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You saw the report of the US intelligence. They said clearly that the Iranian people were on the just path.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.
Bill Gates

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

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

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

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
Arlen Specter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

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

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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