What is pornography to one man is the laughter of genius to another.
D.H. Lawrence quotes
Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James quotes
Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Ezra Pound quotes
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Lee Runbeck quotes
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. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success. As the tide goes out, so it comes clear in. In business, sometimes, prospects may seem darkest when really they are on the turn. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Elbert Hubbard quotes
The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions -- which time and mediocrity can solve.
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.
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.
Talk not of genius baffled, Genius is master of man. Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.