Intelligence Quotes

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

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

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

Maya Angelou

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

Albert Einstein

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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