Intelligence

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
- Ernest Hemingway
Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda
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 know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
- Oscar Wilde
A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
- Roy H. Williams
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
Genius is initiative on fire.
- Holbrook Jackson
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill
Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle
Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
- Victor Hugo
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
- Jonathan Swift
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
- George Bernard Shaw
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
- George Orwell
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
- Julius Charles Hare
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
- Roger Ebert
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
- Bryant H. McGill
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
- Carl Sagan
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.
- Helen Gurley Brown
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
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
- George Orwell
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung
Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
- Samuel Goldwyn
Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson
There is no method but to be very intelligent.
- T. S. Eliot
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White
There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.
- John Fowles
To think is to practice brain chemistry.
- Deepak Chopra
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
- Marcel Proust
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller
You have to be smart. The easy days are over.
- Robert Kiyosaki
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