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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Common sense is not so common.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
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.
A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Information is not knowledge.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
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?
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
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.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
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.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
Wit is educated insolence.
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Genius always finds itself a century too early.
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Be smarter than other people, just don’t tell them so.
My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Genius is initiative on fire.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
There is no method but to be very intelligent.
The intellect of the wise is like glass it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
There are only two races on this planet – the intelligent and the stupid.
Belief is the death of intelligence.
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
To think is to practice brain chemistry.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
An intellectual is a man who doesn’t know how to park a bike.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
You have to be smart. The easy days are over.
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.
Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.
I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
People are smarter than you might think.
There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.
Ignorance is no excuse, it’s the real thing.
Don’t leave home without your sword – your intellect.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
When I see a dolphin, I know it’s just as smart as I am.
Remember to be as smart as you are.
Intelligence is not a science.
Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
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.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
I don’t think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense I call it intelligence.
Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.
No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.
Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.
I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
In these troubled, uncertain times, we don’t need more command and control we need better means to engage everyone’s intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts – spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back – length of life.
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
I’m in awe of the universe, but I don’t necessarily believe there’s an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
Intelligence is a moral category.
The universe is an intelligence test.
An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.
My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence.
George W. Bush attended the intelligence briefing every day. Obama has not even attended half of them. He sends surrogates. That to me is significant.
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
I’m every bourgeois nightmare – a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in my intelligence was elsewhere.
I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don’t know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, ‘I’ve got one question: What color is the red phone?’
Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it’s the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone’s talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false ‘intelligence’ and selected ‘leaks.’
A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
I have met with some of them – very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
My dad used to say, ‘Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn’t influence your intelligence.’
Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.
Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.
Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence.
Intelligence is enormously sexy.
It’s part of a writer’s profession, as it’s part of a spy’s profession, to prey on the community to which he’s attached, to take away information – often in secret – and to translate that into intelligence for his masters, whether it’s his readership or his spy masters. And I think that both professions are perhaps rather lonely.
We have an incredible warrior class in this country – people in law enforcement, intelligence – and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.
The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there’s some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there’s a lot of work that’s gone into it, so it can’t all be just a lie.
The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.
Newt Gingrich has a restless and outsized intelligence that is tragically unleavened by any kind of critical sensibility.
Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.
All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory even more are false, and most are uncertain.
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
The trouble with people like Tony Blair is they get confused, they think intelligence is education when they’re two different things.
Bill Gates wants people to think he’s Edison, when he’s really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn’t right… wealth isn’t the same thing as intelligence.
I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone’s commitment and intelligence.
I don’t deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.
My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs – in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
Kindness and intelligence don’t always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status.
Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.
If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
It is impossible to underrate human intelligence – beginning with one’s own.
We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it’s a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy.
There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history.
If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality. Beauty is not enough.
Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.
Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
It’s not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We’ve gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it’s a – very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done.
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.
The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
It is only when you watch the dense mass of thousands of ants, crowded together around the Hill, blackening the ground, that you begin to see the whole beast, and now you observe it thinking, planning, calculating. It is an intelligence, a kind of live computer, with crawling bits for its wits.
If I could have been a marine biologist I would have, but I didn’t have that kind of intelligence. Numbers were never my strong point.
We will have to continue to improve our human intelligence system-something that was, unfortunately, lacking in the years which led up to September 11. This is going to be a continuing process of change.
Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
If a cat does something, we call it instinct if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.
A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did.
Cynicism is the intellectual cripple’s substitute for intelligence.
I don’t intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy. I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right.
If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
There are a lot of obstacles in the way of our understanding animal intelligence – not the least being that we can’t even agree whether nonhuman species are conscious. We accept that chimps and dolphins experience awareness we like to think dogs and cats do. But what about mice and newts? What about a fly? Is anything going on there at all?
I want to exude strength and intelligence.
I like shows that have some level of intelligence to them. When it’s not as predictable, when you don’t know what’s coming at you.
The Secret Intelligence Service I knew occupied dusky suites of little rooms opposite St James’s Park Tube station in London.
I find intelligence sexy. I find a sense of humor sexy. I find sensitivity sexy.
I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
They say military have the so-called ‘secret intelligence’ – this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I’ve never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars.
If an animal does something, we call it instinct if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
I think there’s a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don’t have to think about it.
It was my mother’s idea. Her feeling was that I didn’t have the intelligence to pick a trade myself.
If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family, give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence. If you do not, you will see what God has willed.
We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other ballistic missiles in Iraq. And part of the problem is that, since 1998, there has been no way to even get minimal information about those programs except through intelligence means.
So many people say that obviously my game has changed since I arrived here and I say that it’s good that it changed, otherwise it would show a lack of intelligence.
But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.
The ability to take pleasure in one’s life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that.
Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.
A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.
Well look, CIA is an agency that has to collect intelligence, do operations. We have to take risks and it’s important that we take risks and that we know that we have the support of the government and we have the support of the American people in what we’re doing.
You know, as director of the CIA, I got an awful lot of intelligence about all the horrible things that could go on across the world.
Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence.
It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual’s intelligence or morality.
Elia Kazan understood my problems. He was able to bring out the very best in me. He gave me credit for my intelligence.
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
Well, I think there’s a distinction between sexing-up the intelligence and sexing-up the presentation of the intelligence.
The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.
When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.
I apologize for being obvious, but every time I watch the curtain come down on even a halfway decent production of a Shakespeare play I feel a little sorrowful that I’ll never know the man, or any man of such warm intelligence.
True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body.
I think what he’s – what he believes, and he may be correct, I don’t know, that we have some intelligence information that leads us to know some things about what’s going on in Iraq that we haven’t revealed to others.
In Europe they call geeks ‘smart people,’ and frankly I think we live in a culture that doesn’t value intelligence enough so I am very proud in saying that I am a geek.
The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence.
The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing.
She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence.
I think intelligence is totally subjective it’s like sexiness.
The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult – often impossible – for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us.
So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants.
In order to be successful against each of these threats, we have to have a presence overseas, work closely not only with our counterparts in the law enforcement community, but also with the intelligence community.
I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four.
An organization’s intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.
Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
The intelligence community gets hurt through sequestration.
While the intelligence profession oftentimes demands secrecy, it is critically important that there be a full and open discourse on intelligence matters with the appropriate elected representatives of the American people.
I’ve always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I’m a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found.
I’ve never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There’s his humor and intelligence, too, and he’s really cute, all those things – but if you don’t respect your partner, you’ll get sick of him.
The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
You’ll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It was not a warning about the place and the method and the time – it was a general warning. And that points out the imperfection, if you would, of our intelligence.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
The Germans certainly – the intelligence service believed that there were WMD. It turns out that we were all wrong, probably in my judgment, and that is most disturbing.
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
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