Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 112
Think Always

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

- A. A. Milne

Cells Them

These little grey cells. It is up to them.

- Agatha Christie


Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

- Alan Alda

Leave Sword

Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect.

- Alan Moore

Mind Watches

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

- Albert Camus


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

- Albert Einstein

Gift Most

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

- Albert Einstein

Mistake Given

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

- Albert Einstein

Take Muscles

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

- Albert Einstein

Genius Folly

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.

- Alexander Pope

Head Read

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.

- Alexander Pope


Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.

- Alistair Cooke

Mad High

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.

- Ambrose Bierce

Genius Some

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

- Aristotle

Wit Educated

Wit is educated insolence.

- Aristotle

Product Last

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

- Arnold J. Toynbee


My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Genius Hits

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer


Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

- Charles Bukowski


Genius is independent of situation.

- Charles Churchill


I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker.

- Cofer Black

More Quickly

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.

- Daniel Goleman

Pain Learned

I've learned that intelligence alone doesn't mean a damn thing. It only leads to violence and pain.

- Daniel Keyes

Art Practice

Thought is a strenuous art - few practice it, and then only at rare times.

- David Ben-Gurion

Certainly WMD

The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD. It turns out that we were all wrong, probably in my judgment, and that is most disturbing.

- David Kay

Ring Lack

To lack intelligence is to be in the ring blindfolded.

- David M. Shoup

Think Might

People are smarter than you might think.

- John Astin

Stupid Races

There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.

- John Fowles


When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.

- Jonathan Swift

Better Toward

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

- Julius Charles Hare

Wise Glass

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

- Augustus Hare

Never Tried

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

- Bill Watterson

Common Based

My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.

- Helen Gurley Brown

Small Minds

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

- Blaise Pascal

Failure More

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

- Henry Ford

Reason Which

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

- Henry Ford

Genius Set

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

- Henry Van Dyke

Mind Dividing

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.

- Hermann Hesse

Advice Think

To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.

- Herodotus

Fire Genius

Genius is initiative on fire.

- Holbrook Jackson


Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.

- Irene Peter

Ashamed Never

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

- Bryant H. McGill

See Dolphin

When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.

- Captain Beefheart


We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.

- Carl Jung

Like Very

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

- Carl Sagan


The mind of man has perplexed itself with many hard questions. Is space infinite, and in what sense? Is the material world infinite in extent, and are all places within that extent equally full of matter? Do atoms exist or is matter infinitely divisible?

- James C. Maxwell

Woman Kind

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.

- Catherine Deneuve

Genius His

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

- James Joyce

Will Which

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

- James Madison


I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.

- James Whistler

Questions Lot

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.

- Janis Joplin

Silly Most

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

- Diogenes

Dumb Offended

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.

- Dolly Parton

More Than

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

- Don Herold

Smart Prove

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.

- Don Herold


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

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Genius Found

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

- E. B. White


The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.

- Ed Parker

Drunk His

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

- Ernest Hemingway

Voice Smaller

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.

- Ernest Newman

Mind Opposed

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.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


Intelligence is not a science.

- Frank Carlucci


Intelligence is enormously sexy.

- Frank Langella

World Sure

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

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

True Genius

Every true genius is bound to be naive.

- Friedrich Schiller

Man Majority

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

- G. H. Hardy

Always Hire

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

- Lena Horne


Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.

- Leonardo da Vinci


The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.

- Geoffrey Chaucer

Memory Works

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

- Lewis Carroll

Some Very

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

- George Orwell

Depth Which

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

- George Orwell

Alike Then

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

- George S. Patton

Tap Poll

When a species wants to tap the collective intelligence of a population, they don't take a poll; they don't take a vote. They form a real-time system.

- Louis B. Rosenberg

Advice No-One

Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.

- Theodor Adorno

Bird Ambition

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

- Salvador Dali

Smart Years

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

- Gracie Allen

Mind Vessel

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

- Plutarch

Strength Want

I want to exude strength and intelligence.

- Portia de Rossi

Give Over

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.

- Samuel Goldwyn

Away Breath

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.

- Thomas W. Higginson


Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.

- Thucydides


We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

- Timothy Leary

Universe Test

The universe is an intelligence test.

- Timothy Leary

Strong Think

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius Common

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stupid Kind

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

- Scott Adams

Me Too

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.

- Margaret Anderson

Love Cliffs

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

- Ray Bradbury

Measure Real

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

- Napoleon Hill

Voice Rest

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

- Sigmund Freud

I Am Nothing

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

- Socrates

Know How

An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.

- Spiro T. Agnew


Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

- Victor Hugo

Death Belief

Belief is the death of intelligence.

- Robert Anton Wilson


The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.

- Marya Mannes

Expect Shows

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

- Oscar Wilde

Sense Common

Common sense is not so common.

- Voltaire

Art Sculpture

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

- Pablo Picasso

Change Adapt

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

- Stephen Hawking