Brainy Quotes From a List of Smartest People In The World

Brainy Quotes

From The Top Five Smartest People In The World That Have Ever Lived


1. William James Siddis (1898-1944) - "The art of being wise is the ability to know what should be ignored." 

James (as he is often known as) was so smart he scored a 300 on an IQ test, the highest ever. He went to Harvard at 11 years old, and knew 40 languages. He became a math professor at MIT, though as he grew up he got into trouble and took a huge dive, letting the world down on what smarts can do. 
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2. Philip Emeagwali (born 1954) has an IQ of nearly 200 and is known as the smartest African (from Nigeria) ever, being an inventor and scientist known for his math smarts, his best and most inspiring quote is: The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.

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3. Believe it or not Cleopatra peaking around 50BC had some brainy quotes too! She was the last was the last well known Egypt, as most of us know it, commanding the desert forces for three decades with an iron fist, and an IQ of nearly 200.  Of course this is her most famous quote: "Fool! Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you." Brainy enough? Haha. 

4. Kasparov, yes Garry, chess freakin legend, Russian...need we say more. But, what about a brainy quote from Garry Kasparov ? Here's a stumper: “To become good at anything you have to know how to apply basic principles. To become great at it, you have to know when to violate those principles.” 
― Garry Kasparov, from Good Reads

5. And, finally a brainy quote from Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). This well known inventor that many think has been reincarnated into Elon Musk, is known for his experiments with electricity, had an IQ of 200. Tesla leaves us with this fine brainy quote to ponder: "I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men."

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