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Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes

A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

One definition of man is ''an intelligence served by organs.''

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.

Author: David Fasold

Profession:

Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered.

Author: Haneef Fatmi

Profession:

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.

Author: Carrie Fisher (1956)

Profession: American Actress, Novelist

The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).

Author: Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Profession: French Essayist, Philosopher

Reason is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.

Author: Frank M. Garafola

Profession:

Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright