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intelligence quotes (51)

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   Category: Intelligence

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Alan Alda   Category: Intelligence

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   Category: Intelligence

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

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
Margaret Anderson   Category: Intelligence

Wit is educated insolence.
Aristotle   Category: Intelligence

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Intelligence

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
Josh Billings   Category: Intelligence

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Josh Billings   Category: Intelligence

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus   Category: Intelligence

Intelligence is not a science.
Frank Carlucci   Category: Intelligence

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Intelligence

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Gilbert K. Chesterton   Category: Intelligence

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali   Category: Intelligence

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   Category: Intelligence

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
Diogenes   Category: Intelligence

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
Roger Ebert   Category: Intelligence

There is no method but to be very intelligent.
T. S. Eliot   Category: Intelligence

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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald   Category: Intelligence

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

There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.
John Fowles   Category: Intelligence

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

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Category: Intelligence

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   Category: Intelligence

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Julius Charles Hare   Category: Intelligence

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

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Intelligence

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
Lena Horne   Category: Intelligence

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Janis Joplin   Category: Intelligence

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung   Category: Intelligence

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg C. Lichtenberg   Category: Intelligence

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
Bryant H. McGill   Category: Intelligence

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
Ernest Newman   Category: Intelligence

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
George Orwell   Category: Intelligence

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
Ed Parker   Category: Intelligence

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   Category: Intelligence

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Intelligence

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
Irene Peter   Category: Intelligence

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch   Category: Intelligence

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Alexander Pope   Category: Intelligence

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan   Category: Intelligence

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   Category: Intelligence

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
Friedrich Schiller   Category: Intelligence

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
Susan Sontag   Category: Intelligence

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Arnold J. Toynbee   Category: Intelligence

Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire   Category: Intelligence

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

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
James Whistler   Category: Intelligence

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White   Category: Intelligence

Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson   Category: Intelligence

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Intelligence