Intelligence Quotes

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.

Herbert Clark Hoover

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.

Elbert Hubbard

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

Arnold Toynbee

A woman's appetite is twice that of a man's; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times


God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

Farrah Fawcett

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

Abigail Adams

... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

Dr. Carl Sagan

Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used

Dr. Carl Sagan

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

Arthur C. Clarke

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value

Stephen Hawking

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force

George Bancroft

Belief is the death of intelligence

Robert Anton Wilson

Intelligence is nothing without delight.

Paul Claudel

Intelligence consists in recognizing opportunity


Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

Aldous Huxley

Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man.

Albert Einstein

Intelligence is the only unlimited natural resource


The scale, properly speaking, does not permit the measure of the intelligence, because intellectual qualities are not superposable, and therefore cannot be measured as linear surfaces are measured.

Alfred Binet

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Robert J. Shiller

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence


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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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