A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.Books, Mind & ApprehensionTyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, Season 1 Episode 2
It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them - the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.Character, Morality & EthicsFyodor Dostoevsky
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.CriticismJohannes Kepler
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.Failures & Mistakes, FoolishnessFyodor Dostoevsky
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.Calvin and Hobbes, by Calvin
I hate when people confuse education with intelligence. You can have a bachelor's degree and still be an idiot.EducationElon Musk
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.Men & Women, Singles & DatingNatalie Portman
I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to.Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.Miguel de Unamuno
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.Solitude & Being Alone, EaglesArthur Schopenhauer
Many species lack the ability to defy their own animal instincts and allow their intellect to prevail.Ernest Cline in Armada
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.Men & WomenErica Jong
I'm strong, because I've been weak.
I'm fearless, because I've been afraid.
I am wise, because I've been foolish.
The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know - the less you know, the more you think you know.Knowledge, FoolishnessDavid T. Freeman
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.William James
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.Foolishness, Self-ConfidenceCharles Bukowski
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.Josh Billings
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.Learning, EducationAlbert Einstein
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.KnowledgeStephen Hawking
I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.Failures & MistakesAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.AlcoholErnest Hemingway
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
It's the greatest samurai, who lets his sword rust in its scabbard.Peace, Gun-Control, Swords & BladesBarney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, Season 1 Episode 17
For knowledge, too, itself is power.
(Col. 'Knowledge is power.')