Smart People Quotes

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Erol Ozan
“In pursuit of happiness, smart people often end up dumbing down themselves.”
Erol Ozan

Daniel Willey
“One of the biggest problems with people who think that they are smart is that they believe that the number of times they admit that they are wrong is inversely proportional to their
intellectual level.”
Daniel Willey

“Belief is a wonderful way to pass the time until the facts come in.”
Carl R White
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Bruce Coville
“Hey, Geekoid!" yelled Duncan Dougal, "Why do you read so much? Don't you know how to watch TV?”
Bruce Coville, My Teacher Is an Alien

أنيس منصور
“العقلاء يفهمون الأشياء والأذكياء يفهمون الناس”
أنيس منصور, قالوا

Daniel Whyte III
“ should not only be smart in his head, but one should also be smart in how he relates to other people.”
Daniel Whyte III, Letters to Young Black Men: Advice and Encouragement for a Difficult Journey

Christie Ridgway
“Now what?” he finally asked.

Téa came to stand in the doorway of her office. “Now
what, what? Hey, is that you, Cal?”

Affirmative? Was that the cutest or what?”
Christie Ridgway, An Offer He Can't Refuse

Marianne Williamson
“Spirituality isn't some quaint stepchild of an intelligent worldview, or the only option for those of us not smart enough to understand the facts of the real world. Spirituality reflects the most sophisticated mindset, and the most powerful force available for the transformation of human suffering.”
Marianne Williamson, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Michael Lopp
“One of your many jobs as manager is information conduit, and the rules are deceptively simple: for each piece of information you see, you must correctly determine who on your team needs that piece of information to do their job.”
Michael Lopp, Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

Michael Lopp
“My definition of a great manager is someone with whom you can make a connection no matter where you sit in the organization chart.”
Michael Lopp, Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

Charlie Huston
“Money makes people stupid. They don't have to work as hard as people who don't have money. That's why the smart people who do have money mostly use it for one thing…

They use it to make sure the people without it don't get any more.”
Charlie Huston, Sleepless

Mikhail Bulgakov
“Why do smart people exist, if not to figure out convoluted problems?”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

“what if you've been born more intelligent than others? and you can't force them to understand you, but you can understand them?. then you just need to force yourself on them, and you can map out their axioms and core beliefs and try to transform them. and then map out the fundamental concepts they need to know to understand you. i wish you understood me.”

Vladislav Krapivin
“...умные люди на глупые шутки внимания не обращают.”
Vladislav Krapivin, Застава на Якорном поле. Крик петуха.

Dževad Karahasan
“- Kako jedna ista stvar može za nekoga biti jako pametna, a za drugoga glupa?
- Operacija bubrega je jako pametna za onoga ko ima kamen u bubregu i jako glupa za onoga ko kamen u bubregu nema - mirno objasni starac.”
Dževad Karahasan, Šahrijarov prsten

Vann Chow
“I guess even smart students gossips just like regular people.”
Vann Chow, Shanghai Nobody

Olaotan Fawehinmi
“Success, Bill Gates said, is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Same goes for good looking people. Beauty reduces the consciousness that it takes more to catch the heart of the right partner.
We often think being good at one thing is all we need to succeed, but hey, success is less of what you are good at, but more of what you are good for.
Of what use is beauty with no brains, culture without character, knowledge that does not impact, or skill that does not add value?
For any seemingly "good" thing to last, great attention we must pay to the unseen intrinsic component that sustains it.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within


Brad McKinniss
“Why not just recreate Einstein - one of the smartest humans of all-time, she thought. His advice will be priceless!”
Brad McKinniss, Beast Machine

“Smart People no think about a bad past or what can happen, but look for a good future to reprobate the happen things and clear it with a smile.”
Jan Jansen

“Questioning is important for breakthrough innovation that in future companies will have a CXO level Position that leads all the interesting innovation - CQO Chief Questioning Officer.”
Saurabh Gupta Earth5R

“They are 1% rich because they aren't 99% dumb”
Piyush Negi

Abhishek Ratna
“You don’t need a team! Often, we do not do certain things because we feel that to take up something new, we need a team or at least one more person who thinks as we do. If you are smart enough you may not need any one else!”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“- Si atunci, ce inseamna sa fii destept.
- Ce inseamna sa fii destept? Sa crezi ce-ti spun ochii si sa nu crezi ce ti se spune la ureche.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Abhishek Ratna
“If you play smart, you may achieve your target without using up all your resources.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

T.J. Kirk
“A clever person can tell them the truth in a way that they want to hear.”
T.J. Kirk

“New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state-of-the-art technology.”
Robert Kahn

Ana Claudia Antunes
“It's so torturously true that wealthy does rhyme with healthy and yet poor does not mean to pour! If by showing off you look more like a dumb, being smart doesn't bring any luck if you are about to become a boasting bastard Try to strangle a stolen stone in the middle of a world so wrong or perpetrate a pearly trait in no more than a perishing fate and all your brightness goes down the drain.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“The smartest person to ever walk this Earth in all probability lived and died herding goats on a mountain somewhere, with no way to disseminate their work globally even if they had realised they were super smart and had the means to do something with their abilities.

I am not keen on 'who are the smartest' lists and websites because, as Scott Barry Kaufman points out, the concept of genius privileges the few who had the opportunity to see through and promote their life’s work, while excluding others who may have had equal or greater raw potential but lacked the practical and financial support, and the communication platform that famous names clearly had.

This is why I am keen to develop, through my research work, a definition of genius from a cognitive neuroscience and psychometric point of view, so that whatever we decide that is and how it should be measured, only focuses on clearly measurable factors within the individual’s mind, regardless of their external achievements, eminence, popularity, wealth, public platform etc. In my view this would be both more equitable and more scientific.”
Gwyneth Wesley Rolph

“Nothing is clever or smarter than the belief and trust you give to your mind. Your mind doesn't need much to shift, but your body suffers from shame and acceptance from its surrounding.”
Kangoma Kindembo

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