Intellect Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Intellect

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I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity.
~By Vera Wang ~


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


A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
~By Charles Lamb ~


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 avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
~By Sara Paretsky ~


I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
~By John Keats ~


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


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 ~


The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
~By Stephen Jay Gould ~


An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


We bring together the best ideas - turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies.
~By Jack Welch ~


The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
~By Isaac Bashevis Singer ~


I wouldn't describe that "position" as "parasitic." I'd describe that experience as "edifying." I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here.
~By Bruce Sterling ~


The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
~By Robert M. Hutchins ~


People need meanings to everything. People want you to intellectualize every choice you make.
~By Juliana Hatfield ~


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


You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


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 ~


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


Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
~By Henri Bergson ~


I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
~By George Sand ~


If there's an intellectual highway, there's also an intellectual subway.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very, very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


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 ~


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 freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
~By Felix Adler ~


Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
~By Albert Einstein ~


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


For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.
~By Arthur Peacocke ~


Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
~By Sivananda ~


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


An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
~By Charles Bukowski ~


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 ~


I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
~By Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. ~


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


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


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. ~


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 ~


At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
~By Karen Armstrong ~


Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


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


I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


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


Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
~By John Ruskin ~


Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
~By Valentine de Saint-Point ~


Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


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


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 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 ~


My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
~By George Washington ~


My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
~By Robert M. Hutchins ~


Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
~By David Ben Gurion ~


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


And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


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.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we're turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that's because we still have the opportunity here.
~By Malcolm Wallop ~


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 ~


Cynicism is intellectual treason.
~By Norman Cousins ~


In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go 'interesting, interesting, interesting'. They're interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks.
~By Madonna Ciccone ~


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


This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America.
~By Jacqueline Bisset ~


Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same.
~By Wilhelm Reich ~


The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
~By John Bruton ~


Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends.
~By Anthony LaPaglia ~


The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.
~By Daniel Bell ~


Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am.
~By Howard Dean ~


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 ~


The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads.
~By Walter Pater ~


A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
~By Horace Porter ~


The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites.
~By Barbara Ehrenreich ~


There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out.
~By Ville Valo ~


We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.
~By Louis-Ferdinand Celine ~


Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.
~By Robert M. Pirsig ~


A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
~By Roy Jenkins ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
~By George Meredith ~


We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
~By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ~


The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models.
~By Rem Koolhaas ~


My father also happened to be an intellectual, as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known. Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
~By James Tobin ~


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


Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual.
~By Kenneth Baker ~


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 ~


In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics.
~By Steven Pinker ~


I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist.
~By Edward Tufte ~


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 ~

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