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1. “Schopenhauer said only men had the total objectivity necessary for genius, and that you only had to look at a woman’s shape to see that she wasn’t intended for much mental or physical work.”

Tags : Arthur Schopenhauer Genius Mysogyny Schopenhauer Sexism Sexist Women Women S Rights
Author : Jacky Fleming
Source : The Trouble With Women

2. “Darwin said if you made a list of eminent men, next of a list of eminent women, it was obvious that men were better at everything.”

Tags : Charles Darwin Darwin Genius Mysogyny Sexism Sexist Women S Rights
Author : Jacky Fleming
Source : The Trouble With Women

3. “An exceedingly confident student would in theory make a terrible student. Why would he take school seriously when he feels that he can outwit his teachers?”

Tags : Arrogance Attention Attention Span Confidence Ego Genius Gifted Humility Imagination Learning Pride School Students Teaching Theory
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

4. “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

Tags : Genius Gifts Mediocrity Recognition Sherlock Holmes Talent
Source : The Valley of Fear

5. “I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity.”

Tags : Angels Genius Hell Insanity Torment
Author : William Blake

6. “He challenged the world with his genius, and the world defeated him by ignoring the challenge and starving him. He stopped writing because he had failed and because he had no choice but to accept the world’s terms: there is no mystery here. This was not insanity, but common sense.”

Tags : Defeat Failure Genius
Source : The Shorter Novels of Herman Melville: Benito Cereno/Bartleby the Scrivener/The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles/Billy Budd, Foretopman

7. “You failed -your fart was not silent, my nose heard it's deafening noise.”

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8. “L'essere umano è davvero una creatura straordinaria. Ha scoperto il fuoco, edificato città, scritto magnifiche poesie, dato interpretazioni del mondo, inventato mitologie etc... Ma allo stesso tempo non ha smesso di fare la guerra ai suoi simili, non ha smesso di ingannarsi, di distruggere l'ambiente circostante. La somma algebrica fra vigore intellettuale e coglioneria dà un risultato quasi nullo. Dunque, decidendo di parlare di imbecillità, rendiamo in un certo senso omaggio a questa creatura che è per metà geniale, per metà imbecille”

Tags : Essere Umano Genialità Genius Human Being Stupidity Stupidità
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : Non sperate di liberarvi dei libri

9. “If there were a master of stupidity in this world, I would really love to listen to his success story.”

Tags : Genius Life Listen Love Master Story Stupidity Success World
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

10. “Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects. Be patient. Just as there are ugly ducklings that turn into beautiful swans, there are rebellious kids and slow learners that turn into serious innovators and hardcore intellectuals.”

Tags : Children Education Genius Intelligence Kids Learner Learning School Slow Smart Stupid Stupidity Subjects
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

11. “There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall.”

Tags : Genius Stupidity Wisdom
Source : The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous

12. “Incredibly intelligent people always seem odd to those who are not as sharp.”

Tags : Genius Genius Writers Geniuses Intelligence Intelligence Quotient Stupidity Stupidity Quotes Wisdom
Source : Why Not-World

13. “When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."[Thoughts on Various Subjects]”

Tags : Dunces Genius Stupidity
Source : Abolishing Christianity and Other Essays

14. “Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of.”

Tags : Brain College Creativity Development Genius Humility Intelligence Learning Pride Shame
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

15. “Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.”

Tags : Articulate Articulation Babble Babbling Cleverness Comprehension Genius Greater Intelligence Nature Philosobabble Simple Simple Truth Simplicity Truth Vivid Wisdom Wit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

16. “Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.”

Tags : Complexity Fool Genius Simplicity
Author : Pete Seeger

17. “In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.”

Tags : Brilliance Determination Faith First Impression Fool Foolish Genius Geniuses Glance Illusion Mistaken Mistaken Identity Misunderstood Originality Perseverance Risk Taking Risks Wheels
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

18. “Even if there are instances in which it can be mistook by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool.”

Tags : Deceit Excuses Fool Genius Honesty Misunderstood Nonsense Self Deception
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

19. “Kindness is strength. Good-nature is often mistaken for virtue, and good health sometimes passes for genius. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm. Intelligence is not the foundation of arrogance. Insolence is not logic. Epithets are the arguments of malice.”

Tags : Anger Arrogance Epithets Genius Good Nature Insolence Intelligence Kindness Logic Malice Serene Strength Virtue
Source : The Christian Religion An Enquiry

20. “There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”

Tags : Genius Humor Insanity
Author : Oscar Levant

21. “I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.”

Tags : Affection Attraction Fantasy Funny Funny But True Gallant Genius Humor Imagine Men Otherworld Swordsman Wise Wizard Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

22. “Christianity, like genius, is one of the hardest concepts to forgive. We hear what we want to hear and accept what we want to accept, for the most part, simply because there is nothing more offensive than feeling like you have to re-evaluate your own train of thought and purpose in life. You have to die to an extent in your hunger for faith, for wisdom, and quite frankly, most people aren't ready to die.”

Tags : Apologetics Changing Christianity Concepts Controversy Evangelism Faith Forgiveness Genius Life Misunderstood Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Religion Salvation Spirituality Theology Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

23. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”

Tags : Genius Imperfection Incompleteness Shudder Silence
Source : Marginalia

24. “A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old.”

Tags : Fairies Genius Humor
Author : Eoin Colfer
Source : Artemis Fowl

25. “A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might be a genius. Why else can no amount of sleeping pills fell my brain? But in the morning my daughter asks me what a cloud is and I cannot say.”

Tags : Brain Clouds Genius Knowledge Sleep Sleeping Sleepless Sleeplessness
Author : Jenny Offill
Source : Dept. of Speculation

26. “Compare King William with the philosopher Haeckel. The king is one of the anointed by the most high, as they claim—one upon whose head has been poured the divine petroleum of authority. Compare this king with Haeckel, who towers an intellectual colossus above the crowned mediocrity. Compare George Eliot with Queen Victoria. The Queen is clothed in garments given her by blind fortune and unreasoning chance, while George Eliot wears robes of glory woven in the loom of her own genius.The world is beginning to pay homage to intellect, to genius, to heart.We have advanced. We have reaped the benefit of every sublime and heroic self-sacrifice, of every divine and brave act; and we should endeavor to hand the torch to the next generation, having added a little to the intensity and glory of the flame.”

Tags : Advance Benefit Bravery Chance Colossus Eliot Ernst Haeckel Genius George Eliot Glory Haeckel Heart Heroic Homage Intellect King William Queen Victoria Sacrifice Sublime
Source : The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

27. “The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths – meaning they would be geniuses in a wide variety of fields.”

Tags : Author Genius Genius Writers Geniuses Higher Intelligence Intelligence Orphanage Orphans Polymath Thriller
Author : James Morcan
Source : The Ninth Orphan

28. “The first ingredient to being wrong is to claim that you are right. Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind.”

Tags : Admiration Detested Disruption Disturbance Genius Ingredients Peace Of Mind Questioning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

29. “I don't often agree with me either; there's much, in fact, with which I disagree. But that's probably because I'm so dashed ingenious that I haven't a clue what I'm saying.”

Tags : Agreement Debate Genius Paradox
Author : Rodney Ulyate

30. “No institute of science and technology can guarantee discoveries or inventions, and we cannot plan or command a work of genius at will. But do we give sufficient thought to the nurture of the young investigator, to providing the right atmosphere and conditions of work and full opportunity for development? It is these things that foster invention and discovery.”

Tags : Atmosphere Development Discovery Foster Genius Invention Nurture Opportunity Science Technology Work
Author : J.R.D. Tata

31. “I picture the vast realm of the sciences as an immense landscape scattered with patches of dark and light. The goal towards which we must work is either to extend the boundaries of the patches of light, or to increase their number. One of these tasks falls to the creative genius; the other requires a sort of sagacity combined with perfectionism.”

Tags : Boundaries Creative Dark Genius Goal Immense Landscape Light Perfectionism Picture Realm Sagacity Science Task Vast Work
Author : Denis Diderot
Source : Thoughts on the Interpretation of Nature and Other Philosophical Works

32. “I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”

Tags : Brain Cognition Compassion Control Creative Creative Genius Creativity Disorder Driving Genius Illness Intelligence Knowledge Mental Mental Illness Pain Psychopath Schizophrenia Self Control Sorrow Sympathy Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

33. “Explore your inner creative genius through the medium you love and enjoy the journey!”

