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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: Genius


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation, TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. Below are the sixth set, on the theme of 'genius'.

"Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies and animates."
Samuel Johnson, British poet, critic, lexicographer (1709-1784)

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Jonathan Swift, Irish poet, satirist (1667-1745)

"In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous."
Robert Ingersoll, US politician, orator (1833-1899)

"Genius begins great works; labour alone finishes them."
Joseph Joubert, French essayist, moralist (1754-1824)

"Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way."
William James, US philosopher, psychologist (1842-1910)

"It takes a long time to be a genius; you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing."
Gertrude Stein, US author (1874-1946)

"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored."
Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-1865)

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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