Brainy Quotes


1. Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

- Neil Armstrong

2. 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

3. The destiny of man is in his own soul.

- Herodotus

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

- Khalil Gibran

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

- Henry Van Dyke

6. We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

7. Memory is more indelible than ink.

- Anita Loos

8. There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

9. The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.

- Pierre Bonnard

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

- Juvenal

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

- Leo Rosten

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

- Francis Herbert Hedge

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

- Johann Georg Hamann

14. Ideals are the world's masters.

- Josiah Gilbert Holland

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

- Robert W. Service

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

- Maxwell Maltz

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

- Lewis Mumford

18. People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.

- Epictetus

19. Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.

- Viktor E. Frankl

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

- Sai Baba

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

- Winston Churchill

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

- Richard Wright

23. Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

- Albert Einstein

24. The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.

- Charles Darwin

25. We are what we believe we are.

- C. S. Lewis

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

- Albert Schweitzer

27. Our first intuitions are the true ones.

- Emile M. Cioran

28. Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.

- Rose Kennedy

29. A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

30. You can't be taught to be brainy. You've either got it or you don't.

- Samantha Fox

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

- Pablo Picasso

32. 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

33. Fortune favors the prepared mind.

- Louis Pasteur

34. Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

- Thomas Browne

35. Nothing endures but personal qualities.

- Walt Whitman

36. Unless we remember we cannot understand.

- E. M. Forster

37. Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.

- George Henry Lewes

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

- Juvenal

39. Talent works, genius creates.

- Robert Schumann

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

- T. S. Eliot

41. Never mistake motion for action.

- Ernest Hemingway

42. You create your own reality.

- Jane Roberts

43. Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

- Babe Ruth

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

- Unknown

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

- Helen Keller

46. To be is to be the value of a variable.

- Willard Van Orman Quine

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

- Epictetus

48. Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.

- Viktor E. Frankl

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

- Francis Herbert Hedge

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

- John Locke

51. I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.

- Confucius

52. Talent works, genius creates.

- Robert Schumann

53. Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.

- George Henry Lewes

54. A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.

- William Feather

55. The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

- Anne Frank

56. The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.

- Oswald Chambers

57. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

- Matsuo Basho

58. Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

- William Hazlitt

59. We must be our own before we can be another's.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.

- Eldridge Cleaver

61. A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

62. It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

- Albert Einstein

63. Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

- Marie Curie

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

- Robert Staughton Lynd

65. Fortune favors the prepared mind.

- Louis Pasteur

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

- Andrew Carnegie

67. A brainy person does not abuse copyright' instead they respect it and uphold it.

- Maximillian Degenerez

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

- Pablo Picasso

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

- Winston Churchill

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

- Erich Fromm

71. I shut my eyes in order to see.

- Paul Gauguin

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

- Henry Van Dyke

73. The destiny of man is in his own soul.

- Herodotus

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

- Confucius

75. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

- Albert Einstein

76. The time is always right to do what is right.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

- Leo Rosten

78. Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.

- Bodhidharma

79. You cannot step into the same river twice.

- Heraclitus

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

- Horace