Books - the children of the brain.

Things may happen, and often do, to people as brainy and footsy as you.

I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart.

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.

Wit is cultured insolence.

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.


Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind, it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

I'm a smart girl.

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

Melancholy men are, of all others, the most witty.

Reading after a certain age diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain, can experience itself anything less than a god.

Alan Watts

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

I was a smart kid but I hated school.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

The brain is a wonderful organ, it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

Robert Frost

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

Purple haze, all in my brain, lately things just don't seem the same,

Jimi Hendrix

How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart?

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain hazardous and conflicting information.

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides.

I wish my name was Brian, because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.

Mitch Hedberg

You learned people and artists have, no doubt, all sorts of superior things in your heads; but you're human beings like the rest of us, and we, too, have our dreams and fancies.

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

I've got the brain of a four year old. I'll bet he was glad to be rid of it.

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.

People are getting smarter nowadays, they are letting lawyers instead of their conscience be their guide.

Will Rogers

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.

I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.

I hate to be smart.

One may be continually abusive without saying any thing just, but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

He is winding the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike.

Truth is a good dog, but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.

Francis Bacon

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.