Intelligent - Intelligence Quotes

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

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

Be diligent and intelligent. Diligence is quick to carry out what intelligence has has lingered over. Fools are fond of hurry: they take no heed of obstacles and act incautiously. The wise usually fail through hesitation. Fools stop at nothing, the wise at everything. Sometimes things are judged correctly but go wrong out of inefficiency […]

It is scandalous that any modern, intelligent, well-educated person should believe in Christianity.

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

In the United States it was precisely the capability of IQ tests to ferret beneath superficial qualities of race, ethnicity, and social class that made it possible to turn up instance after instance of young people brimming with superior talent yet denied admission to the nation’s elite schools, while far less talented “gentlemen” of the […]

I once spoke to a human geneticist who declared that the notion of intel- ligence was quite meaningless, so I tried calling him unintelligent. He was annoyed, and it did not appease him when I went on to ask how he came to attach such a clear meaning to the notion of lack of intelligence. […]

People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

All talk of winning the people by appealing to their intelligence, of conquering them by impeccable syllogism, is so much moonshine.