Intelligence

 

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

– Napoleon Hill

 

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form.

– Albert Einstein

 

Dumb blonde jokes don’t offend me at all because I know I’m not dumb. And I also know that I’m not blonde.

– Dolly Parton

 

The common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

Leonardo da Vinci

 

I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.

– James Whistler

 

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

– Henry Adams

 

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

– Susan Sontag

 

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.

– John Naisbitt

 

The more intelligent a man is, the more originality he discovers in men. Ordinary people see no difference between men.

– Pascal

 

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

 

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

– Henrik Tikkanen

 

Intelligence is derived from two words; inter and legere. Inter meaning ‘between’ and legere meaning ‘to choose’. An intelligent person, therefore, is one who has learned ‘to choose between’. He knows that good is better than evil, that confidence should supersede fear, that love is superior to hate, that gentleness is better than cruelty, forbearance than intolerance, compassion than arrogance, and that truth has more virtue than ignorance.

– J. Martin Klotsche

 

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

– Simone Weil

 

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock.

– Wilson Mizner

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