Quotes and Sayings about Intelligence

Quotes and Sayings about Intelligence

A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
You're asking me to use my superior intellect in a tawdry competition. Would you ask Picasso to play Pictionary? Would you ask Noah Webster to play Boggle? Would you ask Jacques Cousteau to play Go Fish?
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 Episode 13
That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Open Books, Not Legs
Blow Minds, Not Guys
The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know - the less you know, the more you think you know.
Experiences are like seeds that grow wisdom.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don''t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Many species lack the ability to defy their own animal instincts and allow their intellect to prevail.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
For knowledge, too, itself is power.
(Col. 'Knowledge is power.')
All intellectuals are lunatics in the eyes of fools. I'll take that as a compliment.
Cleverness is for men of small ambition. I'd much rather it if you were wise, my son.
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
As I fear not a child with a weapon he cannot lift, I will never fear the mind of a man who does not think.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
I hate when people confuse education with intelligence. You can have a bachelor's degree and still be an idiot.
Just because I don't have a college degree doesn't mean I am not smart!
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

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