It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
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.
The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.
If a man’s eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
We are more sociable, and get on better with people by the heart than the intellect.