Quotes: intellect

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
  • Alec Guinness
    Alec Guinness
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    An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Because her instinct has told her, or because she has been reliably informed, the faded virgin knows that the supreme joys are not for her; she knows by a process of the intellect; but she can feel her deprivation no more than the young mother can feel the hardship of the virgin's lot.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
  • Cats exercise... a magic influence upon highly developed men of intellect. This is why these long-tailed Graces of the animal kingdom, these adorable, scintillating electric batteries have been the favorite animal of a Mohammed, Cardinal Richlieu, Crebillon, Rousseau, Wieland.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
  • Alan Moore
    Alan Moore
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    Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect.
  • Charles H. Parkhurst
    Charles H. Parkhurst
    American clergyman and social reformer 1842-1933
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    Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
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