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Author : Ken Poirot
Source : Go Viral!: The Social Media Secret to Get Your Name Posted and Shared All Over the World!

34. “The anti-life of [Jerry Falwell] proves only one thing: that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and truth in this country if you'll just get yourself called Reverend. People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup.”

Tags : Abortion Christian Church Crime Dogma Eye Opening Faith Free Thinkers Freedom Genius Liberty Morality Offenses Pastor Pro Choice Pro Life Religion Religious Republican Reverend Sad Truth Separation Of Church And State Spirituality Terrorism Truth

35. “Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”

Tags : At One Body Discover Potentials Discovered Discovery Of Oneself Etymology Explore Explored Exploring Genius Inspire Journey Living Old French Passion Roaming Roman Payne Soul The Self Traveling Abroad Traveling Alone Traveling Around The World Traveller Wanderer Wanderers Wanderess Quote Wandering Wanderlove Wayfarer Work
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

36. “Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.”

Tags : Discover Discoveries Discovery Genius Genius Thinkers Power Of The Brain Power Of The Mind Power Of Thoughts Thought Thoughtful Thoughtfulness Thoughts Thoughts Of The Mind
Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

37. “This century will be called Darwin's century. He was one of the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more of the phenomena of life than all of the religious teachers. Write the name of Charles Darwin on the one hand and the name of every theologian who ever lived on the other, and from that name has come more light to the world than from all of those. His doctrine of evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only stated, but he has demonstrated, that the inspired writer knew nothing of this world, nothing of the origin of man, nothing of geology, nothing of astronomy, nothing of nature; that the Bible is a book written by ignorance--at the instigation of fear. Think of the men who replied to him. Only a few years ago there was no person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin, and the more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task. He was held up to the ridicule, the scorn and contempt of the Christian world, and yet when he died, England was proud to put his dust with that of her noblest and her grandest. Charles Darwin conquered the intellectual world, and his doctrines are now accepted facts. His light has broken in on some of the clergy, and the greatest man who to-day occupies the pulpit of one of the orthodox churches, Henry Ward Beecher, is a believer in the theories of Charles Darwin--a man of more genius than all the clergy of that entire church put together....The church teaches that man was created perfect, and that for six thousand years he has degenerated. Darwin demonstrated the falsity of this dogma. He shows that man has for thousands of ages steadily advanced; that the Garden of Eden is an ignorant myth; that the doctrine of original sin has no foundation in fact; that the atonement is an absurdity; that the serpent did not tempt, and that man did not 'fall.'Charles Darwin destroyed the foundation of orthodox Christianity. There is nothing left but faith in what we know could not and did not happen. Religion and science are enemies. One is a superstition; the other is a fact. One rests upon the false, the other upon the true. One is the result of fear and faith, the other of investigation and reason.”

Tags : Astronomy Atonement Biology Charles Darwin Clergy Darwin England Evolution Fact Garden Of Eden Genius Geology Investigation Myth Nature Origin Of Species Original Sin Orthodox Orthodox Christianity Reason Science Superstition Survival Of The Fittest True
Source : Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll: Including His Letters on the Chinese God--Is Suicide a Sin?--The Right to One's Life--Etc. Etc. Etc, Volume 2

38. “It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.”

Tags : Genius Humor

39. “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

Tags : Aristotle Genius Great Minds Madness
Author : Aristotle

40. “Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.”

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41. “Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.”

Tags : Genius
Source : The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

42. “The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work.”

Tags : Genius Hard Worker

43. “I'm a misunderstood genius.""What's misunderstood?""Nobody thinks I'm a genius.”

Tags : Calvin And Hobbes Genius Misunderstood

44. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

Tags : Complexity Elegance Genius Inspirational Simplicity Violence

45. “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”

Tags : Genius Humour Oscar Wilde
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde

46. “But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”

Tags : Genius Humor Laughter Philosophy
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

47. “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so thatwithout the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”

Tags : Creativity Genius Poem In Your Pocket Day
Author : Pearl S. Buck

48. “When you make a choice, you change the future.”

Tags : Choice Choosing Future Genius Life Mind Wisdom
Author : Deepak Chopra

49. “The Genius Of The Crowdthere is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the averagehuman being to supply any given army on any given dayand the best at murder are those who preach against itand the best at hate are those who preach loveand the best at war finally are those who preach peacethose who preach god, need godthose who preach peace do not have peacethose who preach peace do not have lovebeware the preachersbeware the knowersbeware those who are always reading booksbeware those who either detest povertyor are proud of itbeware those quick to praisefor they need praise in returnbeware those who are quick to censorthey are afraid of what they do not knowbeware those who seek constant crowds forthey are nothing alonebeware the average man the average womanbeware their love, their love is averageseeks averagebut there is genius in their hatredthere is enough genius in their hatred to kill youto kill anybodynot wanting solitudenot understanding solitudethey will attempt to destroy anythingthat differs from their ownnot being able to create artthey will not understand artthey will consider their failure as creatorsonly as a failure of the worldnot being able to love fullythey will believe your love incompleteand then they will hate youand their hatred will be perfectlike a shining diamondlike a knifelike a mountainlike a tigerlike hemlocktheir finest art”

Tags : Crowd Genius

50. “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”

Tags : Genius Love

51. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”

Tags : Ambition Business Calling Career Commitment Determination Dreams Entrepreneur Faith Genius Hobbies Insanity Living Passion Patience Peace Perfection Perfectionist Perseverance Persistence Power Priorities Risk Sanity Strategy Strength Success
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

52. “Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”

Tags : Art Genius Obsession Passion
Author : Claude Monet

53. “The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.”

Tags : Genius Honor

54. “People like me are aware of their so-called genius at ten, eight, nine. . . . I always wondered, ``Why has nobody discovered me?'' In school, didn't they see that I'm cleverer than anybody in this school? That the teachers are stupid, too? That all they had was information that I didn't need? I got fuckin' lost in being at high school. I used to say to me auntie ``You throw my fuckin' poetry out, and you'll regret it when I'm famous, '' and she threw the bastard stuff out. I never forgave her for not treating me like a fuckin' genius or whatever I was, when I was a child. It was obvious to me. Why didn't they put me in art school? Why didn't they train me? Why would they keep forcing me to be a fuckin' cowboy like the rest of them? I was different I was always different. Why didn't anybody notice me? A couple of teachers would notice me, encourage me to be something or other, to draw or to paint - express myself. But most of the time they were trying to beat me into being a fuckin' dentist or a teacher”

Tags : Genius
Author : John Lennon

55. “To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiveness Genius
Author : Joyce Cary

56. “Beauty is a form of Genius--is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.”

Tags : Beauty Genius
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

57. “These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.”

Tags : Carpe Diem Challenge Genius Heroism Intelligence Trial Trying Times
Author : Abigail Adams

58. “Genius inspires resentment. A sad fact of life.”

Tags : Genius
Author : Eoin Colfer
Source : The Time Paradox

59. “E=mc2”

Tags : Genius
Source : The Theory of Relativity and Other Essays

60. “Never underestimate spite as a motivator for genius.”

Tags : Genius Science Spite
Author : Sam Kean
Source : The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

61. “…because talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing.”

Tags : Genius Little Women Louisa May Alcott Talent
Source : Little Women

62. “It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.”

Tags : Genius Little Women Louisa May Alcott Talent
Source : Little Women

63. “If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.”

Tags : Alone Einstein Foolish Genius Hypothesis Lone Lone Wolf Loneliness Lonely Loners Perseverance Represent Solitary Solitude Symbol Symbolism Theory Truth Wisdom Wise Wise Man Wolf
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

64. “Marketing is so powerful that it can make even an extremely untalented musician a one-hundred-hits wonder.”

