Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free
Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
The power of quotation is as dreadful a weapon as any which the human intellect can forge.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect,we should ask him what books he reads.
Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect, and provides unconsciously for intellectual difficulties.
Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures
There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
True courage is more a matter of intellect than of feeling.
When the philosopher's argument becomes tedious, complicated, and opaque, it is usually a sign that he is attempting to prove as true to the intellect what is plainly false to common sense
Umbrellas, like faces, acquire a certain sympathy with the individual who carries them. May it not be said of the bearers of these inappropriate umbrellas, that they go about the streets 'with a lie in their right hand?' Except in a very few cases of hypocrisy joined to a powerful intellect, men, not by nature, umbrellarians, have tried again and again to become so by art, and yet have failed, have expended their patrimony in the purchase of umbrella after umbrella, and yet have systematically lost them, and have finally, with contrite spirits and shrunken purses, given up their vain struggle, and relied on theft and borrowing for the remainder of their lives.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves
How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented
The drama embraces and applies all the beauties and decorations of poetry. The sister arts attend and adorn it. Painting, architecture, and music are her handmaids. The costliest lights of a people's intellect burn at her show. All ages welcome her.
Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.