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We owe most of our great inventions and most of the achievements of genius to idleness-either enforced or voluntary. (Quote by - Agatha Christie)

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly. (Quote by - Mario Puzo)

I'm equal part genius, equal part buffoon. (Quote by - Noel Gallagher)

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does (Quote by - Christopher Morley)

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine. (Quote by - Edmund Wilson)

There is no off position on the genius switch. (Quote by - David Letterman)

Hunger is the handmaid of genius (Quote by - Mark Twain)

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

Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be. (Quote by - Federico Fellini)

Common sense is the genius of humanity. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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

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

We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have. (Quote by - Woodrow T. Wilson)

Dullness is so much stronger than genius because there is so much more of it, and it is better organized and more naturally cohesive inter se. So the arctic volcano can do nothing against arctic ice. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

No power of genius has ever yet had the smallest success in explaining existence. The perfect enigma remains. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A damsel is a genius in the daytime and a beauty at night. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Every true genius is bound to be naive. (Quote by - Friedrich von Schiller)

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it... the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought. (Quote by - Alexander Hamilton)

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

See, that's what geniuses know, ... They know they're a genius. When geniuses take the test they say, 'well, I'm a genius, of course, I'm going to score.' (Quote by - Oprah Winfrey)

Genius is talent provided with ideals. (Quote by - William Somerset Maugham)

In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)


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