Intellect Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Intellect

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Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
~By Christopher Morley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
~By B. R. Hayden ~


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 ~


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 ~


This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted that the military could be women's work.
~By Lawrence Korb ~


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


The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


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


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


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


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 ~


There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run.
~By Howard Dean ~


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 ~


The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment, although the central issues of the 1930's were very different from those in later times. I had never before encountered minds of that quality at close quarters and they influenced me strongly.
~By George Stigler ~


There is a vast difference - a constitutional difference-between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar.
~By Frederick M. Vinson ~


Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
~By James Joyce ~


It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure.
~By Steven Chu ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.
~By Georg Simmel ~


The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong".
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


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 ~


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 ~


The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective.
~By Manuel Puig ~


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


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


The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon could well be matched by women, were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


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 ~


We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


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 ~


The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
~By Robert Bork ~


All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
~By Carroll O'Connor ~


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 ~


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 ~


Creeds and castes, and all forms of intellectual and emotional grouping, belong to the past.
~By Herbert Read ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
~By John Ruskin ~


Cynicism is intellectual treason.
~By Norman Cousins ~


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 ~


I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.
~By Newt Gingrich ~


I have three brothers and they're all into computers. They're all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn't make 50 cents. I just couldn't do it.
~By Josh Holloway ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


Music has just as much to do with movement and body as it does soul and intellect.
~By Esa-Pekka Salonen ~


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 ~


A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
~By John Jay Chapman ~


What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it.
~By Angelina Grimke ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous soul and other intellectual faculties. It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the spirit to function normally.
~By Michael Servetus ~


The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
~By Ernest Newman ~


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 ~


I like intellectual journeys.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


The danger is not so much in the economic structure of a society but in its intellectual structure.
~By Philip Kaufman ~


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


It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect.
~By Daniel Keys Moran ~


I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


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 ~


At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with recreating things we or others had already done; it seems rather derivative intellectually; is there a dearth of really new ideas?
~By Dennis Ritchie ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
~By Charles Henry Parkhurst ~


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


Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
~By Sri Chinmoy ~


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 avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


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 ~


We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
~By Samuel Fuller ~

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