Intelligence Quotes

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Napoleon Hill

The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.


Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham

For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.

Lao Tzu

Your intelligence is measured by those around you; if you spend your days with idiots you seal your own fate.


Tact is the intelligence of the heart


Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.


Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential

Winston Churchill

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell

Simone Weil

The universe is an intelligence test

Timothy Leary

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason

Marya Mannes

One who does not use his intelligence will not succeed and one who does not use his knowledge will have no intellect. One who understands will attain nobility and excellence, and one who is tolerant will triumph. Knowledge is a shield (against evil), truth begets honour and ignorance disgrace, understanding is distinction, generosity is salvation and good manners command love and respect.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Kindness is the supreme intelligence.

Bryant McGill

The master of any craft is first a master of self, cooperating with innate intelligence within.

Bryant McGill

The public regards lawyers with great distrust. They think lawyers are smarter than the average guy but use their intelligence deviously. Well, they're wrong. Usually they are not smarter.

F. Lee Bailey

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.

Richard Bach

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

The passion, observe, which is able to reflect, gives even to ninnies, fools, and imbeciles a species of intelligence, especially in youth.

Honor de Balzac

No tool is more beneficial than intelligence. No enemy is more harmful than ignorance.

Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid

We are asked now seriously to accept that in the last few yearscontrary to all history, contrary to all intelligenceSaddam decided unilaterally to destroy those weapons. I say that such a claim is palpably absurd.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I certainly think that when I flick through all the magazines at the hairdresser's I like to see and am drawn to images that have an intelligence and mind at work behind them.

Catherine lise Blanchett

Doubt is one of the names of intelligence.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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