God, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.
If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
I'm not an intellectual, I'm just a writer.
Man reacts upon and toward the external universe in three ways, namely, by his active nature ; by his intellectual nature ; by his moral nature that is, he acts upon it, thinks about it, and feels toward it.
Dartmouth is the place Ive devoted my life to, so its very sad to see this kind of decline in the intellectual strength of the institution.
Love with delight discourses in my mind Upon my lady's admirable gifts... Beyond the range of human intellect.
If one does not have these five things there is no good in him: intellect, religion, etiquette, shame and good manners.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle.
I cannot be content with less than heaven; Living, and comprehensive of all life. Thee, universal heaven, celestial all; Thee, sacrjd seat of intellective time; Field of the soul's best wisdom: home of truth, Star-throned.
So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.
Harmony is the characteristic of the intellectual system of the universe; and immutable laws of moral existence must pervade all time and all space, all ages and all worlds.
And amongst us one, Who most has sufferd, takes dejectedly His seat upon the intellectual throne.
Life is a slow suicide, and it is happening to every intellectual.
We mustn't forget how quickly the visions of genius become the canned goods of intellectuals.
That teaching according to which intellectual activity is worthy of esteem to the extent that it is practical and to that extent alone.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. That intellectuality is more vigorous that has attained its strength gradually. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
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