Intellect Quotes

Music without emotion is like an empty shell. Technique is, of course, essential, but the emphasis should be on bhava or emotional expression. For this, the vocalist has to make a deep and thought study of the nava-rasas. Classical musicians generally ignore this aspect and pay no attention to rasa-siddhant. That is why our shastriya sangeet fails to appeal to listeners who always prefer music which appeals to the heart, rather than the intellect.

Kishori Amonkar

There is no capital more useful than intellect and wisdom, and there is no indigence more injurious than ignorance and unawareness.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man

Charles Sumner

Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey.

Marcel Proust

If we encounter a man of rare intellect,we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

True courage is more a matter of intellect than of feeling.

Steve Pavlina

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.

G. K. Chesterton

I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei

Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk.

W. L. George

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.

Edward Thorndike

Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures

Oscar Wilde

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you

Roger Ebert

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.

Albert Einstein

The power of quotation is as dreadful a weapon as any which the human intellect can forge.

John Jay Chapman

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Samuel Johnson

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

Benjamin Franklin 1706

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Samuel Johnson

Instead of training only intellect and memory we consider the development of will, demonstrated in initiative and action, as our main task.

Albers, Joseph

Surely the likeness of this world is that of a snake: it is soft to touch, and deadly poisonous. The ignorant child is distracted by it, and the one with understanding and intellect is cautious of it. So turn away from what fascinates you in it, for how little of it stays with you.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The heart does not talk, it is the intellect that does all the talking. All dealings are at the intellectual level. We have become like machines; our very lives have become mechanical. Life has lost its naturalness like a garland of plastic flowers. There is no heart in life anymore. Only when hearts come together does true life blossom.

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

One who does not use his intelligence will not succeed and one who does not use his knowledge will have no intellect. One who understands will attain nobility and excellence, and one who is tolerant will triumph. Knowledge is a shield (against evil), truth begets honour and ignorance disgrace, understanding is distinction, generosity is salvation and good manners command love and respect.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

Human beings have not been given anything higher than wisdom and intellect.

Musa al-Kadhim

Love with delight discourses in my mind Upon my lady's admirable gifts... Beyond the range of human intellect.

Durante degli Alighieri

Both the abodes (this world and the Hereafter) are grasped by the intellect, and whoever is deprived of the intellect is deprived of them both.

Hasan ibn Al

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