This week, for whatever reason, feels like a good week to post the best of my genius/ingenuity-related quotes. Like many ambitious people out there, I frequently put myself down with the notion that it is for self-improvement. However, genius exists the little things, the hard work of everyday life. For those talented people who created the computer I type on and the blog that I post to. For every person out there who works hard, gets good results, and is proud of it like they should be.
Genius is not just being naturally exceptionally. Genius is being who you are, and knowing that the world will adapt to that. Many things and many people are geniuses in their own ways. Sometimes you just need to discover it, and these are my five quotes to help you realize how ordinarily human and perfect the concept of being a genius is.
1. “Innovation is its own ingenuity.”
2. “You is smart, you is kind, you is important.” Minnie, The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
3. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates
4. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
5. “Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.” Thomas Alva Edison (my favorite of the ones listed here)