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Men with intellectual light alone may make advances without moral principle, but without that moral principle which gospel faith produces, permanent progress is impossible.

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered. See quote detail

My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.

The brain is the citadel of sense perception.

The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe.

The common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

The education of the intellect is a great business; but an unconsecrated intellect is the saddest sight on which the sun looks down.

The eye of the intellect sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing.

The highest intellects, like the tops of mountains, are the first to catch and to reflect the dawn.

The intellect has only one failing, which, to be sure, is a very considerable one. - It has no conscience. Napoleon is the readiest instance of this. If his heart had borne any proportion to his brain, he had been one of the greatest men in all history.

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life or of the work.

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.

The march of intellect is proceeding at quick time; and if its progress be not accompanied by a corresponding improvement in morals and religion, the faster it proceeds, with the more violence will you be hurried down the road to ruin.

The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.

The more we know of any one ground of knowledge, the further we see into the general domains of intellect.

There are innumerable instances suggesting that modern intellectuals do not believe themselves, that they don't really believe what they say, that they say certain things only in order to assure themselves that they possess opinions and ideas that are different from those that are entertained by the common herd of men.

There never was a man all intellect; but just in proportion as men become so they become like lofty mountains, all ice and snow the higher they rise above the warm heart of the earth.

Think sideways!

Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms.


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