Intelligence Quotes

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended

Alfred North Whitehead

Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.

James Cone

Imagination, industry, and intelligence - "the three I s" - are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.

Kitty O'Neill Collins

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.

Albert Edward Wiggam

To perceive things in the germ is intelligence

Lao Tzu

Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence

Jean Anouilh

Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.

Remy de Gourmont

I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.

Bill Gates

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence

Lewis Mumford

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.

John Sterling

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.

Barbara Walters

For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.

Dante Alighieri

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Groucho Marx

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence

John Calvin

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious

Alfred North Whitehead

In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts

Albert Einstein

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Konrad Adenauer

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are

George Santayana

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.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.


Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done

Linus Torvalds

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

Susan Sontag

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people

Will Rogers
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