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.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
An ounce of prudence is worth a pound of cleverness.
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.
To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.Alfred North Whitehead
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
A man is not a wall, whose stones are crushed upon the road; or a pipe, whose fragments are thrown away at a street corner. The fragments of an intellect are always good.George Sand
Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education . Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.
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.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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