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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?

Intelligence increases mere physical ability one half. - The use of the head abridges the labor of the hands.

Intelligence is a luxury, sometimes useless, sometimes fatal. It is a torch or firebrand according to the use one makes of it.

Intelligence is not a science.

Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power and is often, in point of fact, useless. Just as a leader doesn't need intelligence, a man in my job doesn't need too much of it either.

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.

It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false; this is the mark and character of intelligence.

It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Light has spread, and even bayonets think.

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech, and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that they themselves are sane.

Man becomes man only by the intelligence, but he is man only by the heart.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.


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