25 Quotes That Will Make You Smarter


If you look around for ways to become smarter, you will usually find tips to look smarter, will be told you need to educate yourself more, or even that it’s not possible to increase your intelligence at all. After all, it is a very common belief that intelligence is something you are born with, and you can’t do anything to change it. Fortunately, this isn’t true. It’s possible to become smarter, much smarter in fact, and it doesn’t involve spending countless hours studying in front of a dictionary or other text books.

Begin by reading these phenomenal quotes.

1. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. -Bruce Lee

2. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. -William Shakespeare

3. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. -Plato

4. The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. -Niccolo Machiavelli

5. Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. -Buddha

6. Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. -William Shakespeare

7. Injustice never rules forever. -Seneca

8. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. -Solomon

9. I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself. -Michel de Montaigne

10. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.  -Buddha

11. My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. –Oscar Wilde

12. We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. -Talmud

13. The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. -Buddha

14. It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see. -Winston Churchill

15. Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. -Benjamin Franklin

16. The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. -Aristotle

17. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. -William Shakespeare

18. The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. -Aristotle

19. A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. -Plato

20. Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. -Helen Keller

21. He was a wise man who invented beer. -Plato

22. The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. -Plato

23. Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? -Voltaire

24. When in doubt, close your mouth! –Mr. Self Development

25. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. -Lao Tzu

BONUS: He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. -Voltaire

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