Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes


482 Intelligence And Intellectuals quotes:



"The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all."
"Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out."
"And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew."
"Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances."
"We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing."
"The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot."
"It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.''"
"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."
"Action is the real measure of intelligence."
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
"For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance."
"He who knows best knows how little he knows."
"I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos."
"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."
"I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people."
"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up."
"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence."
"If I can't picture it, I can't understand it."
"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are"
"Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant."


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