Tags : Able Accomplished Advertising Aphorisms Aphorist Branding Competent Consummate Crack Deft Funny Hits Marketers Musician Muso One Hit Wonder Personal Branding Playlists Sales Skill Skillful Talented Technique Top Forty Ungifted Untalented

65. “Robert Ingersoll's character was as nearly perfect as it is possible for the character of mortal man to be... none sweeter or nobler had ever blessed the world. The example of his life was of more value to posterity than all the sermons that were ever written on the doctrine of original sin... The genius for humor and wit and satire of a Voltaire, a wide amplitude of imagination, and a greatness of heart and brain that placed him upon an equal footing with the greatest thinkers of antiquity. He stands, at the close of his career, the first great reformer of the age.{Thomas' words at the funeral of the great Robert Ingersoll}”

Tags : Antiquity Bless Blessing Character Example Greatest Honor Humor Ingersoll Life Man Mortal Noble Original Sin Perfection Posterity Praise Robert Ingersoll Sweet Value Voltaire Wit

66. “Some people today are wandering generalities instead of meaningful specifics because they have failed to discover and mine the wealth of potentials in them.”

Tags : Computer Genius Gift Higherlife Human Resources Ipad Iphone Leadership Potential Spirit Talent Torch Wisdom

67. “You are vain and wicked- as a genius should be.”

Tags : Genius Vanity Wickedness
Author : Günter Grass
Source : The Tin Drum

68. “To wander is to be alive.”

Tags : Alive Genius Inspirational Life Labor Love Europa Nafsica Painful Roam Roaming Self Discovery Suffer Survive Travailler Travel Quotes Traveler Traveling Abroad Wanderers Wanderess Quote Wanderlove Wandran Words
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

69. “Within the universe of the extraordinary, those qualities we designate to human concepts of gender are often shared, exchanged, or even completely obliterated. Because of this mixture of traits, these twins called Genius and Madness often appear to be the same thing. They both have a tendency to blur the lines of what we call norms, or established reality. They both, when we study that grand tapestry known as history and modern-day society, tend to stand out in much bolder relief than other figures.-- from Dancing with Madness, Dancing with Genius”

Tags : Creativity Gender Equality Genius Giftedness Good And Evil Madness
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

70. “Over recent years, [there's been] a strong tendency to require assessment of children and teachers so that [teachers] have to teach to tests and the test determines what happens to the child, and what happens to the teacher...that's guaranteed to destroy any meaningful educational process: it means the teacher cannot be creative, imaginative, pay attention to individual students' needs, that a student can't pursue things [...] and the teacher's future depends on it as well as the students'...the people who are sitting in the offices, the bureaucrats designing this - they're not evil people, but they're working within a system of ideology and doctrines, which turns what they're doing into something extremely harmful [...] the assessment itself is completely artificial; it's not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who reach their potential, explore their creative interests and so on [...] you're getting some kind of a 'rank,' but it's a 'rank' that's mostly meaningless, and the very ranking itself is harmful. It's turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving a rank, not into doing things that are valuable and important.It's highly destructive...in, say, elementary education, you're training kids this way [...] I can see it with my own children: when my own kids were in elementary school (at what's called a good school, a good-quality suburban school), by the time they were in third grade, they were dividing up their friends into 'dumb' and 'smart.' You had 'dumb' if you were lower-tracked, and 'smart' if you were upper-tracked [...] it's just extremely harmful and has nothing to do with education. Education is developing your own potential and creativity. Maybe you're not going to do well in school, and you'll do great in art; that's fine. It's another way to live a fulfilling and wonderful life, and one that's significant for other people as well as yourself. The whole idea is wrong in itself; it's creating something that's called 'economic man': the 'economic man' is somebody who rationally calculates how to improve his/her own status, and status means (basically) wealth. So you rationally calculate what kind of choices you should make to increase your wealth - don't pay attention to anything else - or maybe maximize the amount of goods you have.What kind of a human being is that? All of these mechanisms like testing, assessing, evaluating, measuring...they force people to develop those characteristics. The ones who don't do it are considered, maybe, 'behavioral problems' or some other deviance [...] these ideas and concepts have consequences. And it's not just that they're ideas, there are huge industries devoted to trying to instill them...the public relations industry, advertising, marketing, and so on. It's a huge industry, and it's a propaganda industry. It's a propaganda industry designed to create a certain type of human being: the one who can maximize consumption and can disregard his actions on others. It's massive, and it starts with infants.”

Tags : Art Book Brilliant Classical Conservative Creativity Democrat Education Eye Opening Film Genius Greed In Plain Sight Intelligence Interview Liberal Literature Music Obvious Truths Progressive Reform School Standardized Testing
Author : Noam Chomsky

71. “She will try to find the nice way to exercise intelligence. But intelligence is not ladylike. Intelligence is full of excesses. Rigorous intelligene abhors sentimentality, and women must be sentimental to value the dreadful silliness of the men around them. Morbid intelligence abhors the cheery sunlight of positive thinking and eternal sweetness; and women must be sunlight and cheery and sweet, or the woman could not bribe her way with smiles through a day. Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized. Any vital intelligence has passionate questions, aggressive answers; but women cannot be explorers; there can be no Lewis or Clark of the female mind.”

Tags : Double Standard Genius Intelligence Sexism Women

72. “What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.”

Tags : Complex Creative Different Difficulties Distinction Envy Genius Genius Distinction Independent Independent Thought Inferiority Inferiority Complex Intimidating Misunderstanding Odd Privacy Self Sufficiency Simplicity Superiority
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

73. “The word "travel" comes from the Old French word "travail" (or "travailler"), which means "to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience." ("Travel," thus, is "a painful and laborious journey"). Whereas "to wander" comes from the West Germanic word "wandran," which simply means "to roam about." There is no labor or torment in "wandering." There is only "roaming." Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”

Tags : Activity Arduous Being Alive Etymology Experience Exploration Human Living Nafsica Old French Roaming Soul Suffer Survival The Love Of Europa Tormenting Travail Traveler Wander Wanderlust Word Meanings Words
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

74. “All geniuses die young.”

Tags : Die Genius Young
Author : Groucho Marx

75. “We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds.”

Tags : Athletes Athleticism Brainiac Brains Bravery Breed Caveman Complexity Future Gatherer Geeks Genius Hospital Humanity Hunter Hunter Gatherer Intelligence Intensive Care Mastery Nerds Patients Society Technology
Source : Seveneves

76. “Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.”

Tags : Alone Bare Bloom Creative Creativity Cultivate Endure Faith Forest Genesis Genius Grow Hero Legend Loneliness Originality Plant Rain Solitude Weather
Author : Mike Norton
Source : White Mountain

77. “I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon.”

Tags : Brilliance Creation Creation Of God Fortitude Genius Goals God Ingenious Ingenuity Jesus Potential Respecting Yourself Tenacity

78. “When we set about accounting for a Napoleon or a Shakespeare or a Raphael or a Wagner or an Edison or other extraordinary person, we understand that the measure of his talent will not explain the whole result, nor even the largest part of it; no, it is the atmosphere in which the talent was cradled that explains; it is the training it received while it grew, the nurture it got from reading, study, example, the encouragement it gathered from self-recognition and recognition from the outside at each stage of its development: when we know all these details, then we know why the man was ready when his opportunity came.”

Tags : Encouragement Extraordinary Genius Learning Napoleon Bonaparte Nurture Raphael Richard Wagner Study Talent Thomas Edison Training William Shakespeare
Author : Mark Twain
Source : How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson and Other Tales of Rebellious Girls and Daring Young Women

79. “Manners without sincerity, is called polite society”

Tags : Absurd Brilliant Comedy Funny Genius Humor Inspirational Irreverent Humor Manners Polite Sincerity Society
Author : Josh Stern
Source : And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

80. “Color me....BRILLIANT.”

Tags : Artist Genius Jamie Weise Love Passionate Living Passions Writers

81. “Life is a very brief candle especially when you burn it at both ends”

Tags : Both Brilliant Butrn Ends Funny Genius Humor Life Tried Candle
Author : Josh Stern
Source : And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

82. “Our talents are living things, we give birth to them, nourish them till they grow and become immortal.”

