Quotes: intellects

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  • Robert M. Hutchins
    Robert M. Hutchins
    American educational philosopher 1899-1977
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    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Great intellects are skeptical.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.

    Source: The picture of Dorian Gray (1891)

  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
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    If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its ''great intellects.''
  • Lord Jeffrey
    Lord Jeffrey
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    The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
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