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Quotations on Intelligence

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When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.

~ Unknown

Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.

~ James Russell Lowell

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

~ Albert Einstein

You cannot gage the intelligence of an American by talking with him.

~ Eric Hoffer

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Here's a rule of thumb:
Too clever, is dumb.

~ Ogden Nash

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

I not only use all of the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

~ Woodrow Wilson

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.

~ Rene Descartes

I've had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.

~ Gerald Ford

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.

~ Thomas A. Kempis

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.

~ Earl of Chesterfield

Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power and is often, in point of fact, useless. Just as a leader doesn't need intelligence, a man in my job doesn't need to much of it either.

~ Henry Kissinger

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.

~ Lewis Mumford

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

~ Don Herold

The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure is too great for his income of ideas.

~ Christopher Morley

At a ceertain age, people's minds close up. They live on their intellectual fat.

~ William Lyon Phelps

Wit without employment is a disease.

~ Robert Burton

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