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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. Maya originally MayaJohnson Angelou
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, ch.29.
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
In Scotland on Sunday, 29 Feb.
The Fight for our National Intelligence. Raymond B(ernard) Cattell
Title of book.
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).
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 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
'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
La Vie litte raire, pt.21.
Oh inteligencia, soledad en llamas, que todo lo concibe sin crearlo! Oh intelligence, flaming solitude, envisioning all without creating! Jose Gorostiza
Muerte sin fin, pt.1 (translated as Death without End,1969).
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. James Holman
A Voyage round the World.
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
In The Idler, no.7, 27 May.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it. Stephen Butler Leacock
The Garden of Folly,'The Perfect Salesman'.
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
Uma Aprendizagem ou O Livro dos Prazeres, 'Luminesce" ncia' (translated as An Apprenticeship or TheBook of Delights,1986).
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
No More Sex War: The Failures of Feminism.
How do you explain school to a higher intelligence? Melissa Mathison
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).
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
Of journalist Theodore H White.'Teddy White, the Maker of Epics', editorial,17 May.
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
Toast at the banquet of the International Congress of Sericulture (translated by Rene Dubois).
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
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
The Life of Nelson, ch.9.
Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully. Wallace Stevens
Opus Posthumous, Aphorisms,'Adagia'.
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
Leading article, 6 Feb.
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 WittgensteinSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations), section109 (translated by G E M Anscombe).
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