66 Inspirational Intelligence Quotes And Sayings

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Inspirational intelligence quotes and sayings from various sources have been shared to give the right perspective on intelligence. Bookmark this collection so you can take a look whenever you need.

Intelligence Quotes :

  • “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.”  ~Martin Luther King
  • “When in doubt, look intelligent.”  ~Garrison Keillor
  • “Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”  ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • “A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.”  ~Charles Kettering
  • “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”  ~Socrates
  • “It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.”  ~Bryant H. Mcgill
  • “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”  ~Stephen Hawking
  • “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”  ~Roger Ebert
  • “The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.”  ~Bill Watterson
  • “Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.”  ~Victor Hugo

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Quotes About Intelligence :

  • “The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.”  ~Augustus Hare
  • “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”  ~Albert Einstein
  • “Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.”  ~Margaret Anderson
  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”  ~Michael Jordan
  • “There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.”  ~George Orwell
  • “It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.”  ~G. H. Hardy
  • “The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.”  ~Ed Parker
  • “Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.”  ~Victor Hugo
  • “Beauty is a sign of intelligence.”  ~Andy Warhol
  • “Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”  ~Leo Tolstoy

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Quote On Intelligence :

  • “My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.”  ~Helen Gurley Brown
  • “For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.”  ~Aldous Huxley
  • “Intelligence is not a science.”  ~Frank Carlucci
  • “Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.”  `Susan Sontag
  • “Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.”  ~Janis Joplin
  • “People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.”  ~Emma Goldman
  • “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  ~Albert Einstein
  • “Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.”  ~Alexander Pope
  • “There is no method but to be very intelligent.”  ~T. S. Eliot
  • “Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.”  ~Winston Churchill

Emotional Intelligence Quotes :

  • “Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.”  ~Theodor Adorno
  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”  ~Ernst F. Schumacher
  • “An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.”  ~Albert Camus
  • “An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.”  ~Victor Hugo
  • “Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.”  ~Toba Beta
  • “A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.”  ~G K Chesterton
  • “There are only two races on this planet the intelligent and the stupid.”  ~John Fowles
  • “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.”  ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

Intelligent People Quotes :

  • “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”  ~Oscar Wilde
  • “When a thought takes one’s breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.”  ~Thomas W. Higginson
  • “Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.”  ~Marcel Proust
  • “An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.”  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.”  ~Susan Sontag
  • “It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.”  ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • “Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”  ~Thomas Szasz
  • “There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.”  ~Don Herold
  • “A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.”  ~Catherine Deneuve
  • “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”  ~Martin Luther King

Positive Intelligence Quotes :

  • “There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.”  ~Josh Billings
  • “Belief is the death of intelligence.”  ~Robert Anton Wilson
  • “To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.”  ~Arnold J. Toynbee
  • “The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.”  ~Terry Pratchett
  • “What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”  ~Sigmund Freud
  • “Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.”  ~Henri Frederic Amiel
  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”  ~James Madison
  • “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”  ~Ernest Hemingway
  • “The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.”  ~Ernest Newman
  • “Man is the most intelligent of the animals and the most silly.”  ~Diogenes

Intelligent Quotes In English :

  • “All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.”  ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”  ~Ronald Reagan
  • Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”  ~Ernest Hemingway
  • “God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.”  ~Francis Bacon
  • “An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.”  ~Bryant H. Mcgill
  • “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”  ~Salvador Dali
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