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We’ve collected the best Smarter Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: A. Whitney Brown, Bob Schieffer, Nicole Maines, Ray Nagin, Scott Hamilton. Use them as an inspiration.

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
A. Whitney Brown
But here’s the deal: If I were smart, I could figure out curling. If I were even smarter, I could figure out why people would actually watch other people doing it. I have tried. I can’t. I can’t even figure out the object of the game. Is it like darts? I just don’t get it.
Children are a lot smarter than we give them credit for.
We’re learning as we go. We’re a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane.
Ray Nagin
I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
You can always trust that an audience is smarter than a studio thinks it is.
It is one thing to oppose a bill and say, ‘Well, I’m smarter than the other side and have more wisdom than they do,’ but it is another thing to oppose a law because it violates the very principles upon which this country was founded.
Laying the groundwork for smaller, smarter government, especially at the federal level, is going to be tough. But it is essential for getting us back on the path to long-term prosperity.
I have definitely worked on that… being efficient and also being smarter with my pressure.
Australia‘s economic future depends upon getting smarter. This means investing in the skills and knowledge of our workforce.
A professional player is smarter than a college man. He uses his noodle. He knows what to do and when to do it. He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most of our college players when they get in a tight place.
Red Grange
Hillary Clinton‘s not very bright. Everybody says she‘s so smart, so much smarter than Donald Trump. She doesn’t really have a grasp. She doesn’t have a grasp on what’s important and what’s not.
There are people a lot smarter, a lot more talented than I am, people who’ve accomplished things I can only imagine. Often, they started from the most humble of circumstances. That’s my message: freedom and opportunity. That’s the American Dream.
Economists tend to think they are much, much smarter than historians, than everybody. And this is a bit too much because at the end of the day, we don’t know very much in economics.
If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.
John Gotti
Favre is smarter than the coaches. Most of those coaches have never played pro football, and they’re second-guessing him?
My philosophy is to always find the smartest people you can. Hire people smarter than you.
Donny Deutsch
Like a lot of people, I’m getting up there in age. Before I ate anything and everything. I just inhaled food. I enjoy eating, and I used to be the guy who works out just to eat. Now I’m much smarter about what I eat.
U.S. officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking a comprehensive modernization of its military. The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.
It is only through reading that one can understand how people are smarter than you and what they have left behind for you.
By making bold cuts in spending and commonsense entitlement reforms, we will make our government simpler, smaller, and smarter.
If you could make something one percent smarter than a human, your artificial attorney or accountant would be better than all the attorneys or accountants out there. You would be the richest person in the world. People are chasing that.
Audiences are smarter than ever; they know if filmmakers cheat an environment.
We are animals, born from the land with the other species. Since we’ve been living in cities, we’ve become more and more stupid, not smarter. What made us survive all these hundreds of thousands of years is our spirituality; the link to our land.
I was smarter when I was 15, 16 than when I was 18 to 26, because instead of caving in to being cool, I stuck close to my convictions and I was rewarded.
It’s an old Elizabethan idea. The fool is the only one who is allowed to make fun of the king because he is a fool. I can say whatever I want about anybody else because I’m just an idiot talking – I’m not insisting that I’m any smarter than anyone else. It’s satire.
We are not experts on everything. We are not capable of doing everything by ourselves. There are a bunch of other smarter people around the world.
We know that a smarter Australia means a stronger Australia. An Australia able to grasp the opportunities of the Asian Century. A skilled workforce and a strong, productive and resilient economy. We know we’ll only win the economic race in the Asian Century if we win the education race.
Wayne Swan
I had two parts of my body: my left side, which was strong and somewhat dumb, and the other side was weak and hard to control but perhaps smarter. It gave me a very strong sense of the duality of the plane that we live in.
Applying smarter IT to genomic data may offer the potential to cure many types of cancer and other diseases.
I think we’re much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there’s another purpose to it.
The professors at Harvard are smarter and more world-renowned, and so your child will learn from a pre-eminent scholar who is a leader in his or her field. Some of Harvard’s professors are even famous.
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
I want to make other people around me smarter and more powerful.
Kids today are smarter than we ever were. And they’ve got computers, too, which is awesome. They’re scary to me.
David Arquette
Hire people who are smarter than you, and don’t be afraid to work with them as partners. Make it clear that you plan to learn from them, not just the other way around. The right, smart, motivated people respond very well to that approach, particularly coming from a younger manager like I am.
