Quotes: intellectual

Quotes 106 till 120 of 154.

  • Louise Bogan
    Louise Bogan
    American poet 1897-1970
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    The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
  • The more physical the activity, the less the difficulties will be. The more the activity becomes intellectual and turns into motives which exercise a determining influence on the commander's will, the more the difficulties will increase.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Eugenio Montale
    Eugenio Montale
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    The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    The most intellectual of men are moved quite as much by the circumstances which they are used to as by their own will. The active voluntary part of a man is very small, and if it were not economized by a sleepy kind of habit, its results would be null.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.
  • Barry Cornwall
    Barry Cornwall
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    The progress from infancy to boyhood is imperceptible. In that long dawn of the mind we take but little heed. The years pass by us, one by one, little distinguishable from each other. But when the intellectual sun of our life is risen, we take due note of joy and sorrow.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    The proper motto is not Be good, sweet maid, and let who can be clever, but Be good sweet maid, and don't forget that this involves being as clever as you can. God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any other slackers.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    The root of the matter… the thing I mean… is love, Christian love, or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence, a guide for action, a reason for courage, an imperative necessity for intellectual honesty.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.