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  Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

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

  Intelligence is enormously sexy.  
 -  Frank Langella
  

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

  The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  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 Jr.
  

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

  Grades dont measure intelligence and age doesnt define maturity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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.  
 -  Sophia Bush
  

  Wit is educated insolence.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Intelligence is restricted. It can deal only with facts discoverable by the senses and experiences related to these. It can act only in the area of the visible, the viable.  
 -  Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  

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

  The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.  
 -  Sigmund Freud
  

  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.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Know Me to be the eternal seed of all creatures. I am the intelligence of the intelligent, and the brilliance of the brilliant.  
 -  Bhagavad Gita
  

  Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Your intelligence is measured by those around you; if you spend your days with idiots you seal your own fate.  
 -  Unknown
  

  So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.  
 -  Spiro T. Agnew
  

  I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.  
 -  Malcolm X
  

  Genius always finds itself a century too early.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

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

  Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  There is no method but to be very intelligent.  
 -  T. S. Eliot
  

  The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.  
 -  Marya Mannes
  

  Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.  
 -  Jiddu Krishnamurti
  

  I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality. Beauty is not enough.  
 -  Roberto Cavalli
  

  All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.  
 -  Marcel Proust
  

  Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  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
  

  There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.  
 -  John Fowles
  

  Intelligence is not a science.  
 -  Frank Carlucci
  

  Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.  
 -  Kara DioGuardi
  

  You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.  
 -  Bryant H. McGill
  

  Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  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
  

  Some people unable to go to school were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.  
 -  Immanuel Kant
  

  Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.  
 -  Rig Veda
  

  Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Intelligence could be more briliant within modesty.  
 -  Toba Beta
  

  I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.  
 -  Kevin Kelly
  

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

  Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.  
 -  Susan Sontag
  

  The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.  
 -  Ed Parker
  

  The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.  
 -  Ernest Newman
  

  My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.  
 -  Helen Gurley Brown
  

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

  It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

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

  Action is the real measure of intelligence.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Compassion is the highest form of intelligence.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The universe is an intelligence test.  
 -  Timothy Leary
  

  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.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  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.  
 -  Condoleezza Rice
  

  It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.  
 -  E. E. Cummings
  

  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.  
 -  Abigail Adams
  

  We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be judged by the light that the doer had when he performed it.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.  
 -  John Kenneth Galbraith
  

  Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  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
  

  Intelligence is the only unlimited natural resource.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found.  
 -  Edward Thorndike
  

  Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  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.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  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.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

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

  Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  None of us are as smart as all of us.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Long on hair, short on brains  
 -  French proverb