Top 133 Brainy Quotes

Here we have the best Brainy Quotes from famous authors such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Michael Leunig, Neil Armstrong, Walt Whitman, C. S. Lewis. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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.

Nothing endures but personal qualities.

We are what we believe we are.

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

Robert W Service
We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.

Virginia Satir
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.

I do not seek. I find.

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

Paul Tournier
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.

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

Talent works, genius creates.

Robert Schumann
Life is but thought.

Sara Teasdale
‘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.

A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.

I shut my eyes in order to see.

Paul Gauguin
Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.

Maxwell Maltz
A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it.

Maximillian Degenerez
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

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

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

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

What worries you, masters you.

Character is what a man is in the dark.

Dwight L Moody
If in doubt, don’t. If still in doubt, do what’s right.

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

Charlotte Whitton
Memory is more indelible than ink.

Anita Loos
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

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

You create your own reality.

Jane Roberts
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience.

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

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

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.

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

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

Albert Pike
All serious daring starts from within.

Eudora Welty
I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

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

Johann Georg Hamann
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.

Lawrence Clark Powell
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.

Fortune favors the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

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

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

At times I think and at times I am.

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

We do not judge the people we love.

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

Rene Descartes
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.

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

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

Leo Rosten
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.

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

Richard Wright
The destiny of man is in his own soul.

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

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

To be is to be the value of a variable.

Willard Van Orman Quine
Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.

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

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.

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

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.

William Law
You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.

Eldridge Cleaver
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

It is only in our decisions that we are important.

When one teaches, two learn.

Robert Half
What do you hang on the walls of your mind?

We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.

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

Francis Herbert Hedge
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

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

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

Never mistake motion for action.

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Yesterday‘s home runs don’t win today‘s games.

Babe Ruth
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.

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

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

John Galsworthy
The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.

Ninon de L’Enclos
If kids and teenagers can get into a band, it’s probably not because they think it’s brainy.

The time is always right to do what is right.

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

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
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

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

Our first intuitions are the true ones.

Ideals are the world’s masters.

Josiah Gilbert Holland
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.

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

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

Robert Staughton Lynd
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

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

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.

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

Luc de Clapiers
He who defends everything defends nothing.

Frederick the Great
The mind cannot foresee its own advance.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

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