Brainy - Quotes & Sayings

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

Meister Eckhart

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

Albert Einstein

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

Charles Kettering

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

Richard Wright

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

Anne Frank

I shut my eyes in order to see.

Paul Gauguin

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldous Huxley

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.

Dag Hammarskjold

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Mark Twain

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Sai Baba

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

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


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

What worries you, masters you.

John Locke

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.

Bernard Williams

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.


Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.

Galileo Galilei

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

Neil Armstrong

Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway

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

Khalil Gibran

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

Nikos Kazantzakis

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

Andrew Carnegie

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

Marie Curie

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

Isaac Newton

I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes

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

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

Andrew Carnegie

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Rene Descartes

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.


We are what we believe we are.

C. S. Lewis

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

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.

Ralph Marston

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

Thomas Browne

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

Viktor E. Frankl

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Eldridge Cleaver

In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.

John C. Maxwell

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.

Jim Rohn

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


If youth knew; if age could.

Sigmund Freud

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

Napoleon Hill

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.