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Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is,
by Alan Colmes

Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is,
you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting -
that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
- Alan Colmes

Little did I know that the last words I would say on
WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say.
- Alan Colmes

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

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

 

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

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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.
- Calvin Coolidge

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

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

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Albert Einstein

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

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society;
as the blazing meteor,
when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself,
but talent instantly recognizes genius.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Every man is a potential genius until he does something.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius...
he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery.
- Otto Weininger

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

It requires genius to make a good pun -
some men of bright parts can't reach it.
- Hannah Cowley

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing
mill cuts down all the knots of genius,
and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.
- Simon Newcomb

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction,
because when you have three or four elements in hand,
you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
- Isaac Stern

I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
- Jonathan Brandis

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
- Edward Dahlberg

Talent does whatever it wants to do.
Genius does only what it can.
- Eugene Delacroix

I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
- Stanley Tucci

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant,
of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
- Marston Morse

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to
have a man's form of genius in you,
and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
- George Eliot

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
- Ezra Pound

We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots
with ideas twenty years later.
- Louis Aragon

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly
grows unconsciously into genius.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to
escape whatever people are expecting of them.
Otherwise you become like a factory worker.
- Olivier Martinez

I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.
- Lawrence Welk

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies.
But we need all we can find.
Almost without exception they are disagreeable.
Don't destroy them.
They lay golden eggs.
- David Ogilvy

Genius of a kind has always been with me;
an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality;
an excellent,
strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul.
- Mary MacLane

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure.
The dread of censure is the death of genius.
- William Gilmore Simms

If you hype something and it succeeds,
you're a genius - it wasn't a hype.
If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype.
- Neil Bogart

Innocence in genius, and candor in power,
are both noble qualities.
- Madame de Stael

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
- Man Ray


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