Intelligence Quotes

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

The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers most from its own limitations

Andre Gide

Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen

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

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Niccolo Machiavelli

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people

Will Rogers

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way

Marcel Proust

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.


An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

Ernest Hemingway

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

Susan Sontag

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done

Linus Torvalds

Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some people unable to go to school were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors.

Maya Angelou

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

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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