50 Witty Quotes About Being Smart That Prove Intelligence Is Sexy

Witty Quotes About Being Smart
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Confidence is key.

Most people never realize that having confidence can make you appear smarter. Of course, there are other factors that would determine if someone is smart, but confidence is a characteristic that most smart or intelligent people have.

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According to lexico.com the definition of smart is having or showing a quick-witted intelligence.

Showing intelligence is not something you are genetically born with sometimes you have to work hard, study and focus on learning something. There are all types of versions of being smart or intelligent, but the main factor in being smart is believing in yourself. Believing and having confidence that you can learn or do something is my definition of being smart.

If you exercise your brain more by reading, learning as much as you can about things that are out of your norm and develop people skills that will help you interact with different races, cultures, and backgrounds that will make you smarter than most.

Thinking positive, keeping an open mind and broaden your horizons are all attributes that intellects have. We all have the ability to step outside the box and learn and experience new things in life. We are all smart and intelligent in our own ways, so just remember to stay confident, open your mind to new adventures and learn to understand that life is about experiencing new things with an open mind. Those are the traits of people who are intelligent.

Here are 50 witty quotes about being smart and brainy quotes about being intelligent to help you feel more confident.

1. Being smart and wise is always a beautiful thing.

“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart” — Alan Alda

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2. Being smart is also knowing your choices.

“I actually feel more of a woman because I feel like I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of my life and my health. I think that’s what makes a woman complete” — Angelina Jolie

3. The smart ones are never the nerds.

“I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world” — Michelle Obama

4. Even if you aren’t trained about something you can still be smart enough to do it.

“I don’t think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game” — Rickey Henderson

5. There are different types of smart.

“Sometimes we see other people as a genius as we feel they are smarter than we are. They have more education, they can talk a good talk, but many times education and real-world experience - what some would call "street smarts" - can make all the difference” — Catherine Pulsifer

6. Success doesn’t make you smart it’s all about being genuine and human.

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose” — Bill Gates

7. Having the will to fight for your goals is the smartest thing you can do for yourself.

“It wasn't that he wasn't smart enough, or couldn't find the money to continue; he just stopped right in his tracks. He certainly had the capacity but not the will” — Catherine Pulsifer

8. When you work smart, doors will open for you.

“Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked” — Steve Wozniak

9. School is great even for people do not feel as smart as others.

“I was okay with school. My sister Kourtney was extremely smart. I always read a little slower” — Kim Kardashian

10. Whoever said that being smart isn’t sexy?

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous” — Ashton Kutcher

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11. Smart and sexy can be an unstoppable force.

“Yeah, it’s tough being smart and sexy, too. I have to say, I’m really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. I promise you it’s true. My husband Jeff Richmond saw a diamond in the rough and took me in” — Tina Fey

12. Being smart is better than having friends but it’s best to have both in life.

“In grade school, I was smart, but I didn’t have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends” — David Spade

13. Knowing your weaknesses makes you smarter than most.

“Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about” — Solomon Short

14. Having confidence is another character of being smart.

“I want girls to feel the confidence you get from being smart. They get so many messages that tell them the most important thing is to be beautiful” — Dancia McKellar

15. As a world, as a unit, we are much smarter together.

“None of us is as smart as all of us” — Ken Blanchard

16. Being smart is always reading other people.

“One of the smartest things you can do as a manager is to hire the right person and then keep them happy. Happy workers tend to take less time off and are more likely to stay with their employer” — Reen Rose

17. Being smart can make you feel sexy and inferior.

“I know it sounds weird, but my definition of “sexy” has changed as I’ve gotten older. And being smart and informed makes me feel sexier than any outfit” — Sarah Shahi

18. You don’t have to be smart to be fashionable.

“For women, style codes are not merely about being smart or presentable, they are a platform for judgment” — Sara Pascoe

19. Kids are trained to be the best they can be even if they make mistakes.

“Give your kid some credit for being smart-just because they read about something doesn’t mean they will do it” — Lauren Myracle

20. You can get what you want by playing smart.

“Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb” — Yui Brynner

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21. Sometimes being smart can have temporary negative benefits but in the long run, it’s the best thing that can happen to you.

“I was ridiculed in public school for being smart. A teacher’s pet” — Julia Glass

22. You don’t have to be smart to run a country it’s about setting the bar high for goals.

“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

23. Intelligence is sexy, too.

“How do you know what it’s like to be stupid if you’ve never been smart” — Lou Holtz

24. Don't hate how smart you are. Own it.

“I hate to be smart” — Paulo Coelho

25. Being smart is knowing that you can make mistakes.

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool” — William Shakespeare

26. Sometimes being smart can scare you.

“It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you” — Katherine Paterson

27. Have confidence in yourself.

“Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?” — Terence McKenna

28. It is not always about your brains.

“But I think that no matter how smart, people usually see what they’re already looking for, that’s all” — Veronica Roth

29. Your mind can lead you to so many opportunities if you use it.

“The only freedom you truly have is in your mind, so use it” — M.T. Dismuke

30. If you have a dream, dream big.

“The bigger the brain, the bigger the dream” — Unknown

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31. Giving up doesn’t make you stupid.

“Giving up is always an option, but not always a failure” — Cameron Conaway

32. Using your brain is the best exercise you can do for yourself.

“Your brain is your most valuable muscle” — Unknown

33. Knowing that people’s action is their character, not their words, that’s what makes you smart.

“People are not who they say but rather who their actions reveal them to be…Be smart about it. Don’t fall for the bullshit” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

34. Even if you think you are smart you can always double-check yourself.

“If you think you’re smart, think twice to be smarter” — Toba Beta

35. Fighting for your integrity and values make you smart.

“A wise person continues to fight for something even when they lack support” — Unknown

36. You shouldn’t hate a person for their own opinions and thoughts.

“It is not our right to punish one for thinking as he does, no matter how much we disagree” — Oliver Bowden

37. You can’t be lazy if you want to be smart about your life goals.

“I’m lazy! I hate work! Hate hard work in all its forms! Clever shortcuts, that’s all I’m about!” — Eliezer Yudkowsky

38. Being smart is making choices that comfort you.

“Smart people always choose comfort over luxury” — Celso Cukierkorn

39. Creating something to make others feel better is genius.

“The true genius of a woman is her subtle flair in creating the illusion that you are the smart one” — Josh Stern

40. Beauty is temporary but brains are forever.

“You know what lasts longer than beauty? Being smart." — Unknown

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41. Being smart can be a burden if you let it be.

“Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn’t it?" — Unknown

42. Don't let someone make you feel less than you are.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” — Eleanor Roosevelt

43. If you speak negativity, then it will appear.

“If you think you can’t, you’re right” — Carol Bartz

44. If you want something you, go get it.

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” — Ayn Rand

45. Mistakes can be a smart lesson learned.

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them” — John C. Maxwell

46. Being smart doesn’t mean you know everything.

“You should be smart enough to know that you don’t know everything. But you have to believe in yourself. I certainly do” — Diane Kruger

47. Life is about being smart, growing and learning.

“It’s not about being secretive, it’s about being smart” — Unknown

48. Being smart and being cheap is not the same, you have to think bigger.

“There is a big difference being smart with your money and just being cheap” — Unknown

49. Loving yourself and your identity is the smartest thing you can do for yourself.

“The wisest thing a person can do is love themselves forever, always” — Unknown

50. Imagine giving up on the very thing you love, not a smart move.

“Giving up on yourself is the worst mistake you can ever make and by far the most dumb mistake you can make for yourself” — Katrina C. Harris

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