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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 ~


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


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


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


Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin.
~By Charles E. Wilson ~


Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Cynicism is intellectual treason.
~By Norman Cousins ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development.
~By Jim Courier ~


What we now call "finance" is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
~By Robert Graves ~


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


Homer is the nice side of Al Bundy with the same intellect. I really like him and Al Bundy.
~By Uwe Boll ~


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 ~


Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


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 ~


The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
~By Sallust ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.
~By Max Weber ~


The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
~By Charles Sumner ~


The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
~By William Winwood Reade ~


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 ~


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 ~


The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation.
~By Jacques Ellul ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
~By Frank Moore Colby ~


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 ~


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


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


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


In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian.
~By Rory Bremner ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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


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


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 universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
~By Paul Valery ~


Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
~By Katharine Fullerton Gerould ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
~By Robert M. Hutchins ~


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 ~


I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis.
~By James Tobin ~


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 ~


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 ~


When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
~By Alanis Morissette ~


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 ~


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 ~


This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
~By Stanford Moore ~


In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
~By Simone Weil ~


I've become so earthy. And I never was earthy. I'm doing all kinds of different roles which are not at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone.
~By Michael Moriarty ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
~By Edward Levi ~


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 ~


Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that.
~By Harry Oppenheimer ~


It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks.
~By John Doerr ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It's hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there's no buzz, there's no interest.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


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


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 ~


My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect.
~By Ellen Willis ~


In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined.
~By Cyrus Vance ~


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

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