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Lack of motivation becomes the root cause of failure.

The right words can always soothe the ailing individual. Here we have handpicked 100 intellectual quotes for the hungry soul, hope you will find it inspiring.

Humans are social beings, clad with emotions, and basic human emotions, often weary and down by the burden of responsibilities, society placed on them. It is very natural to feel lost in the maze of miseries, however, today is not the day!  

Rise, fight, and push through, to keep up your spirit alive read our newest collection of inspirational quotes. You can also check out intellectual quotes for friends, clever intellectual quotes, smart intellectual quotes, short intellectual quotes, intellectual quotes and sayings and wise intellectual quotes about being irritated. We have quotes from John Muir, George R.R Martin, Thomas Jefferson and more.

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Deep Intellectual Quotes That Make You Think

A child playing with Rubik's Cube.

Intellectuals enjoy challenging their intellect. Titillate your mind with the most intellectual quotes collection.

1. “I freed 1000 slaves. I could have freed 1000 more if only they knew they were slaves.”

-Harriet Tubman.

2. “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”

-Stephen Furtick.

3. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.”


4. “Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like.”

-Dave Ramsey.

5. “And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

-Steve Jobs.

6. “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”


7. "Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."

- Oscar Wilde.

8. "Never to suffer would never to have been blessed."

- Edgar Allan Poe.

9. "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."

-Kahlil Gibran.

10. "I rebel; therefore I exist."

- Albert Camus.

11. "Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy."

- Robert A. Heinlein.

12. "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."

- Gustave Flaubert.

13. "Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one."

- Voltaire.

14. “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

– Jane Austen.

15. “It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.”

– Francis Bacon.

Intellectual Quotes By Famous People


Seeking information and wisdom from the long-lived intellectuals heroes, you must go through the collection of our best intellectual quotes.

16. "The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile."


17. "Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out."

- Oscar Wilde.

18. "We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing."

- Henry David Thoreau.

19. "An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."

- Albert Camus.

20. "Action is the real measure of intelligence."

- Napoleon Hill.

21. "For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance."

- Lao Tzu.

22. "He who knows best knows how little he knows."

- Thomas Jefferson.

23. "I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people."

- Marilyn Monroe.

24. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."

– Vincent Van Gogh.

25. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

― Nelson Mandela.

Intellectual Quotes From 'Game Of Thrones'

Get intellectual quotes about people from different centuries, that you can find from the famous series of 'Game Of Thrones' by George R.R Martin.

In this section, you will find many Intellectual quotes about friendship, and Intellectual quotes on disrespect. If you are a fan of this famous TV series and book, you will surely enjoy reading it.

26. "Bran: Can a man be brave if he’s afraid?

Ned Stark: That’s the only time he can be brave.”

- 'Game Of Thrones'.

27. “Fear cuts deeper than swords.”

— Arya Stark, 'Game Of Thrones'.

28. “Some wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”

— Ned Stark, 'Game Of Thrones'.

29. “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.”

— Tywin Lannister, 'Game Of Thrones'.

30. “A man with no motive is a man no one suspects. Always keep your foes confused.”

— Lord Baelish, 'Game Of Thrones'.

31. “Any man who must say ‘I am the king’ is no true king.”

— Tywin Lannister, 'Game Of Thrones'.

32. “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.”

— Lord Baelish, 'Game Of Thrones'.

33. “Money buys a man’s silence for a time. A bolt in the heart buys it forever.”

Petyr Baelish, 'Game Of Thrones'.

34. “Explain to me why it is more noble to kill 10,000 men in battle than a dozen at dinner.”

– Tywin Lannister, 'Game Of Thrones'.

35. “A very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

– Lord Varys, 'Game Of Thrones'.

36. “There is only one god, and His name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: Not Today.”

– Syrio Forel, 'Game Of Thrones'.

37. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who doesn’t read lives only one.”

– Jojen Reed, 'Game Of Thrones'.

38. “I am not questioning your honor, Ser Janos. I am denying its existence.”

– Tyrion Lannister, 'Game Of Thrones'.

39. “Death is so final yet life is full of possibilities.”

Tyrion Lannister, 'Game Of Thrones'.

40. “I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.”

– Robert Baratheon, 'Game Of Thrones'.

