Intelligence Quotes

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - Scott Fitzgerald

Intelligence is a highly valued trait in society, and throughout history, many great minds have had a lot to say about this coveted characteristic. Here are some notable intelligence quotes to inspire you:

Intelligence Quotes and Sayings

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

Oscar Wilde

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.


I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

Maya Angelou

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

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Common sense is not so common.


The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

Albert Einstein

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

― Arthur Schopenhauer

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

― Ronald Reagan

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

― Albert Einstein

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

― Alan Alda

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.

― Frank McCourt

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

― Plutarch

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

― Ernest Hemingway

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

― Søren Kierkegaard

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. - Henry Ford

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.

― Jonathan Swift

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

― Walter Cronkite

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

― Stephen Hawking

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

― Oscar Wilde

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

― Scott Adams

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

― Harlan Ellison

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

― Oscar Wilde

An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. 'Can they be brought together?' This is a practical question. We must get down to it. 'I despise intelligence' really means: 'I cannot bear my doubts.'

― Albert Camus

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.

― Samuel Goldwyn

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.

― Virginia Woolf

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

― Roger Ebert

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

― Nelson Mandela

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

― Sigmund Freud

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. - Albert Einstein

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.

― Susan Sontag

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

― Bill Watterson

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

― George Orwell

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence - whether much that is glorious - whether all that is profound - does not spring from disease of thought - from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.

― Edgar Allan Poe

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

― Napoleon Hill

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

― Carl Gustav Jung

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

― Arthur Conan Doyle

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.

― J. Krishnamurti

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.

― Thucydides

I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.

― Douglas Adams

I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.

― Steve Jobs

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

― E. B. White

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no great genius without some touch of madness. - Aristotle

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

― Mark Twain

It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise.

― George R.R. Martin

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

― Bryant H. McGill

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

― Woodrow Wilson

These little grey cells. It is up to them.

― Agatha Christie

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

― Marie Curie

I'm grateful to intelligent people. That doesn't mean educated. That doesn't mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call 'mother wit' means intelligence that you had in your mother's womb. That's what you rely on. You know what's right to do.

― Maya Angelou

I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.

― J.K. Rowling

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

― Susan Sontag

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

― Bertrand Russell

Belief is the death of intelligence.

― Robert Anton Wilson

belief is the death of intelligence.

― Robert Anton Wilson

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.

― Hermann Hesse

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

― Victor Hugo

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

― Albert Einstein

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. - Arthur Schopenhauer

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

― Lewis Carroll

He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.

― P.G. Wodehouse

One thought fills immensity.

― William Blake

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.

― Jim Morrison

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

― Henry Ford

Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.

― Stefan Zweig

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

― Socrates

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

― Zig Ziglar

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

― George S. Patton

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

― Albert Camus

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

― James Madison

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

― Antonio Gramsci

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.

― Roy H. Williams

The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.

― Terry Pratchett

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

― Salvador Dali

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. - Frank McCourt

The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.

― Dolly Parton

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.

― Wilkie Collins

Education is no substitute for intelligence.

― Frank Herbert

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

I don't know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn't make you happy.

― J.D. Salinger

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

― Carl Sagan

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

― Diogenes

Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.

― Wei Hui

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.

― Carl Jung

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

― Blaise Pascal

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

― Saul Bellow

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

― Ray Bradbury

Because there are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.

― Niccolo Machiavelli

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

― Victor Hugo

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer. - Albert Einstein

Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.

― H.G. Wells

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

― Alan Alda

Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.

― Aldous Huxley

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

― Albert Camus

I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.

― Blaise Pascal

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.

― Paul Cezanne

I think I only appear smart by staying quiet as often as possible.

― Sally Rooney

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

― Woodrow Wilson

I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am.

― Cormac McCarthy

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

― Charles Bukowski

Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.

― Isaac Asimov

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

― Samuel Johnson

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.

― Andrew Jackson

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

― Marya Mannes

Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.

― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.

― George Bernard Shaw

The advancement of science and the diffusion of information is the best aliment to true liberty.

― James Madison

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.

― Hippolyte A. Taine

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty - two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter - theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you.

― Jonathan Stroud

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

― James Joyce

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.

― Edgar Allan Poe

There is no method but to be very intelligent.

― T. S. Eliot

Beauty is a sign of intelligence.

― Andy Warhol

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.

― Geoffrey Chaucer

They think that intelligence is about noticing things are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns).

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

People are smarter than you might think.

― John Astin

Intelligence is one of the greatest human gifts. But all too often a search for knowledge drives out the search for love. This is something else I've discovered for myself very recently. I present it to you as a hypothesis: Intelligence without the ability to give and receive affection leads to mental and moral breakdown, to neurosis, and possibly even psychosis. And I say that the mind absorbed in and involved in itself as a self-centered end, to the exclusion of human relationships, can only lead to violence and pain.

― Daniel Keyes

Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.

― Brandon Sanderson

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.

― Akira Kurosawa

People who boast about their IQ are losers.

― Stephen Hawking

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.

― Moliere

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

― Horace Mann

Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you're a nerd is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that?'.

― John Green

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing - to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.

― John Keats

Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.

― Immanuel Kant

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.

― George Carlin

You put too much stock in human intelligence, it doesn't annihilate human nature.

― Philip Roth

My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.

― Helen Gurley Brown

I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore.

― Criss Jami

The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.

― Hamza Yusuf

Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing... after they've tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked.

― Richard Buckminster Fuller

I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.

― Douglas Adams

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.

― Herophilus

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

― Arthur C. Clarke

Genius is independent of situation.

― Charles Churchill

I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.

― Criss Jami

I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain.

― Michael Bassey Johnson

Madness is the acme of intelligence.

― Naguib Mahfouz

Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding.

― Brian Greene

Controversial as we all know, is often a euphemism for interesting and intelligent.

― Kevin Smith

They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well - informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

― Jane Austen

Intelligence is not measured by how much you know, but by how much you have the capacity to learn.

― Francesca Zappia

What I learned on my own I still remember.

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains.

― Al-Maʿarri

Despite my firm convictions, I have been always a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds it. I have always kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of intelligent search for truth.

― Malcolm X

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

I think a man's 'wordplay' can be so fucking sexy! I love a good mind fuck!

― Junnita Jackson

Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

― Sigmund Freud

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

― Henry Van Dyke

I don't care about someone being intelligent; any situation between people, when they are really human with each other, produces 'intelligence.'

― Susan Sontag

Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.

― Steve Wozniak

Many much - learned men have no intelligence.

― Democritus

To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.

― Herodotus

Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind.

― L. Ron Hubbard

Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.

― Theodor W. Adorno

Eroticize intelligence.

― Douglas Coupland

Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect.

― Alan Moore

Every true genius is bound to be naive.

― Friedrich Schiller

To think is to practice brain chemistry.

― Deepak Chopra

Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.

― Anthony Horowitz

An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.

― Spiro T. Agnew

Why do I do anything? she says. I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.

― Chuck Palahniuk

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

― Albert Einstein

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

― Tom Robbins

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

― Johannes Kepler

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

― Charles Kettering

I couldn't claim that I was smarter than sixty - five other guys - but the average of sixty - five other guys, certainly!

― Richard P. Feynman

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

― Arnold J. Toynbee

We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life's continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to it, but here we are.

― Stephen Jay Gould

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

― Gracie Allen

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

― Lena Horne

There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.

― John Fowles

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

― Walter Lippmann

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.

― Ezra Pound

I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.

― Arthur Schopenhauer

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

― Julius Charles Hare

Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism.

― Criss Jami

Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.

― Sophocles

She has man's brain - a brain that a man should have were he much gifted - and woman's heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.

― Bram Stoker

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.

― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.

― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thought is a strenuous art - few practice it, and then only at rare times.

― David Ben-Gurion

The powers of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks.

― Sir James Mackintosh

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.

― Augustus Hare

There's a stark difference between the words 'prodigy' and 'genius.' Prodigies can very quickly learn what other people have already figured out; geniuses discover that which no one has ever previously discovered. Prodigies learn; geniuses do.

― John Green

Wit is educated insolence.

― Aristotle

Emotion often outwits intelligence, while intuition renders life surprisingly fluent and enjoyable.

― Erik Pevernagie

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

― Ronald Reagan

If reason ruled the world would history even exist?

― Ryszard Kapuscinski

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.

― Daniel Goleman

This is probably the advantage of being stupid. Stupid people just do. We tend to overthink. If we could eliminate the 'over' and just think, then we could do, too. Only we'd be smarter doers because we'd be thinkers.

― Sarah Strohmeyer

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.

― Leonardo da Vinci

Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.

― John Kenneth Galbraith

Intelligent life on other planets? I'm not even sure there is on earth!

― Albert Einstein.

Some ways of using our thinking are really inspiring. There are people who use their thinking to race cars. People use their thinking to build rockets to the moon. It's all just a use of your thinking.

― Michael Nesmith

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

― G. H. Hardy

Intelligence is not a science.

― Frank Carlucci

A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity.

― Dorothy L. Sayers

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.

― James Whistler

I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place.

― Howard Gardner

Remember to be as smart as you are.

― Judd Nelson

'Any intelligent person knows that life is a beautiful thing and that the purpose of life is to be happy,' said my father as he watched the three beauties. 'But it seems only idiots are ever happy. How can we explain this?'

― Orhan Pamuk

Genius always finds itself a century too early.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.

― Martin Luther

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

― Oscar Wilde

The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.

― Diane Arbus

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.

― William Drummond

The barrier during self - improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one's own accord - it feels great - but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop.

― Criss Jami

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

― Timothy Leary

But many intelligent people have a sort of bug: they think intelligence is an end in itself. They have one idea in mind: to be intelligent, which is really stupid. And when intelligence takes itself for its own goal, it operates very strangely: the proof that it exists is not to be found in the ingenuity or simplicity of what it produces, but in how obscurely it is expressed.

― Muriel Barbery

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.

― Ed Parker

The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous.

― Richard M. Nixon

Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

― Jean-Paul Sartre

Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I'm a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what's to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble - that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void.

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

― Michel de Montaigne

The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.

― Abigail Adams

The mind of man has perplexed itself with many hard questions. Is space infinite, and in what sense? Is the material world infinite in extent, and are all places within that extent equally full of matter? Do atoms exist or is matter infinitely divisible?

― James C. Maxwell

Why are you not smarter? It's only the rich who can't afford to be smart. They're compromised. They got locked years ago into privilege. They have to protect their belongings. No one is meaner than the rich. Trust me. But they have to follow the rules of their shitty civilised world. They declare war, they have honour, and they can't leave. But you two. We three. We're free.

― Michael Ondaatje

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.

― Stephen Hawking

Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.

― Bertrand Russell

You have to be smart. The easy days are over.

― Robert Kiyosaki

'Intelligence is not a competition,' she said. 'There is plenty to go around, and there are many ways it can be demonstrated.'

― Chris Colfer

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.

― Catherine Deneuve

Being able to embrace contradictions is a sign of intelligence. Or insanity.

― Richard Kadrey

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.

― Ernest Newman

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.

― Rumi

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

― Francis Bacon

If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee's eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us. If they are animals, what must we be?

― Frans de Waal

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

― Albert Einstein

The key then to attaining this higher level of intelligence is to make our years of study qualitatively rich. We don't simply absorb information - we internalize it and make it our own by finding some way to put this knowledge to practical use.

― Robert Greene

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

― Josh Billings

Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals.