I subscribe to about 200 blogs. I look for insights and good writing, and I look to get smarter.
Don’t talk to me about how I haven‘t done anything to prove myself. I’m not worth anything. Like, seriously, do your history first, then come up with something smarter than things that are blatantly not true.
Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger and, yes, safer.
I’m not a person who regrets – it doesn’t make me smarter to regret something.
America is smarter than the politicians. America is demanding a change and not more of the same cronyism, not more of the same deception, corruption, and business. Washington, D.C., needs to be shaken up.
Don’t ever be afraid to hire people that are smarter than you. Just because they are smarter than you doesn’t mean they have to make more money.
I’m working with Al Haymon, who is the best in boxing and he manages my career, and every time I fight he tells me, ‘Look, you’re only getting better and better, smarter and smarter, keep trying and one day we’re going to get that big shot.’ And sure enough, it happened.
I value my staff and I believe in hiring people who are smarter than myself.
You have to be smarter and a wiser businessperson and consumer. You have to learn to protect yourself through education.
There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today’s soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they’ve been brought up in the computer and information age.
Gerald Griffin
I love black women. I live for them. They are everything to me. I’m obsessed with them. They are sophisticated, resilient and smarter than me.
We know from our business with clients around the world that when companies bring together people of different genders, races, cultures, and perspectives, we are smarter, more creative, more innovative, and more relevant.
I’ve always felt that kids are a lot smarter than we’ve given them credit for, but we’ve never given them a chance to figure things out as they’re watching television.
When I teach writing, I always tell my students you should assume that the audience you’re writing for is smarter than you. You can’t write if you don’t think they’re on your side, because then you start to yell at them or preach down to them.
Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly.
Throwing money on the fire is normally not the solution to every problem. You put the fire out by listening to the people who are smarter than you are.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
Stay open-minded; stay focused. Train hard and train smart. For me, the older I get, the smarter I have to train also, because the recovery time is longer. Work on everything: become a well-rounded fighter – don’t just be good at one thing; be good at everything.
I’ve always wanted to do theater in Chicago. Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways, I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York. Sometimes, I think it’s a little too chic to go to theater in New York these days.
Jeffrey Donovan
You have to think a little smarter, be proactive, not reactive.
We need women behind the camera like we do in front of the camera. That’s when we will have stronger, smarter, better roles for us.
I thought I was so much smarter than everybody. And I’m not.
I still feel there are much smarter self-promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging, and I know how to gain attention very quickly.
Business is just like sports: if you’re the best in the group that you run in, you’re never going to get any better. It’s the same thing in business. I surround myself with people who are smarter than me and have more experience than me, and I have gotten a lot of great advice.
This may sound strange, but at a very early age, at around 3, I was aware that I was smarter than the other kids.
I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbustermovies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies.
What we want to do is make a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use. This is what iPhone is. OK? So, we’re going to reinvent the phone.
ICT careers are becoming more complex as a result of the digital revolution, where smarter connections are being made between people, processes, data, and things.
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
I am not sure that I am that smart. I think we work harder. When I was at university, there were a lot of smarter people than me, and they seem not to have done quite so well.
Michael Hintze
It is unclear how much money Trump has, but it is not enough to matter in Russia. If he keeps up his pose as the tough billionaire, he will be flattered by the Russian media, scorned by those who matter in Russia, and then easily crushed by men far richer and smarter than he.
I am smarter because I stayed in school, and I am a better football player.
We need smarter, 21st-century budget guardrails that would gradually trim the size of Washington in order to spur private investment, create jobs, and boost the income of hard-working Americans on Main Street.
Pigs are smarter than dogs, and both are smarter than Congress.
My number one goal as a thriller writer is to entertain you. But I’ve got a chance to not only entertain people, but have them close my book and be smarter having read it.
Some women are smarter than men, and some aren’t. But to suggest to women that they deserve dominance instead of equality is at best a cheap applause line.
If you can’t hire someone smarter than you, do it yourself.
It’s actually smarter to make a dumb film.
You don’t get smarter by not learning stuff.
CNN is getting smarter, and you can feel it in the stories, you can feel it in the depth with which they’re covered, the kinds of people in terms of guests who are brought on air, the way in which issues are discussed.
I’m a very big believer that the primary focus for any organization at any point in time should always be smarter, better, faster.
Failing doesn’t have to mean not succeeding. It can be, ‘Hey we tried that. We can go forward, smarter.’
Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
Lena Horne
Barack Obama is way smarter than Bush – so way, way smarter than me. Obama is way more charismatic than me.
People’s intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number. People don’t tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.
Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren’t much smarter.
Louise Brooks
The Health Commissioner has given us good advice. It’s smarter to keep the COVID patients separate. You don’t want a person who goes into a hospital with one situation developing COVID because they happened to be exposed.
And maybe I’m a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I’ve done.
Herb Brooks
The ruling class is smarter than you, and they’re more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
Al Lewis
The thing that’s changed the way I do my stand-up act is having kids and getting older and wiser and smarter. There might be a joke or two in the past that I wish I hadn’t done, but in the past, you can’t have it back.
There’s smarter people than me. But you cannot have any one guy running 18 billion-dollar businesses. It just doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve met some extraordinary leaders in my time. They struggle with running one billion-dollar business.
People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
I just like Forrest Gump. Maybe I’m a little smarter than him, maybe I’m not. Probably because of the whole Southern aspect of his character and for some reason I always wind up on the better end of all deals… I’ve just kind of got the old silly boy luck!
Your body is smarter than you are, so you always have to stay one step ahead.
We can only create good jobs if we make smarter investments in infrastructure and do more to support small businesses, not stiff them.
Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter? He went to prison for four years, not Princeton.
Lou Duva
The unconscious is much smarter than the conscious.
I try to surround myself with people smarter than me – if I’m the smartest guy in the room, I change rooms.
Whether you voted for me or not, going through the Democratic process had made me a better candidate. I am a smarter, better candidate.
All evidence shows that we are actually getting smarter. Roughly we are getting 10 IQ points smarter every decade. The speed of innovation is also faster.
The change that I never fall into is the, ‘I’m-above-you-look-at-me-do-stuff-for-me change.’ The change that I’m hoping I get to is where I become wiser, smarter – where I put myself in situations that don’t have a huge potential for disaster.
I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
Having Steve Nash running your team makes you a lot smarter.
My favorite movie of all time is ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’ I think Hannibal Lecter is the scariest movie monster ever because he’s smarter than you are.
Devices are getting smarter – your television, your car – and that means more data spread around. There needs to be a fabric that connects all these devices. That’s what we do.
We need to get smarter about hardware and software innovation in order to get the most value from the emerging Internet of Things.
I definitely feel like I’m a smarter player than when I first entered the League.
Very smart people are often tricked by hackers, by phishing. I don’t exclude myself from that. It’s about being smarter than a hacker. Not about being smart.
Scholastically, I did enough to get by, but I was smarter than I let on.
In America, nobody‘s boyfriend wants them to be smarter than he is, and no one wants to admit it.
As our smartphone becomes even smarter, mobile technology should actually take the burden out of our daily lives.
I’ve never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They’re always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for.
I like to think I’m a bit smarter than I sometimes let on.
Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!
There’s no smarter politician out there than Bill Clinton.
Ed Rollins
Military service might sound like a totally different environment, but every experience you fall back on later, it makes you smarter. Why wouldn’t that be true of the military, too?
If you talk to a woman, she will give you at least five incidents in a day, 5-10 in a month, where she had to work harder to prove herself because she is a ‘woman,’ maybe at a male-dominated work place or when she has to come across as a smarter woman if she is good-looking.
We’re smarter and more innovative when we’re diverse.
My father loved biographies. He loved the true tales of interesting people that were shaping our culture. I get why he dug ‘Vanity Fair.’ You feel smarter, somehow, for reading it.
We believe our diversity makes us stronger, smarter, and more innovative, helping us better serve the needs of our clients, our people, and our communities.
My favorite class as an undergraduate was a political theory class on justice. Now, ‘justice’ is hardly a self-defining term, and much smarter men than I have developed various definitions over the centuries. The class put Plato at one end and Nietzsche at the other, and off we went.
Paul S. Kemp
The reason that fish form schools, birds form flocks, and bees form swarms is that they are smarter together than they would be apart. They don’t take a vote; they don’t take a poll: they form a system. They are all interactive and make a decision together in real time.
I think Americans are a lot smarter than many give them credit for.
Hardworking, passionate teachers know their students’ needs better than anyone else in the school environment. If we can tap into their needs, we can unleash smarter solutions and empower those people on the front lines.
By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.
