Brilliant Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old brilliant quotes, brilliant sayings, and brilliant proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There's nothing worse than a brilliant beginning. Pablo Picasso
A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war. Isoroku Yamamoto
There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. Marva Collins
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How we learn has nothing to do with how brilliant we are. Henry Winkler
Our children are only as brilliant as we allow them to be. Eric Micha'el Leventhal
You weren't born to fit in. You were born to be brilliant. Simon T. Bailey
Humans: such a brilliant model of emotional self-awareness. Charles Stross
Don't trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover. Jimmy Breslin
It's brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like. Nick Hornby
Brilliant people never think of the lives they smash, being brilliant. Don DeLillo
Operating in an unlit world, the unconscious mind is a brilliant detective. Jo Coudert
Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds? Meredith Belbin
Surrounded yourself with brilliant people. You can't HELP but grow when that happens. Chris Brogan
The most brilliant fortunes are often not worth the littleness required to gain them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation. Eric Butterworth
The most brilliant qualities become useless when they are not sustained by force of character. Louis-Philippe I of France
A brilliant mind was never as clever as three average minds sniffing after something of interest. Robert Reed
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up. Raymond E. Feist
The most successful and brilliant work a lighting designer can do is usually the least noticeable. Jean Rosenthal
There are very few really brilliant men who have not had at least one madman among their ancestors. Andre Maurois
There are fine things that are more brilliant when they are unfinished than when finished too much. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
The true test of a brilliant theory is what first is thought to be wrong is later shown to be obvious. Assar Lindbeck
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered. Stanley Kubrick
The most brilliant flashes of wit come from a clouded mind, as lightning leaps only from an obscure firmament. Christian Nestell Bovee
Champions are brilliant at the basics. John Wooden
Being in the desert was brilliant and it was hard. Toni Collette
If you're brilliant and open-minded, you can start at the top. Uri Geller
A brilliant design will always benefit from the input of others. Zaha Hadid
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama XIV
It's always a struggle to make things sound more or less brilliant. Victoria Legrand
Everyone we regard as brilliant has endured an enormous amount of failure. Frans Johansson
Brilliant strategy is the best route to desirable ends with available means. Max McKeown
A perfect conversation would run much less to brilliant sentences than to unfinished ones. Louis Kronenberger
There are many really stupid ideas that wind up being brilliant, if you can implement them. Gene Simmons
One of my main goals in life is to make those that believed in me look extremely brilliant. Greg Gilbert
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca
There are plenty of brilliant people who are too stressed out to read challenging literary novels. John Burdett
A dull speech which is full of truths is much more brilliant than an eloquent speech which is full of lies! Mehmet Murat ildan
Brilliant results don't just show up by chance. The finest things in life take patience, focus and sacrifice. Robin Sharma
The key to getting a reputation for being brilliant is actually being brilliant, not just acting like you are. Seth Godin