Clever Quotes From Great Thinkers Share PINTEREST Email Print pixelfit/Getty Images Liveabout Entertainment Music TV & Film Performing Arts Visual Arts Fashion & Style Love and Romance Gaming Hobbies Activities Humor By Simran Khurana Education Expert MBA in Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S. in Commerce, Accounting, and Finance, University of Mumbai Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated January 14, 2020 Would you like to sound smart? Do you want to impress your peers with clever words? Here are some clever quotes rescue you when the situation arises. Kiss those thinking caps goodbye because who needs to think on their feet, when they have clever quotes handy? Henry Ford"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." George Bernard Shaw"You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'" "We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience." Bertrand Russell"Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so." Maya Angelou"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Groucho Marx"Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women." Albert Einstein"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." "When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." Benjamin Franklin"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." Harry S. Truman"You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog." Elbert Hubbard"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." Ralph Waldo Emerson"The years teach much which the days never knew." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must." Toni Morrison"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."