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Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about. - Solomon Short

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence. - Henrik Tikkanen

You think you are clever until you find out how smart you are - Source Unknown

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival. - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being. - Simone Weil

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. - Albert Edward Wiggam

The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

Once something becomes discernible, or understandable, we no longer need to repeat it. We can destroy it. - Robert Wilson

The good are so harsh to the clever, the clever so rude to the good! - Elizabeth Wordsworth

I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up. - Frank Lloyd Wright

The intellect is weak; it has no power except over what is as weak as itself. - Al-Nuri

I've never been an intellectual but I have this look. - Woody Allen

People generally treat me like I'm very intelligent and really, I'm much less intelligent than she is. Scully is insanely intelligent. - Gillian Anderson

To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is. - Dick Cavett

A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand; whereas it cannot so much as sensibly perceive those images which it receives and reflects to us. - Ralph J. Cudworth

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. - Albert Einstein

One definition of man is "an intelligence served by organs." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong. - David Fasold

Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered. - Haneef Fatmi

The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it. - Frank M. Garafola

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America. - Lillian Hellman

Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs. - Aldous Huxley

Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own. - John Maynard Keynes

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle. - D. H. Lawrence

The level of the development of a country is determined, in considerable part, by the level of development of its people's intelligence. - Luis Albert Machado

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. - Niccolo Machiavelli

On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its "great intellects." - Karl Marx

A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence. - Brander Matthews

The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways. That seems to me to be the first fight, if there is going to be any intellect left. - Ezra Pound

It's good to be clever, but not to show it. - French Proverb

People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave. - James Randi

If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed. - W. Winwood Reade

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


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