If you take your kid in for the sniffles, you pay $20, but the full cost is $200. And so we need to get back to the price system where you see the full cost of health care, and then people will make smarter decisions. That will reduce health care costs, and it’s a huge part of our economy.
How about we let the states be innovative on Medicaid and do much better and smarter things?
The main message of ‘Smarter Than You Think’ is an attempt to look at the productively new and interesting ways that we have begun to learn about the world, to think about what we found, and to mull it over and argue about it with other people as we use technology.
The most fun I ever had on a movie was working with Albert Brooks. He’s the caviar of comedy. I mean, nobody’s funnier; nobody is smarter than Albert Brooks.
My name is George Smoot III, and I am smarter than a fifth-grader.
George Smoot
There is almost a 60-year age difference between Miley Cyrus and Jane Fonda, and one day I trained them both. I would say I trained Jane in her 70s even harder than I did Miley, who’s a teenager. I think, as you become older, it’s not about working harder: it’s about working smarter.
I think my sense of humor is Jewish. I’m smarter than most white people, which is kind of a Jewish thing, too.
Jim Goad
I used to have the very standard worldview. I can easily identify with people who see computers getting faster and smarter, and technology getting more and more beneficial, without seeing the other side.
At least in the U.S., the party you believe in plays a big role in how you conceive of yourself. It feels good to think that your party is smarter, and that the smarts are what drive people to your party.
My mind is just a product of 50 years of being taught. I’m no smarter than anyone else, but I’ve been taught by some wonderful people.
It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
Philip Emeagwali
This is my advice to entrepreneurs. It’s easy to give up, but believe in your ideas. Surround yourself with people you respect and are smarter than you.
Brian Lee
I think younger generation is much smarter than us. I am happy and proud of my kids.
When I was a young executive, I was always nervous that my idea wouldn’t be great. So I asked around, ‘What do you think of this?’ That became my filter for whether my idea was good enough. Then I realized it just plain made me smarter.
When my wife gets mad at me, I remind myself that she is much smarter than I am and so I probably deserve it, even if I don’t really understand it!
Well, I’ve been recording myself on a computer since I was about 13 or 14. So it’s completely entwined with my creative process. Essentially, it allows you to make music that’s better and smarter than you are, by using your ears to lead the way.
The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every community to plan their future growth and allow every citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
Being president isn’t a solo position. You surround yourself with highly qualified people that are smarter about issues than you are. But that’s not enough. You then have to listen to them.
We hire people who are smarter than us.
We found in ‘The Matrix‘ that people were willing to accept something more. It was a smarter film.
If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
We’re not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information – and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise.
But I believe the older I get, I’m wiser and I train smarter.
Tyson Gay
One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we’re in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality. That is the subject that, if you have a brain in your head, is always dealt with in magic. The smarter the tricks you’re doing, the more that’ s an important thing.
Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them. They don’t want to take care of them. Why should they when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for them?
Donald Trump
At some point in your life, you’ll find yourself in a similar position: Surrounded by people who are smarter, faster, who have more experience and more money – and you’ll just have to find a way. And you’ll have to do it with passion.
At 16, 17, you have no fear. You don’t think or analyze. You just play on automatic. You can get smarter as you get older, but in sports you can be too smart, you know?
All I care about is getting smarter and better.
I love hearing people who are smarter than me talk about my comics. It makes me feel smarter.
Most managers are just trying to survive. That’s why a lot of smarter guys have been let go from Fortune 500 companies: because they came up with new ideas that no one would allow them to try.
We’re reminded yet again: we are stronger, we are smarter, we have more fun when we include each other – when we include as many perspectives as possible.
For everyday clothes, I love North Face and Rohan, and for smarter options, I like Whistles and Agnes b on Marylebone High Street.
I found a nanny/child care position in Beverly Hills taking care of a 3-year-old and a 17-year-old. They had a large, wealthy house. I learned that I liked the way rich people lived. I learned that they were not smarter than me.
I don’t want to pretend I’m any cooler or smarter than I am.
I’m just another guy who thinks he’s smarter than he is, in a long line of them.
Girls think that being glamorous means making mistakes and being irresponsible. And that’s just not true. The smarter you are, the better prepared you are to make decisions in your life, the more likely you are to lead a satisfying life and be glamorous and fun and anything you want to be.
You play more games, you get more maturity, and you get smarter.
