Intelligence Quotes

Lao tzu - knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself...
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

Charles w. eliot - in the modern world the intelligence of public...
I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
William F. Buckley Jr.
Alvin toffle - you can use all the quantitative data you can...
Do not fight verbosity with words speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
Moralia

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Henry Adams
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan
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
The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will - Stubborn will.
Ferdinand Foch
The test of a first - Rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the 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
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
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
The test of a first - Rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
G. K. Chesterton
I had learned to respect the intelligence, integrity, creativity and capacity for deep thought and hard work latent somewhere in every child they had learned that I differed from them only in years and experience, and that as I, an ordinary human being, loved and respected them, I expected payment in kind.
Sybil Marshall
Over the past ten years, for the first time, intelligence had become socially correct for girls.
Tom Wolfe, "Bonfire of the Vanities".
The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence.
Bertrand Russell
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
Jacques Maritain
Love is the triump of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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
Intelligence is nothing without delight.
Paul Claudel
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - Neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.
Homer, The Odyssey
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A. Newhouse
Continuous effort - - Not strength or intelligence - - Is the key to unlocking our potential.
Black Elk
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
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Louis Pasteu
The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
Philo Vance
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
Titus Livius
Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
Henrik Tikkanen
The temptation shared by all forms of intelligence cynicism.
Albert Camus
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandle
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
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech
Dancing The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body.
Isadora Duncan
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Maya Angelou