25 Brilliant Quotes You’ll Want To Hear From the World’s Top Minds

The world is full of some truly brilliant people. They have gathered knowledge over difficult and often long lives, bolstered by their experiences, their successes, and their failures. In this list, we dig up some of the most brilliant quotes from the world’s top minds of today and yesterday.

Some of the people on this list may be controversial. For example, Adolf Hitler is on here; while he did horrific things to the world and its people, he was nonetheless a sharp and clever man who understood the human thought process and was able to control and harness it for his own evil desires. Others are less controversial, such as Edward L. Bernays – Sigmund Freud’s nephew and one of the early pioneers of public relations and propaganda – who talks about the basic elements needed for a democratic society. (They are not what you might think, according to him.)

Many of the quotes are relevant to events happening every day in our lives, from work to wealth to politics. Feel free to share with your friends, family, and social networks any of these quotes which inspire you or make you stop and think. Let’s get started with this list of 25 Brilliant Quotes You’ll Want To Hear From the World’s Top Minds.

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"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." - Bill Gates

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"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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"It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do." - Steve Jobs

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"Information flow is what the Internet is about. Information sharing is power. If you don't share your ideas, smart people can't do anything about them, and you'll remain anonymous and powerless." - Vint Cerf

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"A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether." - Roy H. Williams

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