Intelligence Quotes

Your intelligence is measured by those around you; if you spend your days with idiots you seal your own fate.


The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers most from its own limitations

Andre Gide

Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view.

Thomas Kempis

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.

Wayne Dyer

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein

Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence.

Mignon McLaughlin

Questions are the creative acts of intelligence


The future belongs to those who are virile, to whom it is a pleasure to live, to create, to whet their intelligence on that of the others

Henri Deterding

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.


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

Liane Cordes

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.

Robert J. Shiller

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

Henry Adams

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell
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