Tags : Artistry Birth Brain Power Brilliance Eternity Flair Forever Genius Growth Immortal Immortality Infinite Legacy Living Things Nourishment Nurture Nurturing Subtle Talent Talents Touch Wisdom Wit

83. “Naive people tend to generalize people as—-good, bad, kind, or evil based on their actions. However, even the smartest person in the world is not the wisest or the most spiritual, in all matters. We are all flawed. Maybe, you didn’t know a few of these things about Einstein, but it puts the notion of perfection to rest. Perfection doesn’t exist in anyone. Nor, does a person’s mistakes make them less valuable to the world. 1. He divorced the mother of his children, which caused Mileva, his wife, to have a break down and be hospitalized.2.He was a ladies man and was known to have had several affairs; infidelity was listed as a reason for his divorce.3.He married his cousin.4.He had an estranged relationship with his son.5. He had his first child out of wedlock.6. He urged the FDR to build the Atom bomb, which killed thousands of people.7. He was Jewish, yet he made many arguments for the possibility of God. Yet, hypocritically he did not believe in the Jewish God or Christianity. He stated, “I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”

Tags : Arrogance Be Not Ashamed Be Proud Commonsense Debates Do The Right Thing Educated Einstein Expectations Facts History Lame Life Mission Philosophers Philosophy Reason Reasoning Religion Research Self Righteous Studying Theology Truth Unfair High Standards Wisdom

84. “I place my fingers upon these keys typing 2,000 dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language.”

Tags : Aberjhani Books Creativity Determination Dreams Endurance Famous Authors Famous Quotes From Classic Books Genius Jack Kerouac Language Literary Inspiration Literature Nanowrimo National Poetry Month Prolific Authors The Writing Life Words Writers Writers And Writing
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

85. “The best minds come from the most unexpected faces and places. There is no image for intelligence or genius. Genius is something that cannot be seen. It cannot be produced or manufactured. It is something that even the true genius thinks is unattainable. The genius recognizes he’s just a small pea in a sea of infinite atoms. Knowledge is as infinite as the universe. The man who claims to know all, only reveals to all that he really knows nothing.”

Tags : Best Minds Genius Intelligence Quotes Suzy Kassem Universe
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

86. “Flawless and faultless outcomes are not products of lawless and careless people. No lawless person is a genuine innovator. To your skillfulness, add good manners; to your willfulness, add carefulness!”

Tags : Behavior Behaviour Careless Careless People Fault Faultless Flawless Food For Thought Genius Genuine Good Manners Innovate Innovation Invent Israelmore Ayivor Law Lawless Skillful Skillfulness Skills Will Willfulness Willing Willingness
Source : Daily Drive 365

87. “I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.”

Tags : Chanel Designer Fashion Genius Icon Karl Lagerfeld Life Multinational One Man People Phenomenon Quote Quotes

88. “Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.”

Tags : Conquer Genius Heart Intelligence Lion Mind Perseverance Persistence Strength Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

89. “He is an idiot," I said. "One who thinks he's a genius/ They're the most dangerous kind.""No, the most dangerous kind are the ones with power," he said.”

Tags : Aimee Carter Dangerous Delusions Genius Idiots Kitty Doe Mgg Power Queen The Blackcoat Rebellion
Author : Aimee Carter
Source : Queen

90. “Don't let anyone tell you, ever, that this is a zero-sum game. Your genius does not threaten me. It delights and inspires me.”

Tags : Genius Inclusion Inspiration

91. “I must know, he thinks. It must be clear to me. There is a world which is closed to him, a world of shadings, gradations, nuances, and subtleties. He is a genius and yet he is too explicit. June slips between his fingers. You cannot posses without loving.”

Tags : Anais Nin Genius Genius Separateness Love
Author : Anaïs Nin
Source : The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

92. “Abraham Lincoln said, Patents Add Fuel to the Fire of Genius. What the great man did not say is that Too Much Fuel Can Burn the Genius”

Tags : Abraham Lincoln Genius Patents
Source : Road Humps and Sidewalks

93. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”

Tags : Genius Insanity Success Truth

94. “Like almost all of Beefheart's recorded work, [Trout Mask Replica] was not even "ahead" of its time in 1969. Then and now, it stands outside time, trends, fads, hypes, the rise and fall of whole genres eclectic as walking Christmas trees, constituting a genre unto itself: truly, a musical Monolith if ever there was one.”

Tags : Beatles Beefheart Bob Dylan Creativity Genius Intelligence Rock Rock Criticism Rolling Stones Trout Mask Replica
Author : Lester Bangs

95. “Like almost all of Beefheart's recorded work, it was not even "ahead" of its time in 1969. Then and now, it stands outside time, trends, fads, hypes, the rise and fall of whole genres eclectic as walking Christmas trees, constituting a genre unto itself: truly, a musical Monolith if ever there was one.”

Tags : 60S Beatles Beefheart Bob Dylan Captain Beefheart Creativity Criticism Electronica Genius Hard Rock Music Originality Pop Rock Rock Criticism Rock Music Rolling Stones Trout Mask Replica
Author : Lester Bangs

96. “Unimaginative thinking has never produced a genuis”

Tags : Better Courage Essence Failure Forgetting Genius Help Improvement Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspirations Letting Go Life Life And Living Life Lessons Manpower Marriage Reasoning Relations Resolve Self Reliance Strength Thinking Virtue Virtues Win Winners
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

97. “Emotion is always multiplied in the art of a person who doesn't really show much emotion. It once expanded deep within his hidden soul, and following the downplay his audience is blown away.”

Tags : Amazement Downplay Emotion Genius Gift Skill Soul Surprising Talent
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

98. “[On Chopin's Preludes:]"His genius was filled with the mysterious sounds of nature, but transformed into sublime equivalents in musical thought, and not through slavish imitation of the actual external sounds. His composition of that night was surely filled with raindrops, resounding clearly on the tiles of the Charterhouse, but it had been transformed in his imagination and in his song into tears falling upon his heart from the sky. ... The gift of Chopin is [the expression of] the deepest and fullest feelings and emotions that have ever existed. He made a single instrument speak a language of infinity. He could often sum up, in ten lines that a child could play, poems of a boundless exaltation, dramas of unequalled power.”

Tags : Chopin Composition Genius Gift Magic Music Preludes
Author : George Sand
Source : Story of My Life: The Autobiography of George Sand

99. “Geniuses are always marginalized to one degree or another. Someone wholly invested in the status quo is unlikely to disrupt it.”

Tags : Disruption Genius Marginalization Revolutionary Status Quo
Author : Eric Weiner
Source : The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

100. “As we discard a limited mind and a life of limitation to step into the grandness of vastness, we realize infinity itself to be the Guru and all that we do as grace. As we traverse through consciousness that is the Guru, we become the Guru and each thought of ours is perfect in the now, as scriptures. Consciousness is the Guru, the wisdom.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Christian Consciousness Empowerment Genius Guru Hindu Inspirational Intellect Mastery Of Mind Meditation Muslim Mystical Sutras Wisdom Yogic Wisdom
Author : Nandhiji
Source : Mastery of Consciousness: Awaken the Inner Prophet: Liberate Yourself with Yogic Wisdom.

101. “Never stop acquiring the commonsense, it is as good as the knowledge.”

Tags : Acquire Alike Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Clever Common Sense Comparable Comparison General Sense Geniuses Human Indifferentiable Indistinguishable Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Knowledge Knowledge Quotes Motivation Motivational Quotes Never Never Quotes Philosophy Stop Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

102. “Do we take less pride in the possession of our home because its walls were built by some unknown carpenter, its tapestries woven by some unknown weaver on a far Oriental shore, in some antique time? No. We show our home to our friends with the pride as if it were our home, which it is. Why then should we take less pride when reading a book written by some long-dead author? Is it not our book just as much, or even more so, than theirs? So the landowner says, ‘Look at my beautiful home! Isn’t it fine?’ And not, ‘Look at the home so-and-so has built.’ Thus we shouldn’t cry, ‘Look what so-and-so has written. What a genius so-and-so is!’ But rather, ‘Look at what I have read! Am I not a genius? Have I not invented these pages? The walls of this universe, did I not build? The souls of these characters, did I not weave?”

Tags : Books Carpenter Courage Esteem Genius Happiness Home Literature Payne Possessions Pride Self Confidence Self Esteem Soul Writing
Author : Roman Payne

103. “Some days are better than others. The same can be said about people.”

