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Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes

F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Once something becomes discernible, or understandable, we no longer need to repeat it. We can destroy it.
Robert Wilson
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He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
Ursula LeGuin
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Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.
Edward Dahlberg
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Laurence Peter
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
Laurence Peter
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The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways. That seems to me to be the first fight, if there is going to be any intellect left.
Ezra Pound
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A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
Wyndham Lewis
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A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
Chamfort Chamfort
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).
Michel Foucault
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Albert Einstein
I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.
Albert Einstein
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Marcel Proust
Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey.
Marcel Proust
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Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.
Lillian Hellman
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Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.
Stanislaw Lec
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
One definition of man is ''an intelligence served by organs.''
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Erich Fromm
Reason is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
Erich Fromm
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You don't need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence.
Jewish Proverb
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It's good to be clever, but not to show it.
French Proverb
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Oscar Wilde
The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.
Oscar Wilde
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Bertolt Brecht
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht
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Oliver Goldsmith
And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Oscar Wilde
Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
Oscar Wilde
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D.H. Lawrence
My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
D.H. Lawrence
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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The intellect is a very nice whirligig toy, but how people take it seriously is more than I can understand.
Ezra Pound
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I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
Frank Lloyd
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George Eliot
Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.
George Eliot
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Henri Frederic Amiel
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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