genius

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on genius, solitude, companionship, and self reliance

I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on genius, solitude, companionship, and self reliance

I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any
longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be
the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you
should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that
what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon
whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I
will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by
hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth
with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by John Eliot on changing the world, greatness, and genius

History, though, shows us that the people who end up changing the world—the great political, scientific, social, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries—are always nuts, until they’re right, and then they’re geniuses.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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A Quote by John Eliot on genius, crazy, wild, weird, and exceptional

Anyone who strays too far from the majority view or the conventional wisdom is bound to be labeled “arrogant,” “a maverick,” “a Wildman,” “weird,” or even “crazy.”

If you really want to break from the pack, you have to risk being perceived to be as eccentric as these people. You have to think exception-ally—a LOT! 

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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A Quote by W.H. Murray on boldness, chance, commitment, creation, decisions, dreams, genius, ideas, ignorance, learning, magic, meetings, planning, power, providence, respect, and truth

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!"

W.H. Murray

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on belief, genius, heart, men, privacy, and thought

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men-that is genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Michael J. Gelb on genius

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Genius is made, not born.

Michael J. Gelb

Source: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Everyday

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on aim and genius

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What is Genius?- To aspire to a lofty aim and to will the means to that aim.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on ability, genius, and mind

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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A Quote by Apple Computers on change, genius, people, quotations, respect, rules, trouble, and world

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Apple Computers

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