Intelligence Quotes

We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.

Joseph Story

Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.


In the dark room a cloud of yellow dust flew from beneath the tool like a scatter of sparks from under the hooves of a galloping horse. The twin wheels turned and hummed. Binet was smiling, his chin down, his nostrils distended. He seemed lost in the kind of happiness which, as a rule, accompanies only those mediocre occupations that tickle the intelligence with easy difficulties, and satisfy it with a sense of achievement beyond which there is nothing left for dreams to feed on.

Gustave Flaubert

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

Liane Cardes

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.

Tao Te Ching

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

Laurence J. Peter

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

Don Herold

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate

Henri Bergson

If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, then wisdom is to know how and why to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.

Ivan Urlaub

An intelligence service is, in fact, a stupidity service

E. B. White

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.

John Ciardi

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory

Leonardo da Vinci
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