Intellect Quotes

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

I was having no success at charming him, so I slayed him with pure intellectual superiority. (On dining with Prime Minister Edward Heath)

‘Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures.

The mind petrifies if a circle be drawn around it, and it can hardly be that dogma draws a circle round the mind.

He hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink; his intellect is not replenished; he is only an animal only sensible in the duller parts. (Love’s Labour’s Lost)

Intellect can raise, From airy words alone, a Pile that ne’er decays.

The House of Intellect today numbers few great figures and virtually no grand old men. Past achievements do not secure anyone a place, and this not because of the multitude of new achievements, but because to consider a reputation established would be to confer status, privilege. A master in his old age must therefore continue […]

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power.

Intellectuals are the most intolerant of all people.