Quotes: intelligence

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  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn't do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn't fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.
  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    American theater stage director and playwright 1941-
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    Hedonic Engineering - The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?
  • Caleb Cushing
    Caleb Cushing
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    Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Homeric mind is ingenuity, practical intelligence. There is no Rodin-like deep thinking, no mathematical or philosophical speculation. Odysseus thinks with his hands.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Edward. E. Cummings
    Edward. E. Cummings
    American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
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    Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink
  • I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence - this may look like affectation but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
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    I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
  • Lisa Alther
    Lisa Alther
    American author and novelist 1944-
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    I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
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    I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us - everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
  • Antonio Gramsci
    Antonio Gramsci
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    I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    If intelligence is our only edge, we must learn to use it better, to shape it, to understand its limitations and deficiencies - to use it as cats use stealth, as katydids use camouflage - to make it the tool of our survival.