Edo names Dictionary
Quotes About Intelligence
•“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
•“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” 
― Marie Curie
•“Intelligence and common sense, what makes a person a real genius.” 
― Wazim Shaw
•“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” 
― C.G. Jung
•“Common sense is not so common.”
― Voltaire 
•“You can't make the right decision, but you can always make the dicision right.” 
― Thomas Murdock
•“The intelligent have plans; the wise have principles.” 
― Raheel Farooq
•“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
•“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”
― Niccolo Machiavelli 
•“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
•“Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.”
― George Santayana 
•“The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti
•“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”
― Albert Einstein 
•“The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” 
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
•“Nothing is useless to the man of sense; he turns everything to account.”
― Charles Fontaine
•“Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” 
― Salvador Dalí
•“In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.”
― Paul Harris   
•“I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” 
― Antonio Gramsci
“In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous” 
― Robert G. Ingersoll
•“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” 
― Walter Lippmann
•“One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.”
― William Feather  
•“The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.” 
― W.H. Auden
•“To withdraw isn't a sign of weakness... It is a sign that a man knows the limits of his capabilities and the most probable outcome of the future. One who retreats to fight another day isn't running away, but looking for another road towards the same destination.” 
― Lionel Suggs
•“In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.” 
― Alfred North Whitehead
•“Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.”
― Russell Lynes 
•“Being able to embrace contradictions is a sign of intelligence.
Or insanity.” 
― Richard Kadrey
•“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.”
― Albert Camus
•“It is a noble responsibility to not back down when you know that you know that you know that you are right.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Intelligence is power; it is the flame behind the spark of intrigue” 
― Tobsha Learner
•“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
― Albert Einstein 
•“I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.” 
― Blaise Pascal
•“Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe.” 
― Criss Jami
•“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” 
― James Madison
•“Simplicity is a bliss that makes one comprehend.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Intelligence and education that hasn't been tempered by human affection isn't worth a damn.” 
― Daniel Keyes
•“One of the eternal verities of human life is that if you make the same choices as other people, they will think you are intelligent.” 
― George Hammond
•“The idea that the harder you work, the better you're going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.” 
― Bill Bowerman
•“Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.” 
― Criss Jami
•“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
•“It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.”
― Fannie Hurst
•“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.” 
― Molière
•“Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.”
― Alistair Cooke 
•“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
•“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer 
•“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
•“Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not.” 
― Christopher Paolini
•“Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.”
― Ernest Bevin
•“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” 
― Zig Ziglar
•“Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.”
― Titus Livius 
•“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
•“Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.”
― Thomas Moore 
•“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” 
― Søren Kierkegaard
•“There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.”
― Josh Billings 
•“To a great mind, nothing is little.” 
― Arthur Conan Doyle
•“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informedopinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” 
― Harlan Ellison
•“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.”
― Blaise Pascal 
•“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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