Quotes: intellectual

Quotes 121 till 135 of 154.

  • The true wealth of a nation consists not in the stored-up gold but in the intellectual and physical strength of its people.
  • Basil O'Connor
    Basil O'Connor
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    The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.
  • 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.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them - isn't this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    There is nothing inhuman about an intelligent machine; it is indeed an expression of those superb intellectual capabilities that only human beings, of all the creatures on our planet, now possess.
    Source: Future space programs 1975
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
    Alexis Carrel
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    Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
    Henry James
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    To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
  • Dick Cavett
    Dick Cavett
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    To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob Bronowski
    British Scientist, Author 1908-1974
    Jacob Bronowski
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    To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
    Emma Goldman
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    To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do - on an intellectual level.