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Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.
~By Rosa Luxemburg ~


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


The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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


Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


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 ~


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 ~


The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual idea will never stimulate thought in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
~By Ernest Holmes ~


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 ~


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


You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you're not also against in vitro fertilization.
~By Ron Reagan ~


Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
~By Margaret Anderson ~


I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
~By Woody Allen ~


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 ~


The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development.
~By Jerome Isaac Friedman ~


There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates.
~By Pervez Musharraf ~


Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded.
~By Ray Conniff ~


No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.
~By David Hilbert ~


In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


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


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


To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful.
~By Richard O'Brien ~


Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
~By Albert Einstein ~


An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
~By Dan Rather ~


Intellectuals would be much more accepted now than in the '40s.
~By Parker Stevenson ~


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 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 ~


I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


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 was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.
~By Andrew Greeley ~


Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
~By Bruno Bettelheim ~


We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
~By George Ripley ~


What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
~By Henry Ford ~


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


It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.
~By Toni Morrison ~


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


But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


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 ~


My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
~By Iris Murdoch ~


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


We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
~By Adolph Green ~


I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual allegiances are clearly European, not African.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


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


To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing.
~By Stephen Carter ~


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 ~


On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


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


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 ~


To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
~By Dick Cavett ~


When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved.
~By Gro Harlem Brundtland ~


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 ~


Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
~By Russell Lynes ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
~By Alice James ~


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


Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
~By Flora Tristan ~


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


Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself.
~By Ralph Cudworth ~


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 ~


Earlier in my life, I performed a lot of music. Some of it because I felt it was a demonstration, or a representation of certain intellectual concepts that were very exciting and important.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


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


Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit.
~By Roland Allen ~


Cynicism is intellectual treason.
~By Norman Cousins ~


These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious.
~By Ethan A. Hitchcock ~


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


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 ~


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


Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
~By Nnamdi Azikiwe ~


The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
~By James Callaghan ~


The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
~By Benjamin Banneker ~


To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
~By Emma Goldman ~


I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty.
~By Claude Levi-Strauss ~


Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless.
~By Max Born ~


To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
~By Henri Cartier-Bresson ~


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 you're expecting an intellectual film, then you will be disappointed.
~By Barry Pepper ~


I thought I was going to be a filmmaker but at the same time I was an intellectual and I felt that I could make a contribution to some field, as yet, not invented.
~By Ted Nelson ~


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 ~


Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers.
~By Leslie Stephen ~


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 ~


Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
~By Samuel George Morton ~


Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


But the answer to how to live is to stop thinking about it. And just to live. But you're doing that anyway. However you intellectualise it, you still just live.
~By Damien Hirst ~


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 ~


Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them.
~By Henry Hampton ~

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