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Alexander Hamilton Stephens Quotes and Sayings

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All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand,
I study it profoundly.
- Alexander Hamilton Stephens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
you have to sit around so much doing nothing,
really doing nothing.
- Gertrude Stein

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

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting.
Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.
- John Denham

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
- James Russell Lowell

The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate
themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a
skill bordering on genius.
- Guy de Maupassant

Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is
the coronation of the few.
- Margaret E. Sangster

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- An Wang

Every positive value has its price in negative terms...
the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
- Pablo Picasso

Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
- Janet Flanner

People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it,
they work in it because they excel.
- William Hazlitt

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
- Robert Lynd

If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules,
but if not - and the odds are against it -
go to your desk no matter what your mood,
face the icy challenge of the paper -
write.
- J. B. Priestley

I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius.
I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
- Adam Savage

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q.
of 60.
- Gore Vidal

Talent is a flame.
Genius is a fire.
- Bern Williams

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the
variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of
human genius will never exhaust.
- Igor Stravinsky

David Ortiz is a genius.
He's incredible to watch.
Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
- Juliana Hatfield

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
- Henri Bergson

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

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things.
He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs.
I thought it was just one of those great lines.
- Beck

The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later.
- Louis Aragon

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

Intelligence recognizes what has happened.
Genius recognizes what will happen.
- John Ciardi

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable,
you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong,
and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
- John Henry Newman

Man as an individual is a genius.
But men in the mass form the headless monster,
a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
- Charlie Chaplin

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths;
genius,
never.
And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason,
is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.
- Cesare Lombroso

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
- Robert Blair


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