Tags : Ability Able Adept Aptitude Artistry Bent Better Days Ahead Brilliance Dexterity Capable Dexterous Don T Give Up Expert Facility Faculty Strength Flair Forte Genius Gifted Give Up Hope Knack Never Give Up Proficient Skilled Talent Talented Technique Touch

104. “The 'magic' is the known and unknown quiet, spiritual, invisible thread which links and reveals harmonic elements to a universe of high vibrational sensory. And our beloved Bro. Maurice David knew it's undeniable creative power, from within.”

Tags : Band Creator Ewf From Within Funk Fusion Genius Gifted Harmony Magic Maurice David Music R B Rhythm Soul Sound Spirit Transformation Universal Love Vibration Wind Fire Wisdom
Author : T.F. Hodge

105. “Teachers dread nothing so much as unusual characteristics in precocious boys during the initial stages of their adolescence. A certain streak of genius makes an ominous impression on them, for there exists a deep gulf between genius and the teaching profession. Anyone with a touch of genius seems to his teachers a freak from the very first. As far as teachers are concerned, they define young geniuses as those who are bad, disrespectful, smoke at fourteen, fall in love at fifteen, can be found at sixteen hanging out in bars, read forbidden books, write scandalous essays, occasionally stare down a teacher in class, are marked in the attendance book as rebels, and are budding candidates for room-arrest. A schoolmaster will prefer to have a couple of dumbheads in his class than a single genius, and if you regard it objectively, he is of course right. His task is not to produce extravagant intellects but good Latinists, arithmeticians and sober decent folk. The question of who suffers more acutely at the other's hands - the teacher at the boy's, or vice versa - who is more of a tyrant, more of a tormentor, and who profanes parts of the other's soul, student or teacher, is something you cannot examine without remembering your own youth in anger and shame. yet that s not what concerns us here. We have the consolation that among true geniuses the wounds almost always heal. As their personalities develop, they create their art in spite of school. Once dead, and enveloped by the comfortable nimbus of remoteness, they are paraded by the schoolmasters before other generations of students as showpieces and noble examples. Thus teh struggle between rule and spirit repeats itself year after year from school to school. The authorities go to infinite pains to nip the few profound or more valuable intellects in the bud. And time and again the ones who are detested by their teachers are frequently punished, the runaways and those expelled, are the ones who afterwards add to society's treasure. But some - and who knows how many? - waste away quiet obstinacy and finally go under.”

Tags : Beneath The Wheel Education Genius Hermann Hesse Institution School Students Teachers
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Beneath the Wheel

106. “this was business.”

Tags : Bodyguard Clumsy Fairies Leprecon Funny Genius Mental
Author : Eoin Colfer
Source : Artemis Fowl

107. “In my opinion, defining intelligence is much like defining beauty, and I don’t mean that it’s in the eye of the beholder. To illustrate, let’s say that you are the only beholder, and your word is final. Would you be able to choose the 1000 most beautiful women in the country? And if that sounds impossible, consider this: Say you’re now looking at your picks. Could you compare them to each other and say which one is more beautiful? For example, who is more beautiful— Katie Holmes or Angelina Jolie? How about Angelina Jolie or Catherine Zeta-Jones? I think intelligence is like this. So many factors are involved that attempts to measure it are useless. Not that IQ tests are useless. Far from it. Good tests work: They measure a variety of mental abilities, and the best tests do it well. But they don’t measure intelligence itself.”

Tags : Analytics Bias Brilliance Brilliant Genius Gifted Gifted People Giftedness Inspirational Intelligence Iq Math Mathematics Mental Motivational Prejudice Psychology Science Statistics Test

108. “I'll become exactly the tool you want me to be, said Ender silently, but at least I wont be fooled into it. I'll do it because I choose to, not because you tricked me, you sly bastard.”

Tags : Ender Games Genius
Source : Ender's Game

109. “If you know that I am genius Then know that you made me genius Everyone don't accept me as genius Because they aren't genius to belief me as genius”

Tags : Depression Genius I Rejected Self Motivation Student Unbelieved Worker You
Author : Hasil Paudyal
Source : Blended Words

110. “There is no doubt that Einstein's pipe was his closest associate, while others--including wife and family--were never permitted the illusion that they would ever be at the center of his life.”

Tags : Einstein Genius Isolationist Loner Popular Image Popular Misconception Reality Troubled
Source : A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel And Einstein

111. “At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.”

Tags : Angel Poems Charlie Parker Creativity Diamonds Genius Jazz Appreciation Month Jazz Music Madness National Poetry Month Pearls Poetry Poets Saxophone Players
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

112. “Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.”

Tags : Colleges Genius Home Schooling Humor School

113. “Anyone can put paint on a canvas, but only a true master can bring the painting to life. Anyone can kill, but only a genius can make murder an art.”

Tags : Art Canvas Genius Kill Master Murder Paint
Author : Shaun Jeffrey
Source : The Kult

114. “In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.”

Tags : Danger Genius Intelligence Mediocrity Republic

115. “Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.”

Tags : Anti Hero Genius Misunderstood Reality Superheroes Truth Universal
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

116. “Look for the person everyone hates, and love them.”

Tags : Bully Care Caring Compassion Empathy Faith Forgiveness Friendship Genius Grace Hate Hope Love Mercy Opposition Outcast Pity Rebellion Rejection Relationship Spite Truth Unconditional Love Underdog
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

117. “I was a young, & had deep loves, & my heart would overflow with enthusiasm! And I mingled with the crowd, I mixed with my fellow men, speaking my thought out loud! And they gaped back at me, without understanding. And I withdrew from them, & they said to me: Arrogant one! And from time to time in my solitude, my loves, my repressed enthusiasms broke out into odes, conversation; & my companions laughed and used to point at me as a madman. So I suffered, doubted, cursed, & no one believed me sincere. It’s as if this heart, once so full of strength & love were annihilated.”

Tags : Genius Lover Madman Outcast Pariah

118. “Music resembles poetry, in eachAre nameless graces which no methods teach,And which a master hand alone can reach.”

Tags : Alexander Pope An Essay On Criticism Art Genius Music Poet Poetry Skill Talent Writing
Source : An Essay on Criticism

119. “We’re all geniuses. Life is merely overpopulated with singers who play drums, and, drummers who sing, to pay rent.”

Tags : Bills Drummers Employment Genius Rent Singers Talent
Source : The Confessions of a Misfit

120. “Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life?People who are conventionally clever get jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future).Very simply, they get overtaken by those who continually strive to be better than they are.”

Tags : Academics Clever Future Genius Hardwork Hope Inspiration Inspirational Iq Life Motivational Philosophy Quotes Reality School Smart Stupid Success Work
Author : Paul Arden
Source : It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

121. “Geniuses are those who have the intelligence, enthusiasm, and endurance to acquire the needed expertise in a broadly valued domain of achievement and who then make contributions to that field that are considered by peers to be both original and highly exemplary.”

Tags : Genius Gifted Giftedness Intelligence Iq

122. “Higher intelligence is not necessarily something you’re born with or genetically predisposed toward. In fact, most instances of above-the-ordinary intelligences are usually acquired thru superior learning techniques ... Reading about the greatest minds in history, including recent history, more often than not reveals the individuals concerned (or people close to them) employed specific learning methods.”

Tags : Accelerated Learning Genius Intelligence Iq
Author : James Morcan
Source : GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

123. “In my view, ideas and other intellectual productions are more interesting, more indicative of intelligence, and more productively debated than IQ alone.”

Tags : Brilliance Brilliant Creativity Debate Genius Ideas Intellectual Intellectualism Intelligence Interest Invention Iq Productions Pursuits Science

124. “But genius, and even great talent, springs less from seeds of intellect and social refinement superior to those of other people than from the faculty of transforming and transposing them. To heat a liquid with an electric lamp requires not the strongest lamp possible, but one of which the current can cease to illuminate, can be diverted so as to give heat instead of light. To mount the skies it is not necessary to have the most powerful of motors, one must have a motor which, instead of continuing to run along the earth's surface, intersecting with a vertical line the horizontal line which it began by following, is capable of converting its speed into lifting power. Similarly, the men who produce works of genius are not those who live in the most delicate atmosphere, whose conversation is the most brilliant or their culture the most extensive, but those who have had the power, ceasing suddenly to live only for themselves, to transform their personality into a sort of mirror, in such a way that their life, however mediocre it may be socially and even, in a sense, intellectually, is reflected by it, genius consisting in reflecting power and not int he intrinsic quality of the scene reflected.”

