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Intelligence Quotes

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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Napoleon Hill

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Alan Alda

Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is not so common.

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
Friedrich Schiller

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
Josh Billings

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
James Whistler

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
Mark Twain

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
Dolly Parton

Intelligence is not a science.
Frank Carlucci

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
Susan Sontag

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
Victor Hugo

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Ambrose Bierce

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Gracie Allen

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Josh Billings

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Don Herold

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Albert Einstein

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud

Wit is educated insolence.
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An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
Laurence Peter

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with this intelligence and a million dollars
Michael Caine

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Butler Leacock

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A Newhouse

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised
Robert Hutchins

I don't seem to use my intelligence intelligently.
Virginia Wade

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Arthur C Clarke

The unfolding of intelligence and complexity could still be near its cosmic beginnings.
Sir Martin Rees

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandler

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
Dr Wayne Dyer

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud

Chess is a game of war and strategy, and a great chess player would make a great intelligence officer.
Bobby Fischer

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F Scott Fitzgerald

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
Arthur Schopenhauer

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have
Don Herold

Producing machines capable of artificial thought was easy. Producing a machine capable of intelligence has proven elusive because there just isn't anything on which to model it.
Judge Crater

I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.
Bill Gates

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Abigail Adams

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Henry Adams

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
Arlen Specter

Look, try and use your intelligence, man, even if you are a politician. [Day of the Daleks]
Doctor Who

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Aldous Huxley

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
John Keats

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
Andre Maurois

In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
Herbert Hoover

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow
Helen Keller