Intelligence Quotes

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.- Martin Fischer

A fool must now and then be right by chance.- William Cowper

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.- William Blake

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.- George Bernard Shaw

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.- William James

A great oak is only a little nut that held its ground.- Anonymous

A half truth is a whole lie. - Yiddish Proverb

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. - Dutch proverb

A little folly now and then is cherished by the wisest men.- Anonymous

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. - Alexander Pope

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are portals of discovery.- James Joyce

A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.- Plutarch

A mind is a terrible thing to ugg.. I forgot.- unknown

A modest little person with much to be modest about.- Winston Churchill

A PBS mind in an MTV world. - Bumper Sticker

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.- Anatole France

A person who speaks cleverly is witty; one who asks questions is smart. - Terry Carr

A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.- unknown

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.- Alexander Cannon

A technician is a man who understands everything about his job except its ultimate purpose and its place in the order of the universe.- Sir Richard Livingston

A wise man knows everything; a shrewd one, everybody.- Anonymous

Academic disciplines are subject to being overtaken by attacks of "knowingness"- a state of mind and soul that prevents shudders of awe and makes one immune to enthusiasm.- Richard Rorty

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.- Stephen Leacock

All logic texts are divided into two parts. In the first part, on deductible logic, the fallacies are explained; in the second part, on inductive logic, they are committed. - Morris Raphael Cohen

All too often we are stuffing the heads of the young with the products of earlier innovations rather than teaching them to be innovative. We treat their minds as storehouses to be filled rather than as instruments to be used.- Robert Finch

Almost all rich veins of original and striking speculation have been opened by systematic half-thinkers.- John Stuart Mill

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.- Lena Horne, in interview, 1985

An artist is a person who has invented an artist.- Harold Rosenberg

An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.- Benjamin Stolberg

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.- Niels Bohr

An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.- Albert Camus

And if education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? - Maria Montessori

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.- Dale Carnegie

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a person of some sense to know how to lie well.- Anonymous

Any fool can write a bad advertisement, but it takes a genius to keep his hands off a good one.- David Ogilvy

Any idiot can face a crisis-it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.- Anton Chekhov

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Albert Einstein

Any slower and he'd be in reverse. - Gignac