Quotes: intelligence

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  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
    African-American poet and writer 1928-
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    The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
  • Freeman Dyson
    Freeman Dyson
    American arts, writer 1923-
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    The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
  • Bobby Ray Inman
    Bobby Ray Inman
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    The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency.
  • Bill Nelson
    Bill Nelson
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    The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
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    The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
  • Auguste Rodin
    Auguste Rodin
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    There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
  • There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.