Intelligence Quotes

Ambrose bierce - in our civilization, and under our republican...
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.
William Carlos Williams

Henry david thoreau - the language of friendship is not words, but...
The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
Philo Vance
Gen alfred gray, usmc - communications without intelligence is noise;...
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A. Newhouse

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
Laurence J. Pete
Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
Moralia
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
James Russell Lowell
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Unknown
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul.
John Keats
The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.
Unknown
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Marya Mannes
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein
The test of a first - Fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Do not always assume the other fellow has intelligence equal to yours. He may have more.
Terry Thomas
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
Jacques Maritain
To me there is something thrilling and exalting in the thought that we are drifting forward into a splendid mystery - Into something that no mortal eye hath yet seen, and no intelligence has yet declared.
E. H. Chapin
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Sloan Wilson
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Bertrand Russell
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
Henrik Tikkanen
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
G. K. Chesterton
Artificial Intelligence: the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.
Bill Bulko
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Maya Angelou
No man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young man of appreciable mental powers to be lured upon the stage, as philosophers are occasionally lured into bordellos, his mind would be inevitably and almost immediately destroyed by the gaudy nonsense issuing from his mouth every night.
H. L. Mencken
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Alfred North Whitehead
Intelligence is nothing without delight.
Paul Claudel
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
Eugene S. Wilson
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
Robert J. Shiller, Irrational Exuberance
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffle
Emile Zola was a poor student at his school at Aix. We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences. If we recognize this, I think we will have at least a better chance of dealing appropriately with many problems that we face in the world.
Howard Gardne
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Edward De Bono
Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
Henrik Tikkanen