Intelligence Quotes

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Napoleon Hill

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


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

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 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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