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Best Smart Quotes

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

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. J.K. Rowling

It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong. Richard P. Feynman

Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world. It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention. Christopher Paolini

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. John Wooden

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

It takes a smart man to play dumb. Mr. T

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. Bertrand Russell

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty. Norm Crosby

She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty but at the same time very deep, very smart. Johnny Depp

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. Steve Jobs

To generalize is to be an idiot. William Blake

The kind of people that all teams need are people who are humble, hungry, and smart humble being little ego, focusing more on their teammates than on themselves. Hungry, meaning they have a strong work ethic, are determined to get things done, and contribute any way they can. Smart, meaning not intellectually smart but inner personally smart. Patrick Lencioni

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. Hippolyte A. Taine

Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms. Travis Bradberry

‎I know you’re still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You’re a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance. Khaled Hosseini

The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative. Elon Musk

It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you. Katherine Paterson

I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy. Stephen King

We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. H.L. Mencken

At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency designed by very forward thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions all good things. Peter Diamandis

Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you? Terence McKenna

The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous. Ashton Kutcher

I am not shy about admitting my modest talents. For example, I am happy to admit that I am better than average at clever remarks, and I also have a flair for getting people to like me. But to be perfectly fair to myself, I am ever ready to confess my shortcomings, too, and a quick round of soul searching forced me to admit that I had never been any good at all at breathing water. As I hung there from the seat belt, dazed and watching the water pour in and swirl around my head, this began to seem like a very large character flaw. Jeff Lindsay

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. Alan Alda

But I think that no matter how smart, people usually see what they’re already looking for, that’s all. Veronica Roth

A smart girl leaves before she is left. Marilyn Monroe

Your mind will serve you better than any trinket under the suns. It is a weapon and like any weapon, you need practice to be any good at wielding it. Jay Kristoff

Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother. God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you. If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbour. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be. Joel Osteen

No matter how strong you are, no matter how smart you are or tough you can be, the world will find a way to break you. And when it does, the only thing you can do is hold on. Taylor Jenkins Reid

I was a class clown. At 12, I was definitely clowning. I was making all the jokes. But I was smart, so the teachers didn’t know what to do with me. J. Cole

Giving up is always an option, but not always a failure. Cameron Conaway

Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting. Kobe Bryant

People are not who they say but rather who their actions reveal them to be. Be smart about it. Don’t fall for the bullshit. Ziad K. Abdelnour

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates

Only a mind free of impediment is capable of grasping the chaotic beauty of the world. This is our greatest asset. Oliver Bowden

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. John C. Maxwell

I’d had years of practise looking dumb when people threw out Greek names I didn’t know. It’s a skill of mine. Annabeth keeps telling me to read a book of Greek myths, but I don’t see the need. It’s easier just to have folks explain stuff. Rick Riordan

Smart people focus on the right things. Jensen Huang

I’m lazy! I hate work! Hate hard work in all its forms! Clever shortcuts, that’s all I’m about! Eliezer Yudkowsky

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. Erica Jong

It is not our right to punish one for thinking as he does, no matter how much we disagree. Oliver Bowden

The thing about hip hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable. Barack Obama

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  A. A. Milne

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.  Solomon Short

I lack formal education. So I’m left with the feeling that I’m smarter than everyone around me but that if I ever got around really smart people people who went to universities and drank wine and spoke Latin that they’d be bored as hell by me. It’s a lonely way to go through life. Gillian Flynn

Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius. Matthew McConaughey

Why do smart people exist, if not to figure out convoluted problems? Mikhail Bulgakov

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Daniel Goleman

The only freedom you truly have is in your mind, so use it. M.T. Dismuke

We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. H. L. Mencken

The true genius of a Woman is her subtle flair in creating the illusion that you are the smart one. Josh Stern

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it. Mitch Hedberg

With or without God, good decisions can be made; But only with God will great decisions be made. Damon Thueson

Widespread use of antibiotics promotes the spread of antibiotic resistance. Smart use of antibiotics is the key to controlling its spread. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

For someone so smart, sometimes you say dumb stuff. Mark A. Cooper

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation  unfairly. Mario Cuomo

You looked a little bit smarter when your stupidity lessened a lot. Toba Beta

Liberals are some of the most arrogant, condescending smart alecks, but they’re just pure ignorant, and they fit the bill of people who have no love and no respect for the founding of this country. Rush Limbaugh

