Brainy Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Brainy Quotes from Eldridge Cleaver, Josh Hutcherson, Charles Kettering, Sigmund Freud, Rose Kennedy. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.
Eldridge Cleaver
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
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
Charles Kettering
If youth knew; if age could.
Sigmund Freud
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Rose Kennedy
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Desiderius Erasmus
Many people, including some conservatives, have been very impressed with how brainy the president and his advisers are. But that is not quite as reassuring as it might seem.
Thomas Sowell
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
Robert W. Service
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
He who defends everything defends nothing.
Frederick the Great
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Viktor E. Frankl
The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
Ninon de L’Enclos
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
Gilbert Parker
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
The possible ranks higher than the actual.
Martin Heidegger
Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
Boris Pasternak
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
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
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
Lawrence Clark Powell
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it.
Maximillian Degenerez
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman
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
It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
Miguel de Cervantes
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
George Henry Lewes
Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway
Fortune favors the audacious.
Desiderius Erasmus
We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.
Ethel Waters
It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
T. S. Eliot
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
Matthew Henry
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Tony Robbins
Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
Babe Ruth
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
Luc de Clapiers
Brainy’s the new sexy.
Steven Moffat
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
Victor Hugo
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.
John Galsworthy
There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
Jean Giraudoux
Sometimes you can know too much. A lot of brainy people like Stephen Fry are quite depressive.
Karl Pilkington
You create your own reality.
Jane Roberts
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Elon Musk
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin
We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.
Virginia Satir
If not me, who? And if not now, when?
Mikhail Gorbachev
To be is to be the value of a variable.
Willard Van Orman Quine
In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.
John C. Maxwell
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Jeff Rich
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
Erich Fromm
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Yogi Berra
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Jim Rohn
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Marie Curie
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
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Thomas Huxley
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Keller
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Talent works, genius creates.
Robert Schumann
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill
The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
Nikos Kazantzakis
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
Khalil Gibran
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
James Cash Penney
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
Thomas a Kempis
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein
A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
William Feather
Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
Bernard Williams
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.
Richard Wright
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Christian Nestell Bovee
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
Elbert Hubbard
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
Jean-Paul Sartre
There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.
Audre Lorde
There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Thomas Reid
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
Matsuo Basho
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
You exist only in what you do.
Federico Fellini
You can’t be taught to be brainy. You’ve either got it or you don’t.
Samantha Fox
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
Thomas Browne
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
E. M. Forster
‘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
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
Well begun is half done.
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.
Wilson Mizner
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
Walt Whitman
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
Lewis Mumford
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden
All serious daring starts from within.
Eudora Welty
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
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
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
Deepak Chopra
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell
Ideals are the world’s masters.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
We are what we believe we are.
C. S. Lewis
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I think; therefore I am.
Rene Descartes
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Pablo Picasso
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
A. A. Milne
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We see things as we are, not as they are.
Leo Rosten
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Albert Einstein
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
Andrew Carnegie
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
Bernard Williams
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Dag Hammarskjold
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Aldous Huxley
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles Kettering
One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
Robert Staughton Lynd
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.
Pierre Bonnard
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
I’m 27. I feel like I get it. I’m OK with being sexy if I feel like it. Some days I’m brainy, some days I’m funny, some days I’m sexy, and sometimes, I just want to dance.
Nelly Furtado
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
What do you hang on the walls of your mind?
Eve Arnold
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
M. C. Escher
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
The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
Johann Georg Hamann
Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.
Maxwell Maltz