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.
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.
The surest way to be deceived is to think oneself more clever than others.
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.
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
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.
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.
The intellectual power, through words and things, Went sounding on, a dim and perilous way!william wordsworth
Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way.william wordsworth
Screw beautiful. I'm brilliant! If you want to appease me, compliment my brain.Christina Yang