It’s important to be smart, but it’s also important to be active with your intelligence. The more you sit around over thinking things, the more trouble you get into. Alisa Valdes Rodriguez

The work environment is very important in determining how enjoyable work is. It is very important to work with smart guys who have a superior level of intellectual bandwidth and still have softer skills as well. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Don’t be angry, Finnula had said, be smart. Sarah J. Maas

For me, the most important consideration is to choose attire that is functional, but looks stylish too. That means going for colors that are understated and use smart fabrics. Chris Hoy

Have faith that your child’s brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects. Be patient. Just as there are ugly ducklings that turn into beautiful swans, there are rebellious kids and slow learners that turn into serious innovators and hardcore intellectuals. Suzy Kassem

Men always look smart in a well fitted, tailored suit. Conversely, they can be incredibly handsome in jeans combined with a cashmere jumper or a beaten up leather jacket or even just a cotton T shirt. Tamara Mellon

I’m a meathead, man. You’ve got smart people, and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb. Keanu Reeves

Life without any wonder left in it is flat and stale. David Eddings

In 2017, people have realized there isn’t going to be one crypto to rule them all. You’re seeing vertical solutions where XRP is focused on payment problems, Ethereum is focused on smart contracts, and increasingly, bitcoin is a store of value. Those aren’t competitive. In fact, I want bitcoin and Ethereum to be successful. Brad Garlinghouse

The flow. Yeah. Knowing you could step on the court and make it happen. You practiced, sure. But then, when you walked out there, you could just go. You could flow, that was it you created and you didn’t totally know how. You just knew you could, so you did. It wasn’t thinking and it wasn’t imitating somebody else’s moves, though you always looked carefully when you watched good players play. But when you played it was something you couldn’t explain. Neal used to know. It didn’t come from thinking about it. Doug Wilhelm

Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart. Joe Biden

College was for people who didn’t know they were smart. Stephen King

I’d always rather be lucky than smart. Donald Luskin

I’m so smart now. Everyone’s always like take your top off. Sorry, No! They always want to get that money shot. I’m not stupid. Paris Hilton

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. Roy H. Williams

Most folks don’t have but a few days to a week’s worth of food in their houses at any given time. When they run out, they’ll have to forage. Only the fools will forage in town. The smart ones will look on the outskirts. Edward M. Wolfe

I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. Franklin D. Roosevelt

It’s not in the interests of the self serving government to educate the masses to the point where they are smart enough to see through the bullshit because then people will be too smart to vote for them again. Christina Engela

Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary. Robin S. Sharma

There’s a difference between intellect and intelligence. Noise propagates the former, silence the later. Intellect is inherited, intelligence is inherent. Drew Gerald

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day. Samuel Goldwyn

But I am a just man, even to my enemy and I will acknowledge, beforehand, that they are cleverer brains than I thought them. Wilkie Collins

Every smart person that I admire in the world, and those I semi fear, is focused on this concept of crypto for a reason. They understand that this is the driving force of the fourth industrial revolution steam engine, electricity, then the microchip blockchain and crypto is the fourth. Brock Pierce

I may not be the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick the smartest people to do business with and size them up very fast. Ziad K. Abdelnour

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things. Byron Dorgan

He asked about the newspaper strike, and true to form, he couldn’t understand why both parties didn’t simply communicate with each other and solve their problems. I told him not everyone was as smart as he was. Mitch Albom

A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. Jeff Cooper

Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone. Rashedur Ryan Rahman

There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and being Smart. Hunter S. Thompson

Being smart as a whip includes knowing when not to crack it. Vera Nazarian

Stay open minded; stay focused. Train hard and train smart. For me, the older I get, the smarter I have to train also, because the recovery time is longer. Work on everything become a well rounded fighter don’t just be good at one thing; be good at everything. Brock Lesnar

But Johannes had said, Politeness is something you owe other people, because when you show a little courtesy, everything becomes easier and better. But first and foremost, it’s something you owe yourself. You are David. Anne Holm

I was a smart kid, but I hated school. Eminem

Well, this is basically the end, so the answers should be in these next few pages. I doubt they will surprise you, but you never know. I don’t know how smart or thick you are. You could be Albert Einstein for all I know, or some literary prizewinner, or maybe you’re just middle of the road like me. Markus Zusak

When we talk about smart transportation, it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business. Soren Skou