Tags : French Genius Intellect Proust Seed Social Talent Time
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : Within a Budding Grove, Part 2

125. “This man has talent, that man geniusAnd here's the strange and cruel difference:Talent gives pence and his reward is gold,Genius gives gold and gets no more than pence.”

Tags : Genius Poetry Talent W H Davies
Author : W.H. Davies

126. “It might be said of Miss [Djuna] Barnes,” [T.S. Eliot] wrote, “who is incontestably one of the most original writers of our time, that never has so much genius been combined with so little talent.”

Tags : Djunabarnes Genius Talent Tseliot Writing
Source : Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia 1910-1960

127. “I think that writers are made, not born or created out of dreams of childhood trauma—that becoming a writer (or a painter, actor, director, dancer, and so on) is a direct result of conscious will. Of course there has to be some talent involved, but talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study; a constant process of honing. Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force—a force so great the knife is not really cutting at all but bludgeoning and breaking (and after two or three of these gargantuan swipes it may succeed in breaking itself…which may be what happened to such disparate writers as Ross Lockridge and Robert E. Howard). Discipline and constant work are the whetstones upon which the dull knife of talent is honed until it becomes sharp enough, hopefully, to cut through even the toughest meat and gristle. No writer, painter, or actor—no artist—is ever handed a sharp knife (although a few are handed almighty big ones; the name we give to the artist with the big knife is “genius”), and we hone with varying degrees of zeal and aptitude.”

Tags : Ability Genius Talent Writing
Author : Stephen King
Source : Danse Macabre

128. “A very fine artist can take something quite ordinary and, through sheer artistry and willpower, turn it into a work of art.”

Tags : Art Artist Genius Inspirational Talent
Author : Truman Capote

129. “Your mind is a book; God is the pen.”

Tags : Afflatus Awakening Book Daily Living Genius Gift God Impulse Insight Inspiration Intuition Lines Meditation Motivation Muse Pen Talent Writing
Source : Master of Maxims

130. “Even the richest of brands are robbed by poor character.”

Tags : Career Company Corporation Distrust Ethics Good Works Goodness Honesty Job Lawful Legal Love Message Morality Nice Poor Pride Reputation Scam Scheme Skill Success Talent Trust Unlawful Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

131. “[...] Popæus Sabinus [...] maximisque provinciis per quatuor et viginti annos impositus; nullam ob eximiam artem , sed quod par negotiis , neque supra erat.”

Tags : Genius Gift Skill Talent
Author : Tacitus
Source : Annali, Vol 1. Testo latino a fronte

132. “Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang up them.”

Tags : Creativity Genius Greed Honesty Human Condition Human Nature Humanity Lies Optimism Pessimism Sad Truth Stupidity
Source : Macbeth

133. “There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.”

Tags : Academe Academia Academic College Culture Economy Education Genius Humanities Literature Merit Sad Truth Scholar Schools Shakespeare Universities
Author : Harold Bloom

134. “To reclaim our natural power and this birthright of real magic, we must get naked and face ourselves.The truth of Who You Really Are is vast. It is genius. It crackles with electricity and sensuality and other forbidden, dangerous things. You have longed for it all your life. You catch glimpses of it from the corner of your eye. A riff of music reminds you, a surge of ecstasy during sex brings you home, a crisp Autumn wind carries some long forgotten scent which thrills you for inexplicable reasons. A thousand tiny hints show up to seduce you awake and lead you back into your true nature, but they flee when you try to grasp them and leave you wondering if you were just imagining things. You weren’t though. This quality of richness and balance and home is Who You Really Are. That is the kingdom we seek and it waits for us to find it. It wants us to regain our rightful place.”

Tags : Authentic Self Authenticity Birthright Genius Living Fully Purpose Purpose In Life Purposeful Living Sensuality Soul Soul Quotes Spirituality True Power
Author : Jacob Nordby

135. “God’s genius is as wide as the cosmos, while by comparison our intelligence can find room on the head of a pin.”

Tags : Ability Bible Bigger Christian Christianity Comparison Cosmos Genius God Humble Humility Inability Intelligence Intuition Jesus Knowledge Pin Small Smaller Wisdom

136. “Pseudo-artists think that being an artist means opposing whatever seems to be an establishment. That is not creative at all. True creativity is the ability to gain perspective wherever you may have missed it before.”

Tags : Ability Artist Creativity Development Establishment Fake Genius Immaturity Learning Maturity Opinion Opposition Originality Perspective Pretentiousness Rebel Talent
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

137. “Creativity is not intelligence, it is the ability to do what you did not know through the use of what you know.”

Tags : Ability Acumen Brain Power Comprehension Creativity Experience Genius Ideas Insight Intellect Intellectual Transcendence Intelligence Knowledge Mind Power Puzzle Reflection Sentiment Sentiments Skill Talent Thinking Wordsmith

138. “A man who is morally clean, other things being equal, has in every instance, greater agility, greater capacity, and greater endurance by far than the man who is not. While the latter is wasting his creative energies in useless pleasures, as well as in disease producing habits, the former is turning all of his creative energy into ability and genius, and the result is evident.”

Tags : Ability Agility Capacity Clean Creative Disease Endurance Energies Genius Habits Morally

139. “Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.”

Tags : Brains Deduction Genius Intelligence Mental Power Sherlock Holmes
Source : The House of Silk

140. “How many stopped-up men and women does it take to produce one Einstein? Ten? A thousand? A hundred thousand? ... So this is what Einstein meant when he looked me in the eye that day and said, I would be nothing without you. It was not success he saw written in my face. He saw, rather, that I would never accomplish anything at all.”

Tags : Einstein Failure Genius Ordinariness Success
Author : Rana Dasgupta
Source : Solo

141. “To acquire the full consciousness of self is to know oneself so different from others that no longer feels allied with men except by purely animal contacts: nevertheless, among souls of this degree, there is an ideal fraternity based on differences,--while society fraternity is based on resemblances.The full consciousness of self can be called originality of soul, -and all this is said only to point out the group of rare beings to which Andre Gide belongs.The misfortune of these beings, when they express themselves, is that they do it with such odd gestures that men fear to approach them; their life of social contacts must often revolve in the brief circle of ideal fraternities; or, when the mob consents to admit such souls, it is as curiosities or museum objects. Their glory is, finally, to be loved from afar & almost understood, as parchments are seen & read above sealed cases.”

Tags : Andre Gide Esoteric Esoteric Wisdom Genius Subculture
Source : The Book of Masks

142. “Of all the things in the world, I'm particularly amazed at, is the conviction with which the MIND, endorses an Idea, which is phenomenal, as it differentiates the Genius from Mediocre, or not to forget the human stupidity in particular!”

Tags : Amazement Amazing Endorsement Genius Gut Feelings Gut Instincts Humanity And Society Humanity Quotes Humorous Quotes Intelligence Is Attractive Intelligence Quote Men Mind Sense Of Humor Stupidity Of Man Stupidity Quotes Thought Provoking Thoughts Thoughts For The Quiet Hour Thoughts Of The Mind Uniqueness Of Individual

143. “Angels are good not simply because they see bad as bad, but also because they see bad as corny.”

Tags : Angels And Demons Chill Coolness Corny Demons Devil Divine Evil Fearless Funny Genius Humility Knowledge Perspective Rebellion Sense Of Humor Sentimental Sin Spirits Spirituality Trite Uselessness Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

144. “As a child i was nothing short of a genius, as a man i got used to stupidity.”

Tags : Child Genius Man Stupidity
Author : Paul Bamikole

145. “Isn't it ironic, The brilliant minds who've made the lives of others easier and enjoyable, are considered the "Crazy people".”

