Quotes About Intelligence

Quotes tagged as "intelligence" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
John Green
“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, An Abundance of Katherines

Anthony Horowitz
“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, The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

Michael Ondaatje
“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, The English Patient

Ryszard Kapuściński
“if reason ruled the world would history even exist?”
Ryszard Kapuściński

Brandon Sanderson
“Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.”
George Scialabba

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

Stefan Zweig
“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, The Burning Secret and other stories

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

Toba Beta
“Intelligence could be more briliant within modesty.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Louis Zukofsky
“Infinite is a meaningless word: except – it states / The mind is capable of performing / an endless process of addition.”
Louis Zukofsky

Raheel Farooq
“The intelligent have plans; the wise have principles.”
Raheel Farooq

Frans de Waal
“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

Robert Louis Stevenson
“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, An Apology for Idlers

“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

Alan Bradley
“I visualized myself pulling on my mental thinking cap, jamming it down around my ears as I had taught myself to do. It was a tall, conical wizard's model, covered with chemical equations and formulae: a cornucopia of ideas.”
Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Rush Limbaugh
“He's one fry short of a Happy Meal.”
Rush Limbaugh

“We all make mistakes, but intelligence enables us to do it on purpose.”
Will Cuppy

Pierre-Simon Laplace
“We ought to regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its antecedent state and as the cause of the state that is to follow. An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes. The perfection that the human mind has been able to give to astronomy affords but a feeble outline of such an intelligence.”
Pierre-Simon Laplace

Craig Ferguson
“Oh Satan you're a wily one.”
Craig Ferguson

“Genius is independent of situation.”
Charles Churchill

“I am not the sharpest knife in the knife-thing.”
Jimmy Dore, Citizen Jimmy

Craig Ferguson
“With good parody, you have to be smarter that the people you’re parodying.”
Craig Ferguson

عمر طاهر
“للذكاء حدود .. للغباء لأ”
عمر طاهر, أقوال برما

Robert Anton Wilson
“Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

Emma McLaughlin
“You should totally get implants," she said admiringly in the mirror. I shake my head. "I don't yet know what I'm going to do with my life, Diane. But I'm hoping being shaped like a barbell could only be a hindrance.”
Emma McLaughlin, The Real Real

William Shakespeare
“Make the doors upon a woman's wit,
and it will out at the casement;
shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole;
stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney.”
William Shakespeare

Jean-Yves Leloup
“The compassionate person does not require other people to be stupid, in order to be intelligent. Their intelligence is for everyone, so as to have a world in which there is less ignorance. (118)”
Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

Jarod Kintz
“It’s not true I think all politicians are morons. Morons are far too intelligent to be politicians.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Debasish Mridha
“The universe never complains.
When you're wrong or right,
She always loves and cares,
She always gives and shares.
When you get lost she becomes the light,
Helps you to find what is right.
But she never forgets
To show you the light.”
Debasish Mridha

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