Witty Quotes To Fire Up Your Brain

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Because it’s time to fire those neurons and get philosophical with these witty quotes…

If you like a little humor and a good brain scratcher, then read on.

We’ve got the world’s best compilation of witty quotes for you now…

Witty Quotes

“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A grieving woman could sit alone on a jetty in the early morning. But not with a book in her hands.” – Pia Juul

“A painting is worth a thousand confused art-gallery visitors.” – Ljupka Cvetanova

“A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn’t implement any of it.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“A person with a sharp tongue will eventually cut themselves.” – J. Robson Koenig

“A skunk is better company than a person who prides himself on being ‘frank’.” – Robert Heinlein

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein

“A true friend overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

“A witty saying proves nothing.” – Voltaire

“A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.” – George Dennison Prentice

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“Action will destroy your procrastination.” – Og Mandino

“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Arguing with a fool proves there are two.” – Doris M. Smith

“Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare

“By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.” – William Congreve

“Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.” – Howard Aiken

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

“Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” – Erma Bombeck

“Every habit makes our hand more witty, and out wit more handy.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don’t laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.” – Criss Jami

“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Fools learn from experience. Wise men learn from the experience of others.” – Otto von Bismarck

“Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find a good one, you must one hundred try.” – Claude Mermet

“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“He wasn’t aware of it but when he smiled he looked like an amiable bear. When he didn’t smile he didn’t look amiable.” – Emma Goldrick

“He who wrestles with us, strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper.” – Edmund Burke

“How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“I don’t let go of concepts –I meet them with understanding. Then they let go of me.” – Byron Katie

“I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

“I’m an angel. The horns are only there to hold up the halo.” – Suzanne Wrightt

“I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” – David Livingstone

“If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.” – Amit Kalantri

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” – Woodrow Wilson

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen

“Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals.” – Amit Kalantri

“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” – George Washington

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“It is not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.” – Helen Walton

“It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don’t have to.” – Walter Linn

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” – John Leonard

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” – Tom Robbins

“It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” – Ronald Reagan

“Knowledge is proud she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more.” – William Cowper

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Maturity involves turning an insult into a feedback.” – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

“Never try to have the last word. You might get it.” – Robert Heinlein

“No-one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James

“Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? Certainly. I’d know me anywhere.” – Terry Pratchett

“One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.” – Robert Heinlein

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Phil Hartman was brilliant, and Dave Foley is a really funny guy. Phil Hartman was actually even funnier offstage than he was onstage because he would say nasty things. Dave Foley’s very funny, very witty guy, very quick.” – Joe Rogan

“Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Pretending to care what men think is an art. It takes moments to learn, but lifetimes to master. I’d like to believe I’m an expert.” – Dennis Sharpe

“Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.” – George Eliot

“Rhetoric abounds in the cemeteries of reason.” – Miguel Queah

“So just let me deal with it, I can be emotionally flawed and still love you all at the same time. I’m a great multitasker.” – Holly Hood

“Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.” – Kim Hubbard

“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” – Robert Brault

“The best computer is a man, and it’s the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.” – Wernher von Braun

“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard P. Feynman

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” – Wayne Dyer

“The important thing to remember is not to forget.” – Benny Bellamacina

“The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.” – Mark Twain

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.” – Michelangelo

“The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.” – Josh Lanyon

“The reward of a thing done well is to have done it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell

“There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn’t exist for men. A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.” – Christian Louboutin

“There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he’s absolutely free to choose.” – William M. Bulger

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done.” – Peter Drucker

“They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.” – Allan Sherman

“To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.” – John Ruskin

“To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.” – Erich Fromm

“To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Want to know something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It’s really worth fighting for — risking everything for. And the trouble is — if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“We all have times when we think more effectively, and times when we should not be thinking at all.” – Daniel Cohen

“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

“We tend to get what we expect.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Well, don’t expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.” – Suzanne Collins

“What gets measured gets managed.” – Peter Drucker

“When I die cremate me so I can finally fit into something small.” – Xondra Day

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Writers don’t get mad they get even in their novels.” – Candace C. Bowen

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Henry Ford

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

“You know, you’re rather amusingly wrong.” – Terry Pratchett

“You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton

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