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146. “When it comes down to it, though, the real decision is inevitable: If one of us has to be destroyed, let's make damn sure we're the ones alive at the end.”

Tags : Buggers Ender Enemy Genius Live War
Source : Ender's Game

147. “I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.”

Tags : Democracy Equality Fairness Genius Idiots Principles Reason Scientist Voting
Author : Leo Szilard

148. “Yes, failure is part of the mix, he says, but it is a means, not an end. If you fail repeatedly, and in the same manner, you're an idiot, not a genius.”

Tags : Failure Genius Idiot
Author : Eric Weiner
Source : The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

149. “There's a difference between thinking you can't be wrong and having no regrets. Wrongness is what occurs prior to empiricism, in hindsight a counterpart of revelation, and revelation is nothing to regret.”

Tags : Correctness Development Discovery Empiricism Genius Hindsight Learning Mistakes Regrets Retrospect Revelation Understanding Wrongness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

150. “Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't blow the world up with the truth; you shock it into motion.”

Tags : Awakening Bomb Consciousness Facts Flexibility Heart Attack Honesty Intelligence Know It Alls Life Movement Not Knowing Nuclear Paralysis Pride Revival Revive Rigor Mortis Save Subtlety Wisdom World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

151. “Only the familiar transformed by genius is truly great.”

Tags : Dr Zhivago Familiar Genius
Source : Doctor Zhivago

152. “Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up, it overflows a parody.”

Tags : Addiction Apologetics Appearance Brain Comedy Egghead Funny But True Genius Glass Humility Intelligence Joke Laughter Overflow Parody Pretentiousness Pride Profound Psychology
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

153. “Sometimes an act of common sense is indistinguishable from an act of genius.”

Tags : Alike Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Clever Common Knowledge Common Sense Common Sense Quotes Comparable Distinguish General Sense Genius Geniuses Human Humans Indistinguishable Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Quotes Same Similar Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

154. “There’s no logical connection between being smart and having money.”

Tags : Academics Brilliance Genius Inspirational Intelligence Logic Money Poverty Study Success Suffering Wealth

155. “And after all, if stupidity did not, when seen from within, look so exactly like talent as to be mistaken for it, and if it could not, when seen from the outside, appear as progress, genius, hope, and improvement, doubtless no one would want to be stupid, and there would be no stupidity.”

Tags : Genius Stupidity
Author : Robert Musil
Source : The Man Without Qualities

156. “Being smart means you learned it well; being stupid means you haven't learned it yet; but true genius means you know it when no one taught it to you.”

Tags : Being Smart Genius Intelligence Learning Smartness Stupidity
Author : Sneha Abraham

157. “Düşüncesi neyse insan odur; düşünce sayısı insan sayısından çok daha az olduğu için de, aynı düşünceyi paylaşan insanlar benzerdir. Düşüncenin maddi bir yanı olmadığından, bir düşüncenin adamı etrafında sadece maddi olarak toplanmış insanlar, bu düşünceyi hiçbir şekilde değiştirmezler." (Guermantes Tarafı, s.92)"Düşüncenin, insanların çıkarlarına bir katkısı olamayacağı ve onların avantajlarından da yararlanamayacağı için, aynı düşünceyi paylaşan insanlar, çıkardan etkilenmezler." (a.g.e. s.93)”

Tags : Analytics Aristotle Genius Inspirational
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : In Search of Lost Time

158. “All things remarkable are surprisingly simple; albeit difficult to find.”

Tags : Amazing Awesome Brilliance Common Sense Complexity Comprehension Difficult Discovery Extraordinary Genius Good Sense Ideas Remarkable Revelations Science Sense Shocking Simple Simplicity Splendid Surprise Theory Thoughts Truth Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

159. “Misunderstood! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

Tags : Copernicus Galileo Genius Greatness Jesus Luther Misunderstood
Source : Self-Reliance and Other Essays

160. “Science would not be what it is if there had not been a Galileo, a Newton or a Lavoisier, any more than music would be what it is if Bach, Beethoven and Wagner had never lived. The world as we know it is the product of its geniuses—and there may be evil as well as beneficent genius—and to deny that fact, is to stultify all history, whether it be that of the intellectual or the economic world.”

Tags : Bach Beethoven Beneficent Economics Galileo Galileo Galilei Genius Geniuses Giants History Intellect Isaac Newton Johann Sebastian Bach Lavoisier Lavoisier Antione Lavoisier Life Ludwig Van Beethoven Music Newton Richard Wagner Science Scientists Wagner World
Source : What Is Science?

161. “Over intellect will make you a genius, over emotions will make you a lunatic.”

Tags : Clever Emotion Emotional Emotions Fool Foolishness Genius Geniuses Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Intellect Intellectual Intellectuals Intelligent Love Lunatic Mad Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Over Emotions Over Intellect
Author : Amit Kalantri

162. “A genius in the wrong position could look like a fool.”

Tags : Fool Fools Genius Genius Quotes Genius Thinkers Genius Writers Geniuses Know Thyself Know Yourself Knowing Oneself Knowledge Of Self Position Yourself Weakness Weakness And Strength Weakness In Your Life Weakness Quotes Weaknesses
Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

163. “Not being you kills the you in you.”

Tags : Brilliance Courage Determination Faith Fool Foolish Genius Geniuses Glance Hate Illusion Inspiration Inspiring Love Mistaken Misunderstood Originality Perseverance Potential Realistic Risk Society Taking Risks Talent True Uniqueness

164. “If people are always comfortable with you, you're probably not telling them the whole truth.”

Tags : Brilliance Determination Faith First Impression Fool Foolish Genius Geniuses Glance Illusion Mistaken Mistaken Identity Misunderstood Originality Perseverance Risk Taking Risks Wheels

165. “Men like honesty when it favours them.”

Tags : Brilliance Determination Faith First Impression Fool Foolish Genius Geniuses Glance Illusion Mistaken Mistaken Identity Misunderstood Originality Perseverance Risk Taking Risks Wheels

166. “Real geniuses would like that what we think of ourselves is true.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Genius Geniuses Literature Literature Quotes Ourselves Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes The Sun Watches The Sun True

167. “I beg you, help me, in angelic charity,Pray my efforts will reflect your mastery!”

Tags : Angel Angel Of Music Angels Charity Christine Daae Genius Geniuses Opera Ghost Phantom Phantom Of The Opera Poem Poetry Poetry Quotes Prayer Teachers
Source : Phantom Phantasia: Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

168. “Most geniuses are geniuses because of the way they manage their natural talents. He was one because of the way he took advantage of the world's defects.-pg 129”

Tags : Genius Geniuses
Source : Pandora in the Congo

169. “When the brain’s potential is fully unleashed, there can be few if any limitations. Anyone who tells you otherwise isn’t up-to-date with the latest scientific findings on the brain and is exhibiting their ignorance. For the brain’s potential is the human potential…”

Tags : Brain Genius Geniuses Human Potential Neuroscience
Author : James Morcan
Source : GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

170. “Genius is when you strike a chord accidently, and the ensuing music is beyond your control”

Tags : Genius Genius Distinction Genius Quotes Geniuses Music Music Quotes
Source : The Great Pearl of Wisdom

171. “Genius is nothing but a mastery of the subject at hand”

Tags : Genius Genius Quotes Genius Thinkers Geniuses
Source : The Great Pearl of Wisdom

172. “Sometimes geniuses create nothing new, they organize already existing material into something completely useful in other ways”

Tags : Genius Genius Quotes Geniuses
Source : The Great Pearl of Wisdom

173. “If you're the only one that can see the genius in you, It's best you revisit the drawing board.”

Tags : Africa Appraisal Dare Development Discover Drawing Board Genius Geniuses Growth Musings Of Nike Thaddeus Nigeria Personal Growth Reappraisal Rethink Revisit Revisitations Self Appraisal Self Appraisal Quotes Self Help
Author : Nike Thaddeus

174. “At first the creative mind submits to its entry into the symbolic register and gets itself structured like everyone else. Then he balks at a fateful moment which becomes a turning point in the history of his mental growth. From the entry into the imaginary order where he acknowledges his ego and then to the symbolic order where he recognizes his place in the society and finally in his de-symbolization or a refusal to obey the Law that is the rules of the world of symbols, a creative genius is born.”

