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Intelligence.

            
  1. Intelligence consists in recognizing opportunity. -Unknown
  2. Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.  -Aldous Huxley
  3. Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man. -Albert Einstein
  4. There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. -Henry Adams
  5. I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic. -Lisa Alther
  6. The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. -Robert J. Shiller
  7. Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. -Tao Te Ching
  8. Action is the real measure of intelligence. -Napoleon Hill
  9. Imagination, industry, and intelligence - "the three I s" - are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination. -Kitty O'Neill Collins
  10. Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence. -James Cone
  11. No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. -Henry Brooks Adams
  12. Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. -Alfred North Whitehead
  13. An intelligence service is, in fact, a stupidity service. -E. B. White
  14. Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses. -Quentin Crisp
  15. Intelligence is the only unlimited natural resource. -Unknown
  16. The scale, properly speaking, does not permit the measure of the intelligence, because intellectual qualities are not superposable, and therefore cannot be measured as linear surfaces are measured. -Alfred Binet
  17. In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. -Ambrose Bierce
  18. The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence. -Unknown
  19. The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell. -Simone Weil
  20. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. -Stephen Hawking
  21. You can have all the intelligence in the world and don't have enough stamina. I have seen some very bright, bright women who do not have the stamina for husbands. -Charleszetta Waddles
  22. We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate. -Henri Bergson
  23. It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. -Arthur C. Clarke
  24. So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. -Bertrand Russell
  25. Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. -Bill Watterson
  26. I've never been an intellectual but I have this look. -Woody Allen
  27. If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand; whereas it cannot so much as sensibly perceive those images which it receives and reflects to us. -Ralph J. Cudworth
  29. If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury
  30. If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed. -W. Winwood Reade
  31. Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong. -David Fasold
  33. Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another. -Edward Dahlberg
  34. Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America. -Lillian Hellman
  35. A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. -Saul Bellow
  36. Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses. -Quentin Crisp
  37. The intelligent have a right over the ignorant; namely, the right of instructing them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. -Sigmund Freud
  39. Many things which nature makes difficult become easy to the man who uses his brains. -Hannibal.
  40. Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. -Anthony Hope.
  41. God multiplies intelligence, which communicates itself, like fire, ad infinitum. Light a thousand torches at one touch, the flame remains always the same. -Joseph Joubert
  42. To educate the intelligence is to enlarge the horizon of its desires and wants. -James Russell Lowell
  43. Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used. -Carl Sagan
  44. One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. -George Bernard Shaw.
  45. In fact, with movies as with people, sometimes too much unrelenting intelligence is like a hard shell; you need some space of dumbness to let the wisdom in. -Dean Sluyter.
  46. It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, this is the mark and character of intelligence.   - Emanuel Swedenborg.
  47. Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. - Henrik Tikkanen
  48. Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them. - Peter Ustinov
  49. Every breeze wafts intelligence from country to country, every wave rolls it, all give it forth, and all in turn receive it. There is a vast commerce of ideas, there are marts and exchanges for intellectual discoveries, and a wonderful fellowship of those individual intelligences which make up the mind and opinion of the age. - Daniel Webster
  50. The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force. -George Bancroft
  51. Belief is the death of intelligence. -Robert Anton Wilson
  52. Intelligence is nothing without delight.  -Paul Claudel

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Anonymous said...

Mind blowing collection of Quotes. All the best.

John

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