Intelligence

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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. 
~ Sigmund Freud 


Wit is educated insolence. 
~ Aristotle 


Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. 
~ Roger Ebert


  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. 
~ Catherine Deneuve 


A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. 
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton 


Action is the real measure of intelligence. 
~ Napoleon Hill 


All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again. 
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


Always be smarter than the people who hire you. 
~ Lena Horne 


An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. 
~ Albert Camus 


Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. 
~ Alan Alda 


Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. 
~ Julius Charles Hare 


Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. 
~ Janis Joplin 


Belief is the death of intelligence. 
~ Robert Anton Wilson 


Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Common sense is not so common. 
~ Voltaire 


Every true genius is bound to be naive. 
~ Friedrich Schiller 


Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. 
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg 


Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. 
~ Henry Ford 


Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. 
~ Josh Billings 


Genius always finds itself a century too early. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. 
~ E. B. White 


I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. 
~ James Whistler 


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. 
~ Oscar Wilde