Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Other things being equal, it is better to be smart than to be stupid.carl sagan
She should be my counsellor, But not my tyrant. For the spirit needs Impulses from a deeper source than hers; And there are motions, in the mind of man, That she must look upon with awe.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as strong to think.
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.
The desire of appearing clever often prevents our becoming so.
The inherent contradiction between condemning the intellect as invalid and incapable of reaching truth, and using that same intellect to make the condemnation, seems, strangely, not to occur to those who hold this derogatory view of the intellect.
We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
He told me that it isn't what you do but how you do it that shows whether you are clever or not.cesare pavese
Every thing connected with intellect is permanent.
We live in a culture in which intelligence is denied relevance altogether, in a search for radical innocence, or is defended as an instrument of authority and repression. In my view, the only intelligence worth defending is critical, dialectical, skeptical, desimplifying.
In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools, and of indefinitely urging the manufacture .
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
For the eye of the intellect "sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing."thomas carlyle
Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each other.ralph waldo emerson
Glorious indeed is the world of God around us, but more glorious the world of God within us. There lies the Land of Song; there lies the poet's native land.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you actually hear them speak.unknown
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.Michael Jordan
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