It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Common sense is not so common.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Information is not knowledge.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Julius Charles Hare
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Wit is educated insolence.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
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