― Amit Kalantri

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.

― Don Herold

Is intelligence always good? I wonder. What if intelligence is wasted? What if intelligence leads to more loneliness rather than to fulfillment? What if instead of productivity and clarity, it generates pain, isolation, and regret?

― Iain Reid

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.

― Alexander Pope

I think it's important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. (With analogy) we are doing this because it's like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. (With first principles) you boil things down to the most fundamental truths…and then reason up from there.

― Elon Musk

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

― Oscar Wilde

Mental acuity of any kind comes from solving problems yourself, not from being told how to solve them.

― Paul Lockhart

Man knows so much and does so little.

― R. Buckminster Fuller

Never confuse education with intelligence, you can have a PhD and still be an idiot.

― Richard P. Feynman

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the make-up of human beings, intelligence counts for more than our hands, and that is our true strength.

― Ovid

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.

― Thomas Wentworth Higginson

A physical shortcoming could produce a kind of mental excess. The process, it seemed, was reversible. Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism.

― Aldous Huxley

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

― Henry Ford

An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

― Jef Mallett

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.

― Carl Jung

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.

― Ambrose Bierce

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

― Aldous Huxley

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

Intelligence minus purpose equals stupidity.

― Toba Beta

When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.

― Captain Beefheart

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

― Konrad Adenauer

You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion... Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.

― Aldous Huxley

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

― Don Herold

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.

― John Calvin

Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.

― Criss Jami

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It's really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.

― Sebastian Thrun

Not stupid. Overly trusting, maybe, but that reflects on his lack of trustworthiness, not on your intelligence.

― Tammara Webber

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

― Michael Jordan

I thank God that I'm a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I'm grateful that I know where I come from.

― Shakira

A knavish speech sleeps in a fool's ear.

― William Shakespeare

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.

― Louis Pasteur

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.

― Karl A. Menninger

The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.

― Phaedrus

Beyond all sciences, philosophies, theologies, and histories, a child's relentless inquiry is truly all it takes to remind us that we don't know as much as we think we know.

― Criss Jami

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.

― Niccolo Machiavelli

It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.

― John Steinbeck

A bore or an uggo might manage not to get up anyone's nose, but if a girl's got brains and looks and personality, she's going to piss someone off, somewhere along the way.

― Tana French

There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.

― Gray Scott

The most significant moment in the course of intellectual development, which gives birth to the purely human forms of practical and abstract intelligence, occurs when speech and practical activity, two previously completely independent lines of development, converge.

― Lev Vygotsky

In pursuit of happiness, smart people often end up dumbing down themselves.

― Erol Ozan

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

― Lao Tzu

If it were a fact, it wouldn't be called intelligence.

― Donald Rumsfeld

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.

― Alan Kay

Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.

― Carl von Clausewitz

Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason.

― Vivienne Westwood

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

What happens if you stick at something long enough, and study it for so long, you have a different kind of intelligence. It's not an intellectual thing. It's almost like an animal intelligence. I call it our form of instinct, almost how a lion knows exactly where its prey is.

― Robert Greene

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

― Linus Torvalds

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

― H. L. Mencken

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

― Simone Weil

Like in great painting and architecture, in couture, to make clothes you must eliminate, eliminate, eliminate to obtain the true sense of a line. You see, the more you add, the more you load on, the more it's mad. You must try to have just the silhouette, which is an intelligence in clothes.

― Hubert de Givenchy

Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it... or they think you have.

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

― Michelle Obama

Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality.

― Pratibha Patil

Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.

― Edgar Rice Burroughs

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

― Albert Camus

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

― Henri Frederic Amiel

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

― Robert G. Ingersoll

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.

― Sun Tzu

Having emotional intelligence allows you to manage your emotions, show empathy, and prevent you from getting distracted. It also helps you solve problems and be a more likable person.

― John Rampton

Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.

― Sheri S. Tepper

By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.

― Jacques Maritain

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.

