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Definition of Ingenuity

Ingenuity

  1. The quality or power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in forming new combinations; ingeniousness; skill in devising or combining.
  2. Curiousness, or cleverness in design or contrivance; as, the ingenuity of a plan, or of mechanism.
  3. Openness of heart; ingenuousness.

Ingenuity Quotations

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Mahatma Gandhi

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
Thomas Sowell

As a species, we've somehow survived large and small ice ages, genetic bottlenecks, plagues, world wars and all manner of natural disasters, but I sometimes wonder if we'll survive our own ingenuity.
Diane Ackerman
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