Napoleon’s definition of a military genius was, ‘The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy. — Morgan Housel

14. The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect — the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination

15. I have nothing to declare but my genius, and this four–kilo bag of cocaine. — Oscar Wilde

16. You don’t have to be a political genius to sniff the smell of blood in the water. — Rich Galen

17. When we lose twenty pounds… we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty. — Woody Allen

18. All children paint like geniuses. What do we do to them that so quickly dulls this ability? — Pablo Picasso

19. I am a writer… I am a genius of a writer; I have it in me. I am writing the best poems of my life; they will make my name. — Sylvia Plath

20. Genius…means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. — William James

21. Two per cent. is genius, and ninety–eight per cent. is hard work. — Thomas A

22. I’m not a god, I’m not a genius, I’m not a monk, I make non–design for non–consumers. I don’t know if I do exist. — Philippe Starck

23. I have known no man of genius who had not to pay in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual for what the gods had given him. — Max Beerbohm

24. I quite agree with Dr. Nordau’s assertion that all men of genius are insane, but Dr. Nordau forgets that all sane people are idiots. — Oscar Wilde

25. Genius, like gold and precious stones, is chiefly prized because of its rarity. — Mark Twain

26. Writers … I think … live on that fine line between insanity and genius. — Nikki Giovanni

27. Consolation for those moments when you can’t tell whether you’re the divinest genius or the greatest fool in the world. — Virginia Woolf

28. Conan Doyle deluded a century of readers into thinking we’re all deductive geniuses. — Rob Thomas

29. Failure results from broken focus, and an average person with complete unwavering focus can achieve more than a team of geniuses with broken focus. — Mensah Oteh

30. Fear and self–doubt are the greatest killers of personal genius. — Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

31. With the stones we cast at them, geniuses build new roads with them. — Paul Eldridge

32. There is a poem at the heart of things and a mythic story in the heart of each of us. — Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

33. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts — they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

34. There is no any secret to being a genius, all you have to do is be yourself. — Shawn Lukas

35. If I admire my arms, my face, my shoulders, flanks, buttocks against the yellow drawn shades, ––Who shall say I am not the happy genius of my household? — William Carlos Williams

36. Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered–either by themselves or by others.’ — Sean Patrick

37. If you press grapes, wine will pour out; if you crush roses, perfume will pour out; if you afflict the talented, genius will pour out. — Matshona Dhliwayo

38. A genius is a grown–up that did not grow up. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

39. Britain wouldn’t have won the war without its eccentric geniuses. — Sara Sheridan, London Calling

40. There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. — Oscar Levant

41. Genius, like a thunderstorm, comes up against the wind. — Soren Kierkegaard

42. Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. Let us not compare the genius with the clever — ocean with the lake!

44. What is genius or courage without a heart? — Oliver Goldsmith

45. It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work. — Virginia Woolf

46. Stir the world with your skills, shake the world with your talents, move the world with your brilliance, change the world with your genius. — Matshona Dhliwayo

47. From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots. — Mikhail Bakunin

48. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and direct all your energies towards it. — Robin Sharma

49. My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water. — Mark Twain

50. Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite. — Victor Hugo


Genius is a word often used to describe those with extraordinary talents and abilities. It is not just a term used to describe the creative genius of the world’s greatest minds, but also a reminder that everyone has the potential to be a genius. As Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Through these quotes about genius, we can be reminded to keep striving for greatness and to never forget our inner genius.

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