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16 Lessons From Highly Intelligent People

16 Lessons From Highly Intelligent People

Quotes can be inspirational & motivating.

It is something about the quick but concise information that they provide that makes our brains want to jump into action.

This list of 16 quotes can provide us an insight into their creator’s minds as well as provide us with some useful lessons to help us live our lives by.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was also the first deaf & blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree…needless to say, we could all learn something from this amazing woman.

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Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history and someone who taught all his life.


No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

The famous and funny Robin Williams sadly passed away in 2014 but will never be forgotten. We can all learn something about how he bought his unique style of happiness and joy to millions of fans.


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.Read more at

Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Hundreds of short stories are relevant in metaphorical form, even today; remember the boy who cried wolf?

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Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the USA and one still revered today. He grew up very sickly but didn’t let that stop him from becoming everything he wanted to be. Don’t let anything stop you from doing what you want to do.


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain was an American author and humorist. Well known for his writing ability and which were both of equal measure and both very high! This is not the last we will hear from him on this list!



Ayn Rand was most famous for her book Atlas Shrugged (1957) and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Love her or hate her, there is no denying her intelligence, and although we may not agree with everything she espoused, this quote is a great way to motivate us to achieve more.


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.Read more at

Confucius is one of the most well-known of the ancient Chinese philosophers and a seriously smart cat. Some have compared him to Aesop, but I just think he is super smart and teaches us a lot about how to keep going.



Ever heard of Alice in Wonderland? I love that story, and there are many, many lessons we can get from it. Which road should you take? Well, if you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t matter!


Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, and civil rights, activist. I would also like to add a very smart lady and one that makes us proud to be human. Skilled in oration and poetry, she is someone we can all take lessons from.


Our actions and decisions today will shape the way we will be living in the future.

The Dalai Lama is one of the most respected Buddhist monks on the planet. He is also one of the most quotable, and from his quotes, we can learn many things.


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I told you, another from the fabulous Mark Twain. As a result of his inherent wit, he also happens to be highly quotable!!!


If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him

The master of war and strategy. Sun Tzu’s lessons are still being used today in all manner of situations, from modern military doctrine to the boardroom and beyond! Don’t be blinded by age; the oldies are still goodies.


A jug fills drop by drop

Living in a Buddhist country gives me a unique insight into the Buddhist religion. There are many lessons that we can learn from this man. Being intelligent and spiritual are not mutually exclusive.


Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

The genius that we can all think of. Although this quote isn’t directly attributed to the great man himself, it has been connected with him for a long time now. The lesson here is that everyone is a genius in their own way. Just because you may not be amazing with numbers doesn’t mean that you are stupid. There is more than 1 form of intelligence.


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing

And we have Socrates to finish this list off. Highly intelligent and an all-around polymath. He was the teacher of Plat, who in turn was the teacher of Aristotle. Who did Aristotle teach? Why Alexander the Great, of course! If you don’t learn any lessons from Socrates, you will never learn anything…