Intellect Quotes

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.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

I'm not an intellectual, I'm just a writer.

Vanna Bonta

If one does not have these five things there is no good in him: intellect, religion, etiquette, shame and good manners.

Husayn ibn

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.

Max Born

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.

Richard Maurice Bucke

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.

Jon Howard Appleton

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

Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.

Bryant McGill

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle.

Bryant McGill

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.

Philip James Bailey

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.

Alfred Austin

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.

George Bancroft

And amongst us one, Who most has sufferd, takes dejectedly His seat upon the intellectual throne.

Matthew Arnold

Life is a slow suicide, and it is happening to every intellectual.

Shiv Kumar Batalvi

We mustn't forget how quickly the visions of genius become the canned goods of intellectuals.

Saul Bellow

That teaching according to which intellectual activity is worthy of esteem to the extent that it is practical and to that extent alone.

Julien Benda

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.

Alexander Graham Bell

The universal Intellect is the intimate, most real, peculiar and powerful part of the soul of the world. This is the single whole which filleth the whole, illumineth the universe and directeth nature to the production of natural things, as our intellect with the congruous production of natural kinds.

Giordano Bruno

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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