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And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.
~By Karlheinz Stockhausen ~


In reality, serial killers are of average intelligence.
~By Pat Brown ~


Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
~By John Calvin ~


Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.
~By Joseph Pulitzer ~


It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I'm really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes.
~By Jane Harman ~


It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up.
~By Lawrence Hargrave ~


And then fourth, we have that essential group of people who track programs and budgets to ensure that they align with the needs of preparation and warning, counterintelligence and support to the operational war fighter.
~By Stephen Cambone ~


Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran, that we can't make the same mistakes. We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before, not afterwards, and get the right intelligence.
~By Jay Rockefeller ~


Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


I don't intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy. I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right.
~By Harold Pinter ~


Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We're turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information.
~By Warren Christopher ~


The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.
~By James Joseph Sylvester ~


The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?'
~By Bill Maher ~


Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
~By Saint Augustine ~


Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey.
~By Godfried Danneels ~


Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
~By Adam Schiff ~


I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.
~By Harold Pinter ~


I've gotten to go wonderful places, meet interesting and intelligent people, and I started of course in the theatre and continue to work in the theatre where there is some intelligence involved in it.
~By Jeffrey Jones ~


I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there.
~By George J. Mitchell ~


In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
~By Marya Mannes ~


But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It's about character, it's about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
~By Ron Silver ~


Louis Freeh said on national TV that actionable intelligence could have allowed us to stop the hijackings.
~By Curt Weldon ~


We can't gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we've already done that - with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253.
~By Peter King ~


Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.
~By James Randolph Adams ~


People have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up.
~By Danny Aiello ~


We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
~By Betty Dodson ~


In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
~By Sloan Wilson ~


There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
~By Josh Billings ~


According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
~By Edward de Bono ~


Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning.
~By Clifford D. Simak ~


Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
~By Lord Mountbatten ~


There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them.
~By Lactantius ~


People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
~By Andre Maurois ~


I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence.
~By George Woodcock ~


We have been working hard to think about what our combined needs are going to be in the way of intelligence capabilities, not today but 15 to 20 years in the future.
~By Stephen Cambone ~


The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything except inside their bureau.
~By David Hunt ~


Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations.
~By Cofer Black ~


If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
~By Will Cuppy ~


The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense.
~By Charles Foster Bass ~


George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go.
~By Richard Perle ~


The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
~By Daniel Goleman ~


There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
~By James Allen ~


Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.
~By Robert Sternberg ~


Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs.
~By Charles Foster Bass ~


This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq.
~By Bob Graham ~


There'll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.
~By Robert Mueller ~


The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
~By Adam Schiff ~


If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.
~By Samuel Morse ~


Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
~By Thomas Moore ~


Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
~By Groucho Marx ~


The people who work in intelligence work are more conscious, more apt to be attentive.
~By William Hedgcock Webster ~


There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.
~By Rebecca West ~


Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
~By e. e. cummings ~


Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information.
~By Roger Wicker ~


By the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate.
~By Ray Kurzweil ~


In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.
~By Gijs de Vries ~


Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?
~By Curt Weldon ~


Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
~By Titus Livius ~


One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
~By William Feather ~


Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
~By Simone Weil ~


In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


People have taught me not to look for intelligence in rockmusic.
~By Andrew Eldritch ~


The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


If you look at the publishers I've worked with, generally, they're a great bunch. Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of. The people I've worked with have integrity and intelligence and, almost always, less money than ideas.
~By Peter Sotos ~


Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
~By John Ciardi ~


The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.
~By Phaedrus ~


Intelligence is not a science.
~By Frank Carlucci ~


The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
~By Richard Armitage ~


Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
~By George Santayana ~


Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
~By Vernon A. Walters ~


In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
~By Konrad Adenauer ~


Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations.
~By Leopold Trepper ~


I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence - providing they have the facts, providing they have the information.
~By Studs Terkel ~


Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults. There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older.
~By Keith Henson ~


The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed.
~By Stephen Cambone ~


It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'
~By Arthur H. Compton ~


Most of the results of using technical bugging devices were of little importance for my service. It may have been different in counter-intelligence, where bugs in flats, etc., were used to obtain a lot of information about what counter-intelligence was interested in.
~By Markus Wolf ~


It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
~By William Shenstone ~


The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.
~By David Letterman ~


There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
~By Virginia Woolf ~

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