Quotes: intellectual

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can afford.
  • John Dewey
    John Dewey
    American philosopher 1859-1952
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    Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    American writer, playwright 1894-1964
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    Movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century. Of their many sins, I offer as the worst their effect on the intellectual side of the nation. It is chiefly from that viewpoint I write of them - as an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.
  • Billy Connolly
    Billy Connolly
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    My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    British feministisch writer 1759-1797
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    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
  • Robert Hayden
    Robert Hayden
    American poet, essayist, and educator 1913-1980
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    Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
  • Bjorn Ulvaeus
    Bjorn Ulvaeus
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    Of course, we wore silly outfits, the pictures were corny, and some people still focus on that. But ABBA wasn't a big intellectual thing. We were a pop group.
  • William Lyon Phelps
    William Lyon Phelps
    American author, critic and scholar 1865-1943
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    One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
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    Pakistan is heir to an intellectual tradition of which the illustrious exponent was the poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal. He saw the future course for Islamic societies in a synthesis between adherence to the faith and adjustment to the modern age.