Quotations on Intelligence

quotes-300x245“The search for intelligent life continues, but I’m betting that the revelation of intelligence elsewhere will make us look pretty dumb! How intelligent people can fall for the mystical rantings of religious con-artists amazes me. It’s time to get wise to the bigotry preached in organized religions. It really is time to EVOLVE!” — Maxwell Jennings

From BrainyQuote.com:

“A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Action is the real measure of intelligence.” — Napoleon Hill

“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.” — Alan Alda

“Belief is the death of intelligence.” — Robert Anton Wilson

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Common sense is not so common.” — Voltaire

“Every true genius is bound to be naive.” — Friedrich Schiller

“Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.” — Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.” — Josh Billings

“Genius always finds itself a century too early.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.” — E. B. White

“I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.” — James Whistler

“I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.” — Mark Twain

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” — Woodrow Wilson

“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

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? — Scott Adams

“Intelligence is not a science.” — Frank Carlucci

“Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.” — Susan Sontag

“Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.” — Victor Hugo

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dali

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein

“Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.” — Ambrose Bierce

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

“Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.” — Gracie Allen

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

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” — Albert Einstein

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” — Ronald Reagan

“There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.” — Josh Billings

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

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

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

“Wit is educated insolence.” — Aristotle