Intellect Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Intellect

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It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.
~By Raymond Aron ~


If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. ~


God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage - not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage.
~By Walter Lord ~


My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
~By Wilfred Burchett ~


Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


An intellectual hatred is the worst.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
~By Hu Shih ~


Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction. This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's stranger than non-fiction as well.
~By Brad Holland ~


If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
~By Jack Lemmon ~


It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
~By Vanna White ~


Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
~By Madeleine L'Engle ~


Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
~By Herman Hesse ~


I had to be intellectually satisfied as well as emotionally because at that time of life one doesn't just fall into it in adolescent emotion, and I was satisfied at every point that it was the one way and the hard way to do things.
~By Ruth Pitter ~


If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.
~By John Perry Barlow ~


Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
~By George McGovern ~


The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
~By Carson McCullers ~


I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
~By Howard Berman ~


Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


Science is the greatest creative impulse of our time. It dominates the intellectual scene and forms our lives, not only in the material things which it has given us, but also in that it guides our spirit.
~By Polykarp Kusch ~


The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
~By Marcel Proust ~


There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
~By Philip James Bailey ~


Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance.
~By Whitfield Diffie ~


Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
~By Edmund Wilson ~


We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
~By William Kirby ~


There's a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers, and that has to be cultivated.
~By Dan Glickman ~


A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.
~By Mary Tyler Moore ~


Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
~By Lawrence R. Klein ~


It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace.
~By F. Murray Abraham ~


People recognize intellectual property the same way they recognize real estate. People understand what property is. But it's a new kind of property, and so the understanding uses new control surfaces. It uses a new way of defining the property.
~By Michael Nesmith ~


Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions. One should always leave room for doubt.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
~By Billy Connolly ~


In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.
~By Robert Hall ~


Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk.
~By W. L. George ~


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


I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.
~By John Perry Barlow ~


The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill.
~By Leonard Woolf ~


Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
~By Lewis H. Lapham ~


Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
~By Sri Aurobindo ~


Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
~By Sinclair Lewis ~


It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.
~By Augustus Hare ~


Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study.
~By Norman Lamm ~


The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
~By David Attenborough ~


Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
~By Maurice Ravel ~


All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
~By Albert Einstein ~


I like intellectual journeys.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.
~By Lionel Trilling ~


Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library.
~By Michelle Rodriguez ~


Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive.
~By Virginia Foxx ~


No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.
~By Audre Lorde ~


The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.
~By William Glasser ~


The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
~By Lord Jeffrey ~


We started this mostly from an intellectual place.
~By Melinda Gates ~


I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack.
~By Ray Manzarek ~


Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. ~


We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually.
~By Barry Corbin ~


I was very intellectually oriented, very early on.
~By Donald Johanson ~


To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
~By Jacob Bronowski ~


Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals. They don't look at it as an art form. They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
~By Ricky Skaggs ~


Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
~By Abdolkarim Soroush ~


It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


I don't know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive, but I'm comfortable with my looks.
~By Shelley Duvall ~


I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer.
~By Fred Savage ~


Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling.
~By Bill Evans ~


My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests.
~By Philip Warren Anderson ~


I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually.
~By Helen Garner ~


Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.
~By Greg Ginn ~


Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
~By George Meredith ~


Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.
~By Mark Foley ~


The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations.
~By Samuel George Morton ~


All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers.
~By Maimonides ~


There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
~By Harold Pinter ~


Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously has not been found in the senses.
~By Michael Servetus ~


In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic.
~By Terence Stamp ~


We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world.
~By Larry Wachowski ~


Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
~By Robert Bork ~


I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most.
~By Elvis Presley ~


There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear.
~By David Seabury ~


Cultivate the frontal portion of her brain as much as that of man is cultivated, and she will stand his equal at least. Even now, where her mind has been called out at all, her intellect is as bright, as capacious, and as powerful as his.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
~By G. M. Trevelyan ~

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