30+ Best Intellectual Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational intellectual quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Intellectual Quotes

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

Holding onto your anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. – Buddha

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.-Søren Kierkegaard

It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

The two most important days of your life are the day that you’re born and the day that you find out why. – Mark Twain

Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think. -Albert Einstein

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

There are only two great tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde

Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books. – Julian Barnes

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein

Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. – James Baldwin

Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss

What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thich Nhat Hanh

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. – George Bernard Shaw

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. – Elbert Hubbard

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. – Toni Morrison

We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way we are. – Talmud

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden

I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. – Flannery O’Connor

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. – Harper Lee

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. – J.K. Rowling

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. – F. Scott Fitzgerald