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American singer-songwriter 1949-0
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.
English writer 1894-19630
Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.
American theater stage director and playwright 1941-0
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?
Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.
American academic and social critic 1947-0
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
American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-19620
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
English poet 1788-18240
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.
American activist 1925-19650
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
American author and novelist 1944-0
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
American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-19310
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
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
Wife of John Adams 1744-18180
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.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-19960
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.