632 Quotes Regarding Intelligence


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

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucius

Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
William Shakespeare

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
Mark Twain

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

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Oscar Wilde

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

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