Quotes: intelligent

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  • John Abbott
    John Abbott
    Canadian lawyer and politician 1821-1893
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    ''How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ''By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
  • Isadora Duncan
    Isadora Duncan
    American Dancer 1878-1927
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    Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    British journalist, statesman 1838-1923
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    Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing
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    A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    British scientist, writer 1892-1964
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    A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.
  • Charles F. Kettering
    Charles F. Kettering
    American inventor 1876-1958
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    A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
  • Basil S. Walsh
    Basil S. Walsh
    American banker and author
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    An intelligent plan is the first step to success. The man who plans knows where he is going, knows what progress he is making and has a pretty good idea when he will arrive.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Anyone looking for a beautiful woman, good and intelligent, do not try one but three.
  • Tony Alessandra
    Tony Alessandra
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    Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    But that is a rare, rare man, I venture, who is as steadily intelligent, as constantly sound in judgment, as little put off by appearances, as the average women of forty-eight.

    Source: In Defense of Women (1918)

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