Quotes of Top 40 Most Popular Intelligence Quotes

Intelligence Quotes

He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.
P.G. Wodehouse

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
Victor Hugo

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. 
C.G. Jung

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
Isaac Asimov

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
Albert Einstein

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
Walter Cronkite

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. 
Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. 
Albert Einstein

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. 
Henry Ford

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. 
Winston Churchill

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. 
Stephen Hawking

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. 
Michael Jordan

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. 

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. Ernest Hemingway

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. 
Salvador Dali

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. 
George S. Patton

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Maya Angelou

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Zig Ziglar

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Albert Camus

The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.
Terry Pratchett

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.
Wilkie Collins

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
Antonio Gramsci

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience. 
Paul Cezanne

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence. 
Malcolm X

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. 
Albert Camus

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. 
Edgar Allan Poe

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

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. 
Blaise Pascal

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people. 
Geoffrey Chaucer

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics. 
George Bernard Shaw

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them. 
George Orwell

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. 
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. 

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. 
Woodrow Wilson


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