Die Probleme werden gel o« st, nicht durch Beibringen neuer Erfahrung, sondern durch Zusammenstellung des l a« ngst Bekannten. Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen dieVerhexung unseresVerstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache. The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have always known. Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.LudwigJosef Johann Wittgenstein: 1945 Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations), section109 (translated by G E M Anscombe).
Book learning, or intelligence of one sort, doesn't guarantee you intelligence of another sort.You can behave just as stupidly with a good college education.David Byrne: 2004 In Scotland on Sunday, 29 Feb.
Ihappentofeel thatthe 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 ne e Reed Alther: 1976 Kinflicks, ch.7.
As elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.Raymond Chandler: Of chess. Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?Melissa Mathison: 1982 E.T.the Extraterrestrial.
Armed with a notebook, ingratiating grin and fine intelligence, he grew to be a most discerning witness of America's most distinctive rite, not just the election but the making of our presidents.NewYorkTimes: 1986 Of journalist Theodore H White.'Teddy White, the Maker of Epics', editorial,17 May.
O bom era ter uma intelige" ncia e na o entender. Era uma be" n c° a o estranha como a de ter loucura sem ser doida. Era um desinteresse manso em rela c° a o a' s coisas ditas do intelecto, uma do c° ura de estupidez. What was good was to have intelligence and yet not understand. It was a strange blessing like experiencing madness without being mad. It was a gentle lack of interest with respect to the so-called things of the intellect, a sweet stupidity.Clarice Lispector: 1969 Uma Aprendizagem ou O Livro dos Prazeres, 'Luminesce" ncia' (translated as An Apprenticeship or TheBook of Delights,1986).
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.1970 I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, ch.29.
On the summit of the precipice and in the deep green woods emotions as palpable and as true have agitated me as if I were surveying them with the blessing of sight. There was an intelligence in the winds of the hills and in the solemn stillness of the buried foliage that could not be misleading. It entered into my heart and I could have wept, notthat Ididnot see, butthat Icould not portrayall I felt.1834 A Voyage round the World.
A third-rate political wheel-horse, with the face of a moving-picture actor, the intelligence of a respectable agricultural implement dealer, and the imagination of a lodge joinera benign blanka decent, harmless, laborious, hollow-headed mediocrity.H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken: Of President Warren G Harding. Quoted in Fred Hobson Mencken: A Life (1994).
Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this, The intelligence that moves, devotion is.john donne: 'Good Friday,1613. Riding Westward', published1635.
The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public calamity; men started at the intelligence, and turned pale, as if they had heard of the loss of a dear friend.Robert Southey: 1813 The Life of Nelson, ch.9.
To us, who are regaled every morning and evening with intelligence, and are supplied from day to day with materials for conversation, it is difficult to conceive how man can subsist without a newspaper.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1758 In The Idler, no.7, 27 May.
The first duty of the press is to obtain the earliest and most correct intelligence of the events of the time, and bydisclosing them, to makethemthe common property of the nation.TheTimes: 1852 Leading article, 6 Feb.
Oh inteligencia, soledad en llamas, que todo lo concibe sin crearlo! Oh intelligence, flaming solitude, envisioning all without creating!1939 Muerte sin fin, pt.1 (translated as Death without End,1969).
Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.wallace stevens: 1957 Opus Posthumous, Aphorisms,'Adagia'.
The cardinal tenets of feminism divided my generation, effectively disempowering and disenfranchising its members. It does make me bitterlyangry that my generation, which prided itself so complacently on its soul, on its powers of intelligence and analysis, should have fallen so cloddishly for totalitarian simplicities which declared a war of eternal opposition between men and women.Robert Lynd: 1992 No More Sex War: The Failures of Feminism.
We can applaud the state lottery as a public subsidy of intelligence, for it yields public income that is calculated to lighten the tax burden of us prudent abstainers at the expense of the benighted masses of wishful thinkers.willard van orman quine: 1987 Quiddities,'Gambling'.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.Stephen Butler Leacock: 1924 The Garden of Folly,'The Perfect Salesman'.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas inthemind atthesametime, and still retain the ability to function.F(rancis) Scott Key Fitzgerald: 1936 'The Crack-Up', in Esquire, Feb.
Les ve rite s de couvertes par l'intelligence demeurent ste riles. Truths discovered by intelligence are sterile.Thibault: 1892 La Vie litte raire, pt.21.
I am imbued with two deep impressions; the first, that science knows no country; the second, which seems to contradict the first, although it is really a direct consequence of itthat science is the highest personification of the nation. 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 Pasteur: 1876 Toast at the banquet of the International Congress of Sericulture (translated by Rene Dubois).
The misconception is 'Gangster 50'. That's the biggest misconception. Because, I can be those things that people. I have a reputation. My past is my shadow, it follows me everywhere I go. Well, all those things come from when I had no other choice. They put my back against the wall. I do what I gotta do. Because hip-hop has no requirements, you deal with people that have the least intelligence on the planet. Some of the people that compare themselves to me, compare themselves to me because they rap and I rap. They can't even read the contracts that they sign to be a rapper, to do the deal.50 cent: Interview: 50 Cent. IGN (6 September 2005).
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity.Konrad Adenauer: As quoted in Through Russian Eyes : President Kennedy's 1036 Days (1973) by Anatoliĭ Andreevich Gromyko, p. 128