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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

Discipline is the mark of intelligent living

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.

George S. Patton

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.

I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

George Orwell

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought, what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

The disciple should associate with a wise friend who detects and censures his faults and who points out virtues as a guide tells of buried treasures. There is happiness not woe to him who associates with such an intelligent friend.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

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

Wayne Dyer

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human with the soul of a clown, which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.

Melancholy men are, of all others, the most witty.

Ah! yes I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us - everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined, Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

It occurred to me that there was no difference between men in intelligence or race so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory.

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

Men of lofty genius, when they are doing the least work, are most active.

Leonardo da Vinci

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

I like intelligent women. When you go out it shouldn't be a staring contest.

Intelligence is a moral category.

It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Abraham Lincoln

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Intelligence is restricted. It can deal only with facts discoverable by the senses and experiences related to these. It can act only in the area of the visible the viable.

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence and love and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.

James Allen

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as the blazing meteor when it descends to earth is only a stone.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

Oscar Wilde

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

There's many a man has more hair than wit.

William Shakespeare

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities, that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

Lao Tzu

Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.

Richard Dawkins

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.

Immanuel Kant

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance, but understanding of illiteracy. That some people unable to go to school were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.

Marilyn Manson

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying and thereby they achieve great results.

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 true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

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

We should take care not to make the intellect our god, it has of course powerful muscles but no personality.

Albert Einstein

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

Ernest Hemingway

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

James Russell Lowell

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

Laurence J. Peter

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people and I cannot fear the result.

Andrew Jackson

Wise men should never go into a country where there are no means of earning one's livelihood where the people have no dread of anybody have no sense of shame no intelligence or a charitable disposition.


I, by no means, rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence - this may look like affectation, but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.

George Orwell

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

Albert Einstein

He who possesses intelligence is strong, how can the man that is unintelligent be powerful? The elephant of the forest, having lost his senses by intoxication, was tricked into a lake by a small rabbit.


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

Sigmund Freud

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.

Simone Weil

In our civilization and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Ambrose Bierce

The arch-flatterer with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self

Francis Bacon

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity her compassion her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

Michelle Obama

Sex and beauty are inseparable like life and consciousness. And the intelligence, which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.

God is the Seed,The Universe is the Tree, Impulses and passions are the branches, Intelligence is the flower, Pure Consciousness is the fruit, Love is the sweetness in the fruit.

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

Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.

Simone Weil

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell

After all it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without, and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence though deficient in personal charms than I have been by the most regular beauty.

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself the other appreciates what others can understand the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent the second good and the third kind useless.

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

Aldous Huxley

So far as I can remember there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.

Virginia Woolf

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought system planning intelligence and honest purpose as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

Thomas A. Edison

My dad used to say 'Just because you dress up in a coat and tie it doesn't influence your intelligence.'

Tiger Woods

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

Mind is the battery cell Intelligence is the switch

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

Edgar Allan Poe

Service is God. Why has God endowed man with a body a mind and an intellect ? Feel with the mind plan with the intelligence and use the body to serve those who are in need of service. Offer that act of service to God, worship home with that Flower.

The parents gave you this body and fostered the intelligence and love that are embedded in it, so gratitude is their due.

Sai Baba

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.

Mitt Romney

There is nothing wrong with America that faith love of freedom intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence imagination and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

In the aftermath of September 11 and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

Hillary Clinton

Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

Scepticism that dry caries of the intelligence.

Victor Hugo

There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence, rather than be in opposition.

Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.

J. K. Rowling

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 am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed, by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.

Victor Hugo

For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it, it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons fools and idiots, especially during youth.

Honore de Balzac

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

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

Oscar Wilde

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 don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.

John F. Kennedy

Where the stakes are the highest in the war on terror we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing planning and collaborative enforcement.

Wealth in even the most improbable cases manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I would like to take you seriously but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.

George Bernard Shaw

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.

Marcel Proust

The only freedom that is of enduring importance is the freedom of intelligence that is to say freedom of observation and of judgment exercised in behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worth while. The commonest mistake made about freedom is I think to identify it with freedom of movement or with the external or physical side of activity.

John Dewey

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

Pablo Picasso

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

William Feather

Bottom line is I didn't return to Apple to make a fortune. I've been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25 my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. There's no way you could ever spend it all and I don't view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.

Steve Jobs

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.

Henry David Thoreau

The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.

Simone Weil

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

Albert Camus

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.

Leonardo da Vinci

George W. Bush attended the intelligence briefing every day. Obama has not even attended half of them. He sends surrogates. That to me is significant.

Rush Limbaugh

The mysteries of creation are marvelous. When two persons meet at any time or place the differences between them are patent. Their forms and manners differ. They differ in their cleverness and intelligence. Their opinions also vary. Without understanding what underlies these differences the materialist thinker emphasizes the differences. Today a growing number of intellectuals ignoring the unity that underlies the diversity propagate the cult of differences. The good persons who realize the unity behind the apparent diversity are dwindling in numbers from day to day. This is highly unfortunate.

Sai Baba