― George Bernard Shaw

Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.

― Giorgio Vasari

We have artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D-printing, robotics and nanotechnology that have changed the face of modern medicine. It is essential for Indian doctors to familiarise themselves with the latest developments to be able to control technology and not the other way around.

― Tamilisai Soundararajan

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.

― Lyman Bryson

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

― Leonardo da Vinci

Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

― Stephen Leacock

The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.

― Criss Jami

I often tell my students not to be misled by the name 'artificial intelligence' - there is nothing artificial about it. AI is made by humans, intended to behave by humans, and, ultimately, to impact humans' lives and human society.

― Fei-Fei Li

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

Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.

― Criss Jami

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

― Liane Cordes

By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.

― Ray Kurzweil

The willingness to change one's mind in the light of new evidence is a sign of rationality not weakness.

― Stuart Sutherland

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

― Bertrand Russell

Strong government doesn't mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration - in other words, 'good governance.'

― Raghuram Rajan

We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.

― Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That's why they look alike.

― Daniel Goleman

Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.

― Diane Ackerman

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

Beauty is a gift, just like good health or intelligence. The only thing is not to be proud of being beautiful. Because you didn't do anything - it was given to you.

― Monica Bellucci

Never underestimate the intelligence of the audience; make good programmes, and they will come.

― Armando Iannucci

Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they've never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military.

― Maureen Dowd

Let's say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can't do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference.

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

― Pablo Picasso

The hallmark of intelligence is not whether one believes in God or not, but the quality of the processes that underlie one's beliefs.

― Alister McGrath

By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.

― Tabatha Coffey

Intelligence arouses fear and respect, the lack of it keeps one on the narrow minded road of disrespect, stupidity and inferiority complex.

― Michael Bassey Johnson

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.

― Irene Peter

I have beauty, intelligence, individuality, sensuality and sexuality.

― Shannon Tweed

Self-centeredness takes away the fragrance of common sense from an intelligent person and makes him dumb, deaf, stupid, and illogical.

― Sukant Ratnakar

We all make mistakes, but intelligence enables us to do it on purpose.

― Will Cuppy

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.

― Alexander Pope

Advances in automation, artificial intelligence and robotics, while increasing productivity, will also cause major upheavals to the workforce.

― John Hickenlooper

Why do smart people exist, if not to figure out convoluted problems?

― Mikhail Bulgakov

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.

― Bryant H. McGill

That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.

― Miguel de Unamuno

But if one observes, one will see that the body has its own intelligence; it requires a great deal of intelligence to observe the intelligence of the body.

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.

― Janis Joplin

I don't believe in an outside agent that creates the world, then walks away. But I feel very strongly there is an intelligence at work in every flower, in every blade of grass, in every cell of my body. And it is that intelligence that, I wouldn't say created the universe. It is creating the universe. It's an ongoing process.

― Eckhart Tolle

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

― George Scialabba

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.

― Margaret Anderson

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

― Bertolt Brecht

Incredibly intelligent people always seem odd to those who are not as sharp.

― Alexei Maxim Russell

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

― Albert Einstein

I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence.

― Bill Gates

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.

― George Bernard Shaw

You are just your intelligence.

― Kalpana Chawla

I believe this artificial intelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it will be a risk. If we use it right, it can be our partner.

― Masayoshi Son

Cleverness isn't always true nor is the truth always clever.

― Criss Jami

Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.

― Travis Bradberry

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.

― Mark Kennedy

Sometimes people think you're smart if you question the status quo, if nothing else.

― craig ferguson

With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where there's the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he's like, yeah, he's sure he can control the demon? Doesn't work out.

― Elon Musk

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.

― D. H. Lawrence

Whoever prefers the material comforts of life over intellectual wealth is like the owner of a palace who moves into the servants' quarters and leaves the sumptuous rooms empty.

― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

― Thomas A. Edison

Is artificial intelligence less than our intelligence?

