Intellect Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Intellect

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Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
~By John McCarthy ~


None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


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 ~


If China wants to be a constructive, active player in the world economy, it's got to respect intellectual property rights or it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
~By Dan Glickman ~


Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.
~By Francis Schaeffer ~


Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants.
~By Charles Henry Parkhurst ~


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


One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
~By Anthony Burgess ~


Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
~By Ernst Mach ~


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 ~


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 ~


My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical.
~By Michael Tippett ~


These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


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


If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
~By Vladimir Lenin ~


To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat.
~By James Meade ~


Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.
~By Chuck Palahniuk ~


I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.
~By Randall Jarrell ~


Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
~By John Dewey ~


The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
~By Don Rose ~


Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


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


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


I don't like to intellectualize about my acting.
~By Genevieve Bujold ~


The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.
~By Henry Ellis ~


Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
~By Roland Allen ~


The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.
~By Eric Allman ~


The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
~By Ruben Blades ~


I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


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 ~


The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
~By Robert Trout ~


We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others.
~By Edward Tufte ~


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


I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice... It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind.
~By Frank McCourt ~


As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
~By Carl Jung ~


The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
~By John Major ~


It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
~By Bruce Boxleitner ~


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.
~By Ray Bradbury ~


I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.
~By Chris Patten ~


Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance.
~By Esther Dyson ~


We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
~By Albert Einstein ~


But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place.
~By Lawrence Summers ~


In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events.
~By Georg Simmel ~


The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
~By Max Born ~


To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
~By William Glasser ~


Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information.
~By Kingman Brewster, Jr. ~


No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
~By Victor Hugo ~


I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
~By Edward Hopper ~


From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect.
~By Jean Stafford ~


People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
~By Louise Bogan ~


The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.
~By Sheldon Jackson ~


We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages.
~By Sidney Altman ~


Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
~By Mitt Romney ~


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


The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


This intellectual Pearl Harbor, a real gutsy sock to the stomach.
~By J. Allen Hynek ~


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


Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
~By Henry S. Canby ~


Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
~By Titus Livius ~


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 ~


When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually.
~By Barney Frank ~


Ward Churchill might be more valuable to the opponents of the academic left employed than unemployed. Above all, he can serve as a living window into the intellectual, moral, and political bankruptcy of the left.
~By Mort Kondracke ~


The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


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


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


I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor.
~By Steven Pinker ~


An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly.
~By Jeremy Irons ~


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 ~


We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
~By Thomas de Quincey ~


A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
~By Stephen Fry ~


All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth.
~By Jane Jacobs ~


It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Intellectualism came very late to America. That's why Americans are so proud of it. I found very few real intellectuals in America. But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other.
~By Manuel Puig ~


When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however.
~By Uma Thurman ~


Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.
~By Kenneth Scott Latourette ~


Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.
~By Guru Nanak ~


The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
~By Thomas Sowell ~

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