Intellectual Quotes On Art

Here is a list of Intellectual quotes of the day, scroll to electrocute your brain cells, with something wise and inspirational.

41. “The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”

― Anton Pavlovich Chekhov.

42. “We are a race of artists. What are we doing about it?”

― Shirley Graham Du Bois.

43. “All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.”

― Roman Payne.

44. “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”

― Eckhart Tolle.

45. “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”

― Donald Woods Winnicott.

46. “We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.”

― Pablo Picasso.

47. “You don’t make art out of good intentions.”

― Gustave Flaubert.

48. “I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri.

49. “Artists are those who can evade the verbose.”

― Haruki Murakami.

50. “An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.”

― Oscar Wilde.

Short Inspirational And Intellectual Quotes

Whenever you see men troubled with circumstance of life, hand them these Intellectual quotes about life, they will provide ideas to any problems. Here are some deep quotes and smart quotes that will inspire you.

51. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

-Lao Tzu.

52. "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."

- John Muir.

53. "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts."

-Charles Dickens.

54. "Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice."

-Anton Chekhov.

55. "Patience is the companion of wisdom."

-Saint Augustine.

56. "Live a life full of humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, and never stop learning."


57.  “There are only two great tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want and the other is getting it.”

-Oscar Wilde.

58. “Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.”

-Julian Barnes.

59. “Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

-James Baldwin.

60. "Holding onto your anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


Romantic Intellectual Quotes

Get Intellectual quotes on love from our collection of amazing intellectual quotes, happy reading!

61. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

62. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


63. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

64. “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”

-Sam Keen.

65. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.”

-Reinhold Niebuhr.

66. “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

-Benjamin Franklin.

67. “I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.”

-Henry Ward Beecher.

68. “This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.”

― Aberjhani.

69. “This is how we are: we fall in love with each other’s strengths, but love deepens towards permanence when we fall in love with each other’s weaknesses.”

― Salman Rushdie.

70. “Don't cry after my death, I won't know it. Love me when I am alive.”

― Luffina Lourduraj.

Quotes On Knowledge And Wisdom

Wise men seek advice from intellectuals from time to time to get ideas of the way of life. Here is food for your thinking brain, read our deep intellectual quotes in this section. The most famous quote is most certainly by Albert Einstein, “two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

71. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

― Albert Einstein.

72. “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

― Lao Tzu.

73. “Emotion without reason lets people walk all over you; reason without emotion is a mask for cruelty.”

― Nalini Singh.

74. “Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.”

― Aeschylus.

75. “One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation.”

― P. G. Wodehouse.

76. “Knowledge is power? No. Knowledge on its own is nothing, but the application of useful knowledge, now that is powerful.”

― Rob Liano.

77. “Your own shortcomings are the best ground to grow your sense of humor.”

― Stu Konigsberg.

78. “This is not Education. It is a process of manufacturing computation devices that look like Homo sapiens.”

― Abhijit Naskar.

79. “Real education leads to the liberation of the mind.”

― Abhijit Naskar.

80. “Come out my friend. Come out from the narrow lanes of darkness into the vivacious light of the day.”

― Abhijit Naskar.

Albert Einstein Quotes On Intelligence And Education

81. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

-Albert Einstein.

82. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

― Albert Einstein.

83. “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.”

― Albert Einstein.

84. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

― Albert Einstein.

85. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

― Albert Einstein.

86. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

― Albert Einstein.

87. “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”

― Albert Einstein.

88. “Black holes are where God divided by zero.”

― Albert Einstein.

89. “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”

― Albert Einstein.

90. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

― Albert Einstein.

Funny Intellectual Quotes

Check out these funny quotations by intellectuals, which will not only give you information, but are inspirational too.

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

– Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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

– Pia Juul.

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

– Michael Bassey Johnson.

94. “A true friend overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!”

– Doug Larson.

95. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

– William James.

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

– Abraham Lincoln.

97. Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.”

– Oliver Goldsmith.

98. "I remixed a remix, it was back to normal."

-Mitch Hedberg.

99. "The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream."

- Bill Murray.

100. "I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done."

-Steven Wright.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for intellectual quotes then why not take a look at intelligence quotes, or intention quotes.

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Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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