― Spike Jonze

The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence.

― Oscar Wilde

Work ethic is important because, unlike intelligence, athleticism, charisma, or any other natural attribute, it's a choice.

― Mike Rowe

In the long term, artificial intelligence and automation are going to be taking over so much of what gives humans a feeling of purpose.

― Matt Bellamy

I will not dumb myself down to make someone else more comfortable with their ignorance.

― Kelli Jae Baeli

Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we'll augment our intelligence.

― Ginni Rometty

Intelligence is sexy. Don't play dumb, especially young girls. Don't play dumb. And let people see that you are intelligent.

― Iman

Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change.

― Vernor Vinge

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.

― Immanuel Kant

If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.

― Samuel Morse

In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.

― Alfred North Whitehead

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

― Groucho Marx

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

― Grover Cleveland

What they might lack in intelligence, they make up for with sheer quantities of high explosive.

― Simon Morden

Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.

― Jose Mourinho

Like all technologies before it, artificial intelligence will reflect the values of its creators. So inclusivity matters - from who designs it to who sits on the company boards and which ethical perspectives are included.

― Kate Crawford

Intelligence always had a pornographic influence on me.

― Maya Angelou

The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

― Jean Baudrillard

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.

― Christopher Columbus

Intelligence and education that hasn't been tempered by human affection isn't worth a damn.

― Daniel Keyes

We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction.

― Klaus Schwab

Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.

― Annie Jump Cannon

The intelligent have plans; the wise have principles.

― Raheel Farooq

I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor.

― Brian Eno

I'd rather see artificial intelligence than no intelligence.

― Michael Crichton

It is never a good idea to do anything if you do not understand the process, asking questions does not represent ignorance, it means you want to become intelligent.

― Anath Lee Wales

Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills.

― Sylvia Clare

Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do: when neither innateness nor learning has prepared you for the particular situation.

― Jean Piaget

While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst, and with continued unity of effort, we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence and character of the people of the United States - that is, prosperity.

― Herbert Hoover

An intelligent person, looking out of his eyes and hearkening in his ears, with a smile on his face all the time, will get more true education than many another in a life of heroic vigils.

― Robert Louis Stevenson

Intelligence may be taken as a necessary, but not sufficient, cause of moral advance. All morally advanced children are bright, but not all bright children are morally advanced.

― Lawrence Kohlberg

It's going to be interesting to see how society deals with artificial intelligence, but it will definitely be cool.

― Colin Angle

How pitiful is an intelligence used only to make excuses to quieten the conscience.

― Ignazio Silone

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.

― Samuel Beckett

Swarm intelligence is like a brain of brains.

― Louis B. Rosenberg

Intelligence could be more briliant within modesty.

― Toba Beta

Having a sense of humor - both the ability to generate humor and to appreciate it - has repeatedly been found to correlate with measures of intelligence.

― Jennifer Aaker

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

― Edgar Allan Poe

I won't say that I'm an agnostic, since agnosticism maintains that one cannot know... but I'm not averse to the idea of some intelligence or some organizing force that set up the initial conditions of the universe in such a way that ultimately generated stars, planets and life.

― B. F. Skinner

Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it.

― Michael R. LeGault

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

― Raymond Chandler

I believe God did intend, in giving us intelligence, to give us the opportunity to investigate and appreciate the wonders of His creation. He is not threatened by our scientific adventures.

― Francis Collins

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

― Helen Keller

Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.

― Alexander Graham Bell

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

― Alan Perlis

With good parody, you have to be smarter that the people you're parodying.

― Craig ferguson

The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.

― Jeff Hawkins

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.

― Jacques Yves Cousteau

Only those who are capable of silliness can be called truly intelligent.

― Christopher Isherwood

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

― Thomas Szasz

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.

― John Kenneth Galbraith

Intelligence is the ability of a species to live in harmony with its environment.

