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Quotations about Intelligence


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


With copious evidence ranging from Plato's haughtiness to Beethoven's tirades, we may conclude that the most brilliant people of history tend to be a prickly lot. ~Stephen Jay Gould, "Darwinian Fundamentalism," 1997  ["But Charles Darwin must have been the most genial of geniuses." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


If the Aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.  ~Stanley Garn


Common sense is not so common.  ~Voltaire


I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.  ~Dolly Parton


We should not only use the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.  ~Woodrow Wilson


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


Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.  ~George Scialabra


If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.  ~Emerson M. Pugh


The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,
With loads of learned lumber in his head.
~Alexander Pope


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


Mad, adj.:  Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.  ~Ambrose Bierce


Eventually you realize that if you're going to talk sense, you're going to antagonize its opponents. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly.  ~Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1711


Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.  ~Henri Frederic Amiel


A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.  ~Barbara Walters


The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education. ~Joel Hildebrand


I'm not a nerd — I'm an intellectual bad-ass. ~Author Unknown


Primitive does not mean stupid. ~S.A. Sachs


It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein


It is hard to challenge an idiot idea, because people think you're challenging their right to idiocy. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living. ~Charles F. Kettering


Common sense is a flower that does not grow in everyone's garden. ~Author unknown


I think the world is run by C students. ~Al McGuire


Character is higher than intellect. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.  ~Aldous Huxley



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