50 Brilliant Quotes on Pushing Past Your Limits

Reading through this list of brilliant quotes will encourage you to strive for the best, just like some of the greatest minds and people in history!

Are you curious to know the secret behind every man’s success? Well, it’s because of their brilliant minds.

People with brilliant minds work fast, think deeply, and can make quick but effective decisions.

They never lose their cool, even if they face extreme pressure. Also, clever people are always calm and composed and remain confident about their abilities.

But, some believe that only a select few find brilliance in their lifetime.

They don’t realize that intelligence is something that can be learned and developed. You just need to be determined and work hard for it.

So, if you want to improve your brilliance, consider reading this collection.

Our list below will give you some of the most helpful tips to develop your mind and become a brilliant person!

Let’s start!

And don’t forget to check out these epic quotes and mind-blowing quotes.

Best Brilliant Quotes

1. “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca

2. “Nothing is more creative nor destructive than a brilliant mind with a purpose.” – Dan Brown

3. “How we learn has nothing to do with how brilliant we are.” – Henry Winkler

4. “If you’re brilliant and open-minded, you can start at the top.” – Uri Geller

5. “Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

6. “When your thinking is brilliant, you will be brilliant, but if your thinking is not brilliant, you will not be brilliant, no matter how brilliant you may think you are.” – Christian D. Larson

7. “The key to getting a reputation for being brilliant is actually being brilliant, not just acting like you are.” – Seth Godin

8. “Brilliance of the brain must be admired more than the beauty of the body.” – Amit Kalantri

9. “There are many really stupid ideas that wind up being brilliant if you can implement them.” – Gene Simmons

10. “The true test of a brilliant theory is what first is thought to be wrong is later shown to be obvious.” – Assar Lindbeck

The Most Brilliant Quotes

11. “The most brilliant qualities become useless when they are not sustained by force of character.” – Louis Philippe I

12. “Sometimes, the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.” – Diane Ravitch

13. “The most brilliant flashes of wit come from a clouded mind, as lightning leaps only from an obscure firmament.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

14. “Some of the most brilliant things that someone might do could happen in three minutes because it’s something that just occurs to them. And then, there’s the example of really chipping away at something to create something great. I don’t believe that one is more reliable than the other.” – Chris Cornell 

Brilliant Quotes for Your Motivation

15. “You weren’t born to fit in. You were born to be brilliant.” – Simon T. Bailey

16. “You were born to be brilliant in your own way and in your own sphere of influence.” – Catherine Toon

17. “Everyone we regard as brilliant has endured an enormous amount of failure.” – Frans Johansson

Brilliant Quotes About Success

18. “Brilliant results don’t just show up by chance. The finest things in life take patience, focus, and sacrifice.” – Robin Sharma

19. “A brilliant strategy is the best route to desirable ends with available means.” – Max McKeown

20. “People that are brilliant and successful, we think they’ve just always been that way. That’s not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It’s prepared them. I’ve never felt like you could develop character without adversity.” – Bobby Bowden

Brilliant Quotes to Make You a Better Person

21. “Surround yourself with brilliant people. You can’t help but grow when that happens.” – Chris Brogan

22. “If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.” – Stanley Kubrick

23. “A brilliant idea is like a baby in a mother’s womb. You need to bring it out into the world, nurture it, feed it, grow it, till it becomes big enough to take care of itself. If you leave it at the stage of an idea itself, it is as good as non-existent.” – Manoj Arora

24. “He’s such an extraordinarily brilliant person that it would be terrible if he let himself do nothing in the end.” – Therese Ann Fowler

25. “If you treat people as if they are the brilliant person they will become in 20 years, they become it now.” – Richie Norton

Positive Brilliant Quotes That Will Dazzle Your Mind

26. “If you are brilliant, then shine bright like a diamond.” – Tamerlan Kuzgov

27. “There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.” – Marva Collins

28. “There are fine things that are more brilliant when they are unfinished than when finished too much.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

Brilliant Quotes About Life

29. “All of us, at some point in life, get brilliant ideas. Only a few of us have the courage to take the next step.” – Manoj Arora

30. “Brilliant people never think of the lives they smash, being brilliant.” – Don DeLillo

31. “One of my main goals in life is to make those that believe in me look extremely brilliant.” – Greg Gilbert

Short Brilliant Quotes That Will Hit Your Soul

32. “There’s nothing worse than a brilliant beginning.” – Pablo Picasso

33. “Don’t trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover.” – Jimmy Breslin

34. “He has a brilliant mind until he makes it up.” – Margot Asquith

35. “It’s simply brilliant because it’s brilliantly simple.” – Tony Cane-Honeysett

36. “Champions are brilliant at the basics.” – John Wooden

37. “A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.” – Isoroku Yamamoto

Deep Brilliant Quotes That’ll Flip Your Perception of Life

38. “A brilliant mind was never as clever as three average minds sniffing after something of interest.” – Robert Reed

39. “Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?” – Meredith Belbin

40. “If you’ve done a brilliant version, it becomes something else.” – Kenneth Branagh

41. “It would be unfair to expect other people to be as brilliant as oneself.” – Oscar Wilde

42. “Not every star is like the étoile polar, chérie. Some are more elusive, more subtle. But they are no less brilliant, no less important.” – Kerri Maher

43. “You can be brilliant in some ways and despicable in others. You can be a clean, upright, a moral individual in your private life who never swears, treats women with respect, and speaks highly of duty and honor—and go out every day and dedicate yourself to a cause that makes the world worse.” – Alexandra Petri

Brilliant Quotes That’ll Change the Way You Think About Love

44. “The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tell it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all.” – Alessandra Torre

45. “Love is friendship. Just with fewer clothes, which makes it far more brilliant.” – Elizabeth Hunter

46. “We’re all just chemical hearts. Does that make love any less brilliant? I don’t think so.” – Krystal Sutherland

More Brilliant Quotes for Everyone

47. “A brilliant design will always benefit from the input of others.” – Zaha Hadid

48. “If I had been brilliant or a genius, I wouldn’t have needed to break the law just to survive.” – Frank Abagnale 

49. “Some of the craziest people I’ve met in my life are some of the most brilliant people I’ve met.” – Katee Sackhoff

50. “A perfect conversation would run much less to brilliant sentences than to unfinished ones.” – Louis Kronenberger

What Do You Think Would Happen if Everyone Is Aware of Their Brilliance?

We all have moments when we feel that there is no hope of solving our problems in life. In these moments, we need to recognize the brilliance that lies within us. By taking time to reflect on our challenges and what makes us unique, we can overcome and bring out the best in ourselves.

One way to bring out your brilliance is to eliminate negativity and replace it with new energy. This way, your capabilities are heightened because you have already removed the hindrance to achieving more. 

Another way to let your brilliance shine is to work on developing your skills. You will discover new things about yourself if you constantly work on your talents and passions. Doing so will open your eyes to new ideas that’ll help you grow and get out of your shell.

If you make these steps a habit, you can become more intelligent and achieve your goals more easily and quickly! With that, we hope this list of quotes was able to unleash the brilliance in you. Remember never to be afraid to fail and always take risks!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

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