Intelligence Quotes

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

Dante Alighieri

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

Barbara Walters

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.

John Sterling

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Lewis Mumford

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

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

Remy de Gourmont

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

Jean Anouilh

To perceive things in the germ is intelligence

Lao Tzu

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

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

Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.

James Cone

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

Henry Brooks Adams

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

Alfred North Whitehead

Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses

Quentin Crisp

This administration misled a nation into war by cherry-picking intelligence and stretching the truth beyond recognition.

Senator John Kerry

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

You can have all the intelligence in the world and don't have enough stamina. I have seen some very bright, bright women who do not have the stamina for husbands.

Charleszetta Waddles

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

Bertrand Russell

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

G. H. Hardy

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen

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

Henry Adams

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Lisa Alther

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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