Top 150 Brainy Quotes

We have collected the best Brainy Quotes by famous authors including Mark Twain, Isaac Newton, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Luc de Clapiers, Pablo Picasso and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Mark Twain
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

Isaac Newton
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

Luc de Clapiers
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

Pablo Picasso
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.

Dag Hammarskjold
You cannot step into the same river twice.

An education system suits some more than others. It can lead you out into life or lead you on a wild goose chase. It can help to make you miserable, or dull and nasty and insipid, or profoundly stupid in the special way that ‘brainy’ people can be.

Michael Leunig
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.

Saint Basil
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

Anne Frank
Brainy’s the new sexy.

Steven Moffat
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We do not judge the people we love.

Jean-Paul Sartre
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.

John C. Maxwell
Memory is more indelible than ink.

Anita Loos
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Oliver Cromwell
We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.

Virginia Satir
I do not seek. I find.

Pablo Picasso
At the end of the day, teachers aren’t going to mess about trying to make me into an Einstein, ’cause it was never gonna happen. We can’t all be brainy, can we? That’s just the way the world is.

Karl Pilkington
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.

Andrew Carnegie
I was super brainy and a proper geek at school, but there would always be a boy. But that sort of obsession did turn me into a songwriter. My writing has always come from that feeling of infatuation.

Ellie Goulding
The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.

Francesco Guicciardini
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

Tony Robbins
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson’s administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s brilliant ‘whiz kids’ tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.

Thomas Sowell
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Leonardo da Vinci
Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.

Francis Herbert Hedge
One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.

Robert Staughton Lynd
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.

James Cash Penney
Sometimes you can know too much. A lot of brainy people like Stephen Fry are quite depressive.

Karl Pilkington
It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.

Miguel de Cervantes
You can’t be taught to be brainy. You’ve either got it or you don’t.

Samantha Fox
You exist only in what you do.

Federico Fellini
Talent works, genius creates.

Robert Schumann
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldous Huxley
The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.

Johann Georg Hamann
You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.

Eldridge Cleaver
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Theodore Roosevelt
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.

Neil Armstrong
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Albert Einstein
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Jeff Rich
Unless we remember we cannot understand.

E. M. Forster
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.

Thomas Huxley
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.

Thomas Huxley
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.

Galileo Galilei
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

Robert W. Service
If not me, who? And if not now, when?

Mikhail Gorbachev
Ideals are the world’s masters.

Josiah Gilbert Holland
There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.

Jean Giraudoux
The possible ranks higher than the actual.

Martin Heidegger
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.

Lewis Mumford
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

Henry Miller
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.

Thomas a Kempis
We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.

Ethel Waters
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein
Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.

To be is to do.

Immanuel Kant
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.

Albert Pike
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.

Sai Baba
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

Thomas Browne
‘I don’t need brains,’ says the billionaire contemptuously. ‘I’m brainy enough myself!’ The broker cries out in desperation, ‘What, in heaven’s name, do you want?’ ‘Goodness,’ is the answer.

Konrad Lorenz
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.

John Ruskin
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.

Victor Hugo
We see things as we are, not as they are.

Leo Rosten
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.

Charles Darwin
The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.

Laurence J. Peter
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.

John Galsworthy
Nothing endures but personal qualities.

Walt Whitman
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Khalil Gibran
The destiny of man is in his own soul.

What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.

Henry Van Dyke
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

George Eliot
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.

Richard Wright
Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.

Babe Ruth
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.

Jim Rohn
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill
To be is to be the value of a variable.

Willard Van Orman Quine
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.

Robert M. Pirsig
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

Franz Kafka
Well begun is half done.

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.

Albert Schweitzer
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Rene Descartes
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.

Charles Baudelaire
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

Charles Kettering
When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Christian Nestell Bovee
The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are.

Paul Tournier
He who defends everything defends nothing.

Frederick the Great
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

Saul Bellow
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

Charles Kettering
People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.

Ivan Turgenev
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.

Albert Ellis
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.

Michel de Montaigne
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

Meister Eckhart
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.

If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?

Erich Fromm
The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Edward Gibbon
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

Albert Einstein
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.

Elbert Hubbard
The brainy class is made up of individuals who think for themselves and beyond formal education are continuous learners who tend to be self-taught.

Maximillian Degenerez
What worries you, masters you.

John Locke
True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Charles Simmons
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

John Dryden
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.

William Law
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

William Hazlitt
I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

Joseph Roux
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anais Nin
I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.

Stephen Hawking
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

M. C. Escher
We must be our own before we can be another’s.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it.

Maximillian Degenerez
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway
You create your own reality.

Jane Roberts
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.

Daniel Defoe
If kids and teenagers can get into a band, it’s probably not because they think it’s brainy.

Ezra Koenig
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.

Robert W. Service
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.

Lawrence Clark Powell
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

Napoleon Hill
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.

Rose Kennedy
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

Sigmund Freud
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.

I’m reading a book, because I’m brainy. No, it is a book – if you don’t know, it is like a blog except bigger.

Craig Ferguson
Pesticides came about after the first world war. Some brainy petrochemical money maker said, ‘Hey, that mustard gas worked great on people, maybe we could dilute it down and spray it on our crops to deal with pests.’

Woody Harrelson
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

Marie Curie
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.

John Henry Newman
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

Anne Frank
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.

Jose Ortega y Gasset
To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.

Albert Pike
If in doubt, don’t. If still in doubt, do what’s right.

Donald Rumsfeld
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

James Joyce
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

Charlotte Whitton
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.

Matthew Henry
I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don’t want a girl who’s too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond to what I’m saying.

Josh Hutcherson
Good order is the foundation of all things.

Edmund Burke