Genius Quotes

Genius Quotes

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10 Genius Quotes from Literature

The Anglo-Saxon genius for parliamentary government asserted itself; there was a great deal of talk and no decisive action. ~ The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells "Conceit spoils the finest genius." ~ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. ~ Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. ~ Dolly Dialogues by Anthony Hope But the dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end. ~ Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm "He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them." ~ The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains," he remarked with a smile. "It's a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work." ~ A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ~ Ulysses by James Joyce "It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it." ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Was I to believe him in earnest in his intention to penetrate to the centre of this massive globe? Had I been listening to the mad speculations of a lunatic, or to the scientific conclusions of a lofty genius? Where did truth stop? Where did error begin? ~ Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne


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