― Paul Watson

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

― Laurence J. Peter

The person who finds answers to old questions is intelligent, the person who finds new questions is curious, but the person who finds the answer to new questions is a visionary.

― Sukant Ratnakar

In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.

― Gijs de Vries

Education is no substitute for intelligence. That elusive quality is defined only in part by puzzle-solving ability. It is in the creation of new puzzles reflecting what your senses report that you round out the definition.

― Frank Herbert

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

― Edward de Bono

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.

― Henry David Thoreau

Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and renders the greatest fools clever.

― François de La Rochefoucauld

There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.

― Wayne Dyer

Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced.

― Rajeev Suri

The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.

― Norbert Wiener

Despite all the hype and excitement about AI, it's still extremely limited today relative to what human intelligence is.

― Andrew Ng

I'm more frightened than interested by artificial intelligence - in fact, perhaps fright and interest are not far away from one another. Things can become real in your mind, you can be tricked, and you believe things you wouldn't ordinarily. A world run by automatons doesn't seem completely unrealistic any more. It's a bit chilling.

― Gemma Whelan

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

― W.H. Auden

There's a difference between intellect and intelligence. Noise propagates the former, silence the later. Intellect is inherited, intelligence is inherent.

― Drew Gerald

He was marked out by his relentless ability to find fault with others' mediocrity - suggesting that a certain type of intelligence may be at heart nothing more or less than a superior capacity for dissatisfaction.

― Alain de Botton

It's important to be smart, but it's also important to be active with your intelligence. The more you sit around over-thinking things, the more trouble you get into.

― Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Intelligence without wisdom brings destruction.

― Erol Ozan

Mixing old wine with new wine is stupidity, but mixing old wisdom with new wisdom is maturity.

― Amit Kalantri

Do you know where your breakthrough begins? Your breakthrough begins where your excuses ends.

― Patience Johnson

Intelligence is power; it is the flame behind the spark of intrigue.

― Tobsha Learner

Great art is not about the skills but the creative intelligence.

― Sukant Ratnakar

Abstraction can provide stumbling blocks for people of strange intelligence.

― Gustave Flaubert

Intelligence and wisdom are certainly compatible, however they are rarely seen in each other's company.

― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.

― Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes it seems as though each new step towards AI, rather than producing something which everyone agrees is real intelligence, merely reveals what real intelligence is not.

― Douglas Hofstadter

Logic becomes illogical at the point that it assumes that everything can be explained logically.

― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Believing in a non-existent unconscious simply reveals the not knowing about how the mind and our memory fundamentally works or who we really are.

― Arne Klingenberg

By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

Your baby is smarter than you think.

― Josh Malerman

The burden of intelligence: you can always imagine all those wonderful places where you can never belong.

― Robert Reed

Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality.

― Adam Gopnik

What other species now require of us is our attention. Otherwise, we are entering a narrative of disappearing intelligences.

― Terry Tempest Williams

Intelligence is the capacity to know what we are doing and instinct is just instinct. The results are about the same.

― Will Cuppy

To struggle against darkness is not to blunder ignorantly; intelligence is needed to generate right action.

― Belsebuub

As others grown more intelligent under stress, I grow heavy, as if I were an animal on a chain.

― Lillian Hellman

A mind that trusts itself is light on its feet.

― Nathaniel Branden

If human foolishness had been as carefully nurtured and cultivated as intelligence has been for centuries, perhaps it would have turned into something extremely precious.

― Yevgeny Zamyatin

It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence.

― Kedar Joshi

If you constantly look stupid somewhere, you might be a genius but in the wrong place. Average minds fit in anywhere, It's intelligence that doesn't fit.

― Saroj Aryal

Intelligence is perhaps but a malady, - a beautiful malady; the oysters's pearl.

― Remy de Gourmont

An intelligent man is one who acknowledges his intelligence as that of those who surround him.

― Ilyas Kassam

I will use my mind, not just my regular brain lobes.

― Peter Bognanni

Muscle is good, but craft is better.

