Quotes by intellect

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  • John Major
    John Major
    British politician 1943-
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    The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity.
  • Josiah Gilbert Holland
    Josiah Gilbert Holland
    American Author 1819-1881
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    The heart is wiser than the intellect.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    The intellect is a very nice whirligig toy, but how people take it seriously is more than I can understand.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.
  • Augustus Hare
    Augustus Hare
    English writer 1834-1903
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    The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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    The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
    Source: The shorter novels and stories of Carson McCullers (1972)
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff.
  • Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner
    American politician and U.S. Senator 1811-1874
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    The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
  • Margot Asquith
    Margot Asquith
    Anglo-Scottish socialite, author, and wit 1864-1945
    Margot Asquith
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    There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs - apart from discernment - a certain greatness to find him.
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