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    Georg C. Lichtenberg

    Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

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    Susan Sontag

    Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

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    Sigmund Freud

    What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

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    Deepak Chopra

    To think is to practice brain chemistry.

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    Albert Einstein

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

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    Michel de Montaigne

    It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

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    Marcel Proust

    Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.

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    Victor Hugo

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

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    Catherine Deneuve

    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.

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    Aristotle

    Wit is educated insolence.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

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    Jean-Paul Sartre

    Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

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    Irene Peter

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

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    John Astin

    People are smarter than you might think.

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    Confucius

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

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    Henry Ford

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

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    Gracie Allen

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

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    Augustus Hare

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

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    Tom Robbins

    If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

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    Albert Einstein

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

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    Lewis Carroll

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

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    Bryant H. McGill

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

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    Robert Anton Wilson

    Belief is the death of intelligence.

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    Stephen Hawking

    Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

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    Voltaire

    Common sense is not so common.

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    George Orwell

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

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    E. B. White

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

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    Carl Jung

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

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    Alan Alda

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

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    Albert Einstein

    Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

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    Steve Wozniak

    Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.

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    George Orwell

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

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    Napoleon Hill

    Action is the real measure of intelligence.

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    Josh Billings

    There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

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    Ambrose Bierce

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

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    Carl Sagan

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

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    Timothy Leary

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

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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    John Fowles

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

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    Blaise Pascal

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

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

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    Robert Kiyosaki

    You have to be smart. The easy days are over.

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    Ed Parker

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

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    Diogenes

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

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    Don Van Vliet

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

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    Mark Twain

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

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    Arnold J. Toynbee

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

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    Henri Frederic Amiel

    Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.

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    Socrates

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

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

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    Don Herold

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

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    Albert Einstein

    The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

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    James Whistler

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

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    George Bernard Shaw

    It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.

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    Alexander Pope

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

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    Albert Einstein

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

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    Salvador Dali

    Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

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    Charles Kettering

    A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

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    Oscar Wilde

    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.

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    Ernest Hemingway

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

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    Steve Jobs

    I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.

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    Helen Keller

    Knowledge is love and light and vision.

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    Plutarch

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

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    Janis Joplin

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

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    Josh Billings

    Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    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.

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    William Shakespeare

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

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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    T. S. Eliot

    There is no method but to be very intelligent.

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    Sigmund Freud

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

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    Dolly Parton

    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.

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    Bryant H. McGill

    It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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    Samuel Goldwyn

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

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    Ernest Newman

    The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.

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    Woodrow Wilson

    I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

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    Margaret Anderson

    Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.

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    Lena Horne

    Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Genius always finds itself a century too early.

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    Roger Ebert

    Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

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    Julius Charles Hare

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

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    Francis Bacon

    God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

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    Scott Adams

    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?

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    Ronald Reagan

    There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

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    Oscar Wilde

    To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

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    A. A. Milne

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

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    Carl Jung

    Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.

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    Bill Watterson

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

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    G. H. Hardy

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

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    Alan Moore

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

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    Albert Camus

    An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

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    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.

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    Daniel Goleman

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

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    Ray Bradbury

    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.

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    Albert Einstein

    Information is not knowledge.

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    Judd Nelson

    Remember to be as smart as you are.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Every true genius is bound to be naive.

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    Don Herold

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

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    Spiro T. Agnew

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

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    Frank Carlucci

    Intelligence is not a science.

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