People feel vulnerable when they travel. Nobody wants to be taken advantage of or talked into something they don’t want. Staying at Motel 6 makes you feel smarter. In fact, I think it actually means you are smarter, but I have no hard data to support that.
Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else. This led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis.
From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.
I was never the most technical wrestler. But my coaches definitely instilled in me the belief that if you can push yourself and practice smarter than the other guy, you can beat him.
As I matured, I became a smarter person, a more sensitive person, a more thinking person.
You need all four people to be throwing well. You need to be playing the right shots. You just need to be a lot smarter.
Brendan Bottcher
If there’s any secret to my success, it’s that I just hire people who are smarter and more talented than I am.
I truly believe that you can’t be a successful business unless there are hiccups. That American mentality of picking yourself up, brushing your shoulders off, and then really going for it makes you 100 times stronger and smarter.
Of course, I know by growing older, I’m going to become stronger, smarter, and know the game better.
Industry and institutes need to build smarter linkages.
Pallam Raju
Publishers have realized that, unlike the previous time period, American teenagers are both smarter and require more topical material than they had been giving them before that. For one thing, they’ll read thicker books. Besides, has anybody looked at the news or read the newspapers recently?
In rock n’ roll, we don’t sell records at all like we used to. Yet the artist still has to pay to make records. So you’ve just got to get out on tour and be smarter about your merchandising.
The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more polite to be equal. So I did.
I had an instinct to gravitate towards people who were smarter than I was, teachers that were nice people that were trying to do things in life that were constructive, and that’s what I gravitated to instead of what I saw and what I was in.
Whether it be the gym or telling a guy to stop mistreating me or getting through school with a C+ average but making people think I’m much smarter… it’s all about strength and how you wear it.
We have to get smarter about our cities. Especially when it comes to the most basic of public serviceswater supply.
I can’t spell or do grammar, but I’m smarter and more serious than people think. I’m no featherweight when it comes to digging deep and being involved. So many stars I know do so much. It’s our duty to give back.
There are very few black-and-white truths in management or in business, but one that I have found is that people either hire people who are smarter than them, or people hire people they can control.
I don’t think I’m any smarter than any of my developers.
Every 10 years, I know less about love and relationships. The smarter I get, the less I know.
I am not smarter than anyone else.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.
Whenever I came up against presidents of other companies, I was always smarter, because I was from the streets.
Berry Gordy
I feel sorry for the poor kids whose parents feel they’re qualified to teach them at home. Of course, some parents are smarter than some teachers, but in the main I see home-schooling as misguided foolishness.
My initial goal was not really cater to the hardcore wrestling fans or the smarter wrestling fans. It was to cater to casual wrestling fans.
We, as adults, are the gatekeepers, and we have to check our own fears at the door because we want our children to be smarter than we are. We want them to be more fully human than we are.
All that Tim Kaine has is to try to convince people that conservatives are racist – and you know what, people are smarter than that.
People smarter than me told me that my potential was bigger than just winning a belt. Now I believe that, and that’s what I’m striving for.
I’ve become smarter, more disciplined and more hungry.
I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.
There’s no reason why we cannot become smarter, more perfect, and maybe even live longer.
I never played a woman who was smarter than me.
Ava Gardner
As a street hustler, you’ve got to be smarter than everybody. You have to outsmart the police, you have to outsmart the people in competition with you, you have to outsmart all the opposition.
I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.
All things being equal, letting people make decisions for themselves will produce smarter outcomes, collectively, than relying on government planners.
I have no desire to be president of the United States. Zero desire. I don’t think that I would be electable. And there are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president. I’d like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven’t seen them yet, but they’ll show up.
Nine times out of 10 the smarter or mentally focused fighter comes out on top.
It’s hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don’t think it’s necessarily broader or smarter.
There’s a moment where Jobs says that one day you will wake up and realize that the world was created by people no smarter than you. I want people to believe that; we’re so often bound by obstructions and judges.
Joshua Michael Stern
When I started out, nutrition wasn’t a huge thing in my arsenal. Getting older, I’m getting a little smarter, thinking about longevity.
We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. But your goldfish is smarter.
The longer you live, the smarter you get because you’ve been around. You’ve seen things. You’ve gone through different emotional experiences in your own life, and hopefully, you understand things better. And that makes you a better actress.
There’s an opportunity to make your board – and your company – smarter by adding diversity, especially of gender.
The Delhi elite doesn’t like me because I’m smarter than them.
I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
Henry J. Kaiser
Kanye is the best. I’m obsessed with him to the nine. There’s nobody smarter, cooler. I sit for hours talking to him sometimes. There’s nobody more amazing, brilliant, innovative. He talks to me and I leave him and I’m like How am I going to talk to regular people now?
Well, what did we buy? Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that now tells us which light bulbs to buy, and which will put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama‘s health care bill.
I learned how to be a learner. When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.
Eisenhower was less deferential to the military than he seemed likely to be, Kennedy was not at all beholden to the pope, George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed and Barack Obama has not led a charge from the left – least of all on behalf of the civil liberties that have eroded since September 11, 2001.
David K. Shipler
When you write fiction, you have an ideal reader in your mind who’s sort of you but smarter.
Another person who’s smarter than I. What a relief to not have to be the smartest guy anymore.
Dave Winer
I would say I grew without a doubt. My whole energy in life – as an artist and as a person – has definitely got me smarter and wiser.
Just because someone has gone to an elite school and college does not make him smarter than the person who has grown up on street knowledge.
To me that’s what Jobs was about. He said at the end of the movie, ‘When you realize that the world was created by people no smarter than you, your life will change.’ That, to me, is a message for right now and people figuring out what they’re going to do with themselves.
Joshua Michael Stern
Jail just made me wiser. It made me smarter. It made me wake up to a lot of stuff. And also it made me a better businessman. I had to learn the music business. It just made me a better person as far as the way I live.
I think it’s evident that expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are surrounded by natural beauty. That elevates city life. So if we can make cities more attractive in the long run, we can be smarter about issues like development, zoning and economics.
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Pick people who are interested in what you’re interested in.
In time we grow older, we grow wiser, we grow smarter, and we’re better. And I feel like I’m becoming more seasoned, although I don’t have my salt-and-pepper hair.
Every poker player is smarter than me.
I still feel there are much smarter self-promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging, and I know how to gain attention very quickly. David Blaine is an example of someone who’s better at self-promoting than me. He is much better than I am.
When I was young I was getting more money than the old heads. I was smarter and tighter, so whoever‘s team I was on was at an advantage.
I don’t have to be smarter than anybody else. I’ve just plain worked harder and longer than anybody else.
Graham Hawkes
When the venture industry started, it was enough to just have money and then it was enough to sort of have this big fuzzy brand. But now startups are getting a lot smarter.
I just want to be in good things that I want to see, and I want to work with talented people who are smarter than myself.
Adam Brody
Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting. They’re generally smarter and more interesting, but they’re often very short. So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out.
I do not believe that Obama is smarter than anybody else. I do not believe he has cut a new path and is a politician unlike any we’ve ever seen regarding his intellect. I don’t believe any of this hocus-pocus. I didn’t believe it when they said it about Hillary, Smartest Woman in the World.
If you’re smarter than me, you shouldn’t be reading my books.
People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
If there’s one thing that ‘No Child Left Behind’ has proven, it’s that more academics don’t make for smarter children – or even higher test scores. And yet we somehow refuse to accept this reality.
I actually think Bill Gates is conventionally smarter, even though it’s a dumb word, but mental processing power – I’ve watched him use four different screens, process information, get to the right answer, boom boom boom.
With our lives and food chain set up to make us fat – I mean, you can’t drive down any highway in America and find a grapefruit – a guy needs to be smarter and more determined to get lean.
David Zinczenko
We don’t need more government, we just need the government we have to work smarter and more efficiently.
I like making players better and smarter.
I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom.
I tended toward animated material that wasn’t just for kids. I could tell as a kid watching those shows that I loved the jokes that I got but I also loved the jokes I didn’t get because I felt that I was hanging out with a smarter, cooler audience.
I think that’s one of the things I’ve learned through my injuries is that I need to play smarter.
Humans are in charge of the planet because we are smarter than other animals and are able to build tools and apply rules. In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge.
Everybody that I was in school with had an uncle or father in the law, and I started to realize that I was going to end up writing briefs for about ten years for these fellows who I thought I was smarter than. And I was kind of losing my feeling for that.
My brother and sister are smarter than me. But I’m the most successful because I’ve been given opportunities that they never had.
As far as aging on screen is concerned, I am sure the TV audience don’t go by stereotypes – they have evolved and become smarter over the years.
Often, I’m sitting opposite a client, and I’m thinking, ‘How do I convince him to not copy the best-selling product out there?’ And sometimes I don’t know. Really, it’s smarter to be a thief.
Reading is important because it makes you smarter and lets you find out about things you’re curious about.
The thing with ‘The West Wing’ is that the fantasy was legitimately better than the reality – these were smarter, better people than their real-life counterparts, working together at a better White House than the one we had.
Connected vehicle technologies are revolutionizing and democratizing transportation for safer, smarter, more responsible, and more accessible driving.
All artists draw from their lives, except they mask it and camouflage it… which is the smarter way to do it.
No animal on the face of the earth could conceive of taxation. You and I work roughly six months a year to pay our local, state and federal taxes. If nothing else, this should convince you that animals are smarter than people.
I believe if we can crowdsource educational solutions to teachers on the front lines, who often know their kids better than anyone, we will unearth and generate better-targeted, smarter ideas.
I’m a little smarter than most.
There has to be a better, smarter way to authenticate who somebody is. Social Security numbers are floating out there everywhere.
No way can you ever, ever, ever evidence confusion, concern, lack of understanding. You have to be in charge. You are the guy. You have to be cooler than cool, smarter than smart.
Gene Kranz
Every day, I get a little smarter.
I don’t bite the hand that feeds me. I’m a little smarter than that.
I don’t believe any particular ethnic group is smarter than any other group.
Nature has provided us a spectacular toolbox. The toolbox exists. An architect far better and smarter than us has given us that toolbox, and we now have the ability to use it.
Barry Schuler
My mom always said, ‘Marry someone smarter than yourself, Katee, because No. 1, you’re not that smart. And No. 2, then you’ll have smart babies.’
I believe that rather than it being a case of humans versus machines, the future of financial advice more likely lies somewhere in between, where human advisors leverage artificial intelligence and automation to become smarter and more efficient at doing their jobs.
Every writer with half a brain knows to surround himself or herself with editors who are smarter, far more articulate, and infinitely better looking.
I’ve got to work harder and smarter to get to the place where I truly belong.
When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.
There are plenty of people smarter than you by a long way. I just got lucky.
I know I’m not smarter than a 10-year-old.
The truth is, successful people are not ten times smarter than you. They don’t really work ten times harder than you. So why are they successful? Because their dreams are so much bigger than yours!
Oprah is signed on to help, and a lot of celebrity friends have agreed to help me raise money for Make-A-Wish. We want to make the world a better place for innocent children. I cried my heart out when my father died from cancer. I wish I was smarter, wiser like a doctor, to save these children from dying.
I think Finn Balor is more about confidence, a smarter version of Prince Devitt. Otherwise, they have the same core values, same techniques, and the same heart.
I don’t want any of my sisters to be like Tomi Lahren. You all are smarter, sharper, more articulate, brilliant, so why would I want y’all to be like her?
Everybody is smarter from outside of the court.
I remember seeing my father only twice as a child for brief visits. As I grew up, I invented a father who was larger than life – stronger, smarter, more handsome, and even holier than other men.
The originalStar Trekseries is the classic one. Its successor, ‘The Next Generation,’ is less lovable, but at its best, it’s smarter.
I would never bet against Peyton Manning. You know about the age and the neck and the strength. But I had George Blanda, and as he got older, he got smarter, and he just got rid of the ball quicker. I watch Peyton, and I see George Blanda.
One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
Each generation is smarter than the generation before, and they need total diversion and encouragement and things to think about.
I think we simply all like to project ourselves into somebody else – somebody who is better-looking, richer, smarter. It’s comforting. It’s escapism, and that, of course, is what the movies are supposed to be all about. Ultimately, I think it’s just part of human nature to pretend.
I find that each job that I do, the thing that gets me there is when I’m not smarter than it, when I don’t know instantly how that thing is made. Because if I do, then it’s boring. Or it would be simple.
Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don’t know one child with a full time job and children.
In Joe Yorio you find a guy who’s smarter at business than I am. I’m an entrepreneur and idea guy; he’s a professional businessman.
I get smarter when I read seeing big words.
Brock Lesnar is an extraordinary, underrated forward thinker. Every day of Brock’s life, he is smarter than he was the day before.
I’ve been working on a lot of things, just knocking down the three consistently, making smarter moves off the pick-and-roll, improving my dribble a lot.
I grew up in a different era. People were definitely afraid of HIV back then, but education also helped change the way we thought about the disease. That education helped my generation make smarter choices about the way we protected ourselves.