Genius ... has been described as a supreme capacity for taking trouble ... It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting to think about than sex.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.