― Wace

A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.

― Niccolo Machiavelli

Intelligent people can still get into some stupid-ass foolery.

― Jonny Garza Villa

What sets humans apart from animals is that we have to walk around saying how smart we are, and animals just live their lives.

― Chanctetinyea J. J. Ouellette

Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.

― Criss Jami

Smart means knowing when to talk and when to shut up

― Julie Berry

Art has two dimensions. Creative skills and creative intelligence. When both come together, a masterpiece is created.

― Sukant Ratnakar

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

― Laurence J. Peter

Confusion is a sign of intelligence; only fools are crystal clear.

― Haresh Sippy

Smart is knowing what is good for you. Intelligent is knowing how to get it.

― Soroosh Shahrivar

Modern intelligence won't accept anything on authority. But it will accept anything without authority.

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

It takes intelligence to recognize intelligence, or the lack of it.

― Arne Klingenberg

Great minds with great ideas usually share in the midst of their persecution.

― Jeremy Aldana

History made by smartness alone, is no more than caves of silicon.

― Abhijit Naskar

A person that has more intelligence than education always makes his own grade!

― Stanley Victor Paskavich

Do not underestimate wisdom. It will overtake intelligence, power, and wealth.

― Nathanie E. Quimada

The greatest minds in history were not those who had all the answers, but those who never stopped asking questions.

― Arif Naseem

Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

― Daniel Keyes

Stupid is assuming intelligence only because it doesn't understand what it's assuming in order to realize that it's not what it's assuming.

― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Even if people do not understand you, at least they do not possess the same ability as your bizarre uniqueness.

― D.L. Lewis

Using less time to produce more is intelligent, then why do intelligent people choose to multitask?

― Sukant Ratnakar

Intelligence abounds in the world, what is needed is more kindness, love, and compassion.

― Nitin Namdeo

At the top of intelligence and at the edge of experience there is nothing else other than insanity.

― Jordan G Kobos

The intelligentsia are those who have been educated beyond their intelligence.

― Fulton J. Sheen

A nuclear test is not a nuclear test. It is an intelligence test.

― Ljupka Cvetanova

In a world full of clutter, intelligence is defined as our ability to distinguish between what we need and what we need to discard.

― Sukant Ratnakar

The greatest sign of intelligence is realizing that we're not.

― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Being smart is not knowing everything. Being smart is knowing where to find out and the will to do so.

― Jeff Keene II

Our mind works a bit like a search program in a computer.

― Arne Klingenberg

A person of limited intelligence but high conscientiousness can make a valuable employee; a person of higher intelligence but very low conscientiousness is almost unemployable.

― Geoffrey Miller

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

― Lao Tzu

Most people are like pre-programmed robots, and unable to go off script for fear of bugging the programme and failing the programmers. All intelligence is art-making, that is, artificial.

― Neel Burton

Reason and emotion must both work together to create intelligent behavior, but emotion does most of the work.

― Jonathan Haidt

True intelligence is knowing the meaning of life is love.

― Wald Wassermann

Human beings are the most intelligent species on this earth, but they are also the reason for the extinction of many species. What can we expect as human intelligence grows?

― Sukant Ratnakar

Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.

― Marcus Garvey

The boundary between stupidity and intelligence cannot be drawn with a straight-edged ruler. It is rather a no-man's land, a zone between two immense forces which sometimes are at war and sometimes drowsing through an armistice.

― Walter B. Pitkin

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

― Mark Twain

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.

― Albert Einstein

Intelligence is the ability to solve problems.

― Jean Piaget

Intelligence is the ability to make finer distinctions.

― Robert Kegan

Intelligence is the ability to see the essence of things.

― Emanuel Swedenborg

The surest sign of intelligence is constancy.

― Michel de Montaigne

Intelligence is the ability to recognize patterns.

― Ray Kurzweil

Intelligence is the ability to make good choices.

― Carolyn Hax

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