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40 Must Use Genius Quotes

great genius quotesThink you know everything? Think again. Every once in a while, we can all use some words of wisdom from the wise ones themselves. Here are 40 quotes to get you thinking about thinking.

  1. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. - BB King, musician
  2. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. - Alfred Mercier, author
  3. Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets. -  Leonardo Da Vinci, painter
  4. I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. - Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States
  5. Life is a learning experience, only if you learn. - Yogi Berra, baseball legend and former Yankees coach
  6. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. - Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States
  7. I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. - Eartha Kitt, actress
  8. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. - Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company
  9. Genius always finds itself a century too early. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  10. Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison, inventor

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  1. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman
  2. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States
  3. Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire. - WB Yeats, Irish poet
  4. Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. - Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general
  5. You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking. - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States
  6. You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing and falling over. - Richard Branson, businessman
  7. It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer. - Albert Einstein, physicist
  8. Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. - George Carlin, comedian
  9. If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learning anything. - Muhammad Ali, boxer
  10. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer
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  1. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist
  2. Even the genius asks questions. - Tupac Shakur, rapper
  3. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. - Stephen Hawking, physicist
  4. You know what lasts longer than beauty? Being smart. - Gabrielle Union, actress
  5. I’ve learned that while I’d be a fool not to stay open to the advice and experiences of the smart, amazing people in my life, I also need to listen to what I have to say. - Alicia Keys, singer
  6. I like my job because it involves learning. I like being around smart people who are trying to figure out new things. I like the fact that if people really try, they can figure out how to invent things that actually have an impact. - Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
  7. 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, former first lady
  8. You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. - Tina Fey, comedian
  9. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. - Confucius, Chinese philosopher
  10. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. - Colin Powell, former Secretary of State

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  1. An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch, former chairman of General Electric
  2. Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes beauty. - Diane Von Furstenberg, fashion designer
  3. Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key. - Tom Colicchio, celebrity chef
  4. Change is the end result of all true learning. - Leo Buscaglia, author
  5. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. - E.M. Forster, novelist
  6. You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We're amazing people. - Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer
  7. I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill, former British prime minister
  8. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain, writer
  9. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. - Dr. Seuss, author
  10. The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov, professor
With these quotes at the ready, you’ll be inspired to think, create and build. We believe in you, genius!

Michelle Boudin is a reporter at NBC Charlotte and a freelance writer.