Intelligence Quotes

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

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

As elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandler

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

No rational order of divine intelligence unites species. The natural ties are genealogical along contingent pathways of history.
Stephen Jay Gould

Because every punter has to register full identity details to open an account with exchanges, and sign a declaration allowing the authorities access to that account, it is more likely that we are today seeing the results of this extra source of intelligence. [on scandals in betting]
J A McGrath

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Chess is a game of war and strategy, and a great chess player would make a great intelligence officer.
Bobby Fischer

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley

The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Aldous Huxley

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.
Saint Augustine

Look, try and use your intelligence, man, even if you are a politician. [Day of the Daleks]
Doctor Who

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

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow
Helen Keller

The unfolding of intelligence and complexity could still be near its cosmic beginnings.
Sir Martin Rees

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
Dr Wayne Dyer

I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with this intelligence and a million dollars
Michael Caine

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind, and its infinite manifestation, for God is All in All. Spirit is immortal Truth; Matter is mortal error
Mary Baker Eddy

I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.
Alice Walker

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

I don't seem to use my intelligence intelligently.
Virginia Wade

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Napoleon Hill

Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised
Robert Hutchins

What I am is the new dream girl - one who has both body and intelligence
Sybil Danning

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
John Keats

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. - Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffler

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

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
Henrik Tikkanen

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
Liz Hurley

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
Andre Maurois

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
Richard Armitage

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Butler Leacock

Evolution made civilization steward of this planet. A hundred thousand years later, the steward stood before evolution not helper but destroyer, not healer but parasite. So evolution withdrew its gift, passed civilization by, rescued the planet from intelligence and handed it to love.
Richard Bach

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 intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.
Carl Levin

In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
Herbert Hoover

Producing machines capable of artificial thought was easy. Producing a machine capable of intelligence has proven elusive because there just isn't anything on which to model it.
Judge Crater

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness
Helen Keller

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

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A Newhouse

Artificial Intelligence isn't a patch on Natural Stupidity.
Anonymous

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Henry Adams



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