Intelligence Quotes

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden...


Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them

Peter Ustinov

The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.


The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are

George Santayana

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Konrad Adenauer

In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts

Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction.

E. F. Schumacker

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious

Alfred North Whitehead

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence

John Calvin

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Groucho Marx

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.

Charles Pierce

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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