Tags : Art Author Creativity Defiance Genius Recognize Refusal Text Writing Process
Source : The Lacanian Author

175. “Nerd? Nope... another guess??... Smart? Nope.. I'm not clever even and smarter I don't said it and I even don't propose this... (which you said before few minutes?) to the judge... Let's take It like I have curiousity for the stuff around us!”

Tags : Curious Genius Morbidly Nerd Smart
Author : Deyth Banger

176. “Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it.”

Tags : Genius Inspirational Intelligence Work

177. “If you're not a smart worker, it's about how hard you work double the amount from the heart; if you're not a hard worker, it's about how smart you work but times two from the brain.”

Tags : Action Brain Business College Company Compensation Encouragement Entrepreneurship Genius Hard Work Heart Hustling Importance Inspirational Intelligence Mind Motivational Planning School Smart Soul Strength Success Weakness Work
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

178. “If people fully understand you, they will think of you as a normal, if they half understand you, will think of you as a genius, and when they can't understand, will certainly think of you a stupid.”

Tags : Genius Stupid Understand

179. “You know what, Sam? We created the council to take pressure off of you. Because you were falling apart.”Sam just stared at her. Not quite believing she’d said it. And Astrid seemed shocked herself. Shocked at the venom behind her own words.“I didn’t mean…,” she started lamely, but then couldn’t find her way to explaining just what it was she didn’t mean.Sam shook his head. “You know, even now, as long as we’ve been together it still surprises me that you can be so ruthless.”“Ruthless? Me?”“You will use anyone to get what you want. Say anything to get your way. Why was I ever even in charge?” He stabbed an accusing finger at her. “Because of you! Because you manipulated me into it. Why? So I would protect you and Little Pete. That’s all you cared about.”“That’s a lie!” she said hotly.“You know it’s the truth. And now you don’t have to bother manipulating me, you can just give me orders. Embarrass me. Undercut me. But as soon as some problem hits, guess what? It’ll be, oh, please, Sam, save us.”“Anything I do, I do for everyone’s good,” Astrid said.“Yeah, so you’re not just a genius now, you’re a saint.”

Tags : Argue Astrid Ellison Falling Apart Genius Lie Manipulate Order Protect Ruthless Sam Temple Save Shocked Use
Author : Michael Grant
Source : Lies

180. “Here is the tragedy of theology in its distilled essence: The employment of high-powered human intellect, of genius, of profoundly rigorous logical deduction—studying nothing. In the Middle Ages, the great minds capable of transforming the world did not study the world; and so, for most of a millennium, as human beings screamed in agony—decaying from starvation, eaten by leprosy and plague, dying in droves in their twenties—the men of the mind, who could have provided their earthly salvation, abandoned them for otherworldly fantasies.”

Tags : Essense Fantasies Genius Intellect Leprosy Logic Logical Deduction Middle Ages Plague Salvation Starvation Theology Tragedy

181. “[Today's high schoolers are required to read] a couple of Shakespeare plays...the couple of Shakespeare plays function as an inoculation – that is, you get exposed to 'half-dead Shakespeare virus', and it keeps you from ever loving Shakespeare again, your whole life long. It would be much better if they didn't do that at all!Because [the students] have no linguistic preparation for it, and no cultural or historical preparation for it. They've not been reading English poetry, so the language strikes them as completely bizarre […] and they have no historical place to put it, so they don't know what's going on. All they know is that they're 'supposed to like it'.”

Tags : Education Fixing Education Genius History Humor Language Learning Reform Schools Shakespeare Writing

182. “Masterpieces, not always distinguished or distinguishable among all the works with pretensions to genius, are scattered about the world like warning notices in a mine field.”

Tags : Art Genius Masterpieces Warnings
Source : Sculpting in Time

183. “The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius.”

Tags : Genius Humor Taste
Source : Revolution

184. “Eons ago, the creative genius of God foresaw that it would take the shattered pieces of my ‘yesterday’ to construct the sturdy portal to my ‘tomorrow.”

Tags : Bridge Construct Creative Eons Future Genius God Portal Shattered Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Source : Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

185. “My genius is in my nostrils.”

Tags : Genius Nietzsche
Source : Index

186. “Rather than being medicalized or romanticized, mental disorders, or mental dis-eases, should be understood as nothing less or more than what they are, an expression of our deepest human nature. By recognizing their traits in ourselves and reflecting upon them, we may be able both to contain them and to put them to good use. This is, no doubt, the highest form of genius.”

Tags : Creativity Evolution Genius Medicine Mental Disorders Mental Health Mental Illness Psychiatry
Author : Neel Burton
Source : The Meaning of Madness

187. “A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite.”

Tags : Academic Genius Thought
Author : Robert Fanney

188. “American musicians, instead of investigating ragtime, attempt to ignore it, or dismiss it with a contemptuous word. But that has always been the course of scholasticism in every branch of art. Whatever new thing the 'people' like is poohpoohed; whatever is 'popular' is spoken of as not worth the while. The fact is, nothing great or enduring, especially in music, has ever sprung full-fledged and unprecedented from the brain of any master; the best that he gives to the world he gathers from the hearts of the people, and runs it through the alembic of his genius.”

Tags : 20Th Century Music Authors Genius Jazz People Popular Ragtime Rythm Scholasticism
Source : The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

189. “I think one of the problems [with raising intelligent children in modern society] is compulsory schooling...and that children are sitting there, and they are taught and told what to believe; they are passive from the very beginning – and one must be very, very aggressive intellectually to have a high IQ [...] the child is taught. Right from the beginning, it's a passive process. He or she sits there, and they simply try to believe everything they're told?”

Tags : Authority Brilliant Women Conformity Creativity Genius Individuality Inspirational Intelligence Life Life Lessons Obedience School School Reform School System Think For Yourself

190. “A genius masters the art of observation, and unites with the source of imagination to create advancements in the cause for human evolution.”

Tags : Advance Cause Create Creativity Genius Human Evolution Humanity Mastery Observation Solutions Think Thinker Wise
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

191. “To declare myself as a genius immediately evidences that I am not.”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Ego Egocentric Egocentrism Foolish Foolishness Genius Narcissism Narcissistic Narcissists Pride Prideful

192. “Deep in his heart, he wondered if he was after all worse than this man or the next. He knew that he could sophisticate himself finally into saying that his own weakness was just the result of circumstances and environment; that often when he raged at himself as an egotist something would whisper ingratiatingly: "No. Genius!”

Tags : Egotistical Genius

193. “Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.”

Tags : Genius Smart

194. “The inventors of tools enhance civilization,but the author of ideas enables them to invent.”

Tags : Author Civilization Enhance Eureka Genius Ideas Invention Inventor Science Technology Tools Writer
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

195. “If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent.”

Tags : Extroverts Genius Giftednessss Introverts Perspiration Talent
Author : Susan Cain
Source : Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

196. “Genius - the pursuit of madness.”

Tags : Artist Chasing Genius Insanity Madness Pursuit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

197. “A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.”

Tags : Discipline Facts Fool Generation Genius Knowledge Science Understanding
Author : Max Gluckman
Source : Politics, Law and Ritual in Tribal Society

198. “The appearance of Professor Benjamin Peirce, whose long gray hair, straggling grizzled beard and unusually bright eyes sparkling under a soft felt hat, as he walked briskly but rather ungracefully across the college yard, fitted very well with the opinion current among us that we were looking upon a real live genius, who had a touch of the prophet in his make-up.”

Tags : Benjamin Peirce College Genius Harvard Math Mathematician Mathematics Peirce Science

199. “Which reminded me...I still owed the gods a debt."You're a genius," I (Percy) told Annabeth.”

Tags : Debt Genius Gods Percy Jackson Percy Jackson And The Olympians Rick Riordan The Sea Of The Monsters
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Sea of Monsters

200. “Cuvier had even in his address & manner the character of a superior Man, much general power & eloquence in conversation & great variety of information on scientific as well as popular subjects. I should say of him that he is the most distinguished man of talents I have ever known on the continent...”

Tags : Cuvier Genius Georges Cuvier Praise Science Superior
Author : Humphry Davy