Smart Sayings and Quotes

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

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most intelligent people disguise the fact that they are intelligent. Wise men do not wear name tags. The more people talk about their own skills, the more desperate they are--their work should speak for itself. Tsugumi Ohba
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
A person who speaks cleverly is witty; one who asks questions is smart. Terry Carr
The Strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong. Ian Caldwell.
You know what lasts longer than beauty? Being smart. Gabrielle Union
It's not about how smart you are. It's about your values. Malcolm Gladwell
Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked. Steve Wozniak
Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so. H. Jackson Brown Sr.
A clever man commits no minor blunders. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nobody is smart enough to be wrong all the time. Ken Wilber
The smarter you get, the less you speak. Anonymous
All clever men are birds of prey. Proverb
Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant. Steven Anderson.
There is no great genius withou some touch of madness. Aristotle
Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about. Solomon Short
The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people. Stephen Hawking
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you. John Wooden
Being smarter than you look is better than looking smarter than you are. Jeremy Clarkson
No intelligent man has any respect for an unjust law. Robert A. Heinlein
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. Alan Alda
The smart ones ask when they don't know. And, sometimes, when they do. Malcolm Forbes
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. Ed Parker
It takes a smart guy to play dumb. Mr. T
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. Ernest Hemingway
You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. Tina Fey
If you can't be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart. Lois McMaster Bujold
The desire to be thought clever often prevents a man from becoming so. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Albert Einstein
Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill