Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Intelligence Quotes


A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
Catherine Deneuve

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

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Napoleon Hill

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
Lena Horne

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus

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

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Julius Charles Hare

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Janis Joplin

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

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

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 choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde

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

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
Scott Adams

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
Irene Peter

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
Margaret Anderson

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 is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
Bryant H. McGill

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
G. H. Hardy

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
George Bernard Shaw

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll

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

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Blaise Pascal

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 bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Alexander Pope

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
Ernest Newman

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
Ed Parker

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
Bill Watterson

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 are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.
John Fowles

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

There is no method but to be very intelligent.
T. S. Eliot

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

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Arnold J. Toynbee

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
George Orwell

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.

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

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