Quotes: intelligence

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  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Anything you don't understand, Mr. Rankin, you attribute to God. God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off and say God did it.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 10 (p. 166)
  • Bill Maris
    Bill Maris
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    As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications.
  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    American theater stage director and playwright 1941-
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    Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
  • Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
  • Russell Lynes
    Russell Lynes
    American editor, criticus 1910-
    Russell Lynes
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    Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
  • Carl Levin
    Carl Levin
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    Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq.
  • Bob Graham
    Bob Graham
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    During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets, taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our human intelligence to decline.
  • Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator 1847-1922
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    Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
  • Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne Dyer
    American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. 1940-2015
    Wayne Dyer
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    Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.
    Source: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995)
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.