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Intellect Quotes

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There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

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

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

 

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

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

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

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

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the
essential process by which that intellect is cultivated
beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
- Charles Scribner, Jr.

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

People desire power.
I don't know why they want it so.
It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect
which separates them from most of the populace.
- F. Murray Abraham

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices,
and we know there are other food sources that do not
require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself
into the place of the intellect.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the
colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses,
and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
- Carson McCullers

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God
who has endowed us with sense,
reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- William Falconer

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow,
and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.
- Guru Nanak

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit.
It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
- Charles Lamb

Homer is the nice side of Al Bundy with the same intellect.
I really like him and Al Bundy.
- Uwe Boll

The function of intellect is to provide a means of
modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life,
so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
- Edward Thorndike

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience.
Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
- John Major

What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems,
we have great capacity - intellect and resources -
to do some thing about them.
- Henry Ford

Men are governed by lines of intellect -
women: by curves of emotion.
- James Joyce

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man,
sense, imagination, intellect, love,
desire,
instinct, blood and spirit together.
- Jacques Maritain

It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to
antiquity its due reverence.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary
for the apprehension of reality.
- Henri Bergson

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse
with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove
fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.
- George Boole

I now know all the people worth knowing in America,
and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
- Margaret Fuller

A magazine or a newspaper is a shop.
Each is an experiment and represents a new focus,
a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
- John Jay Chapman

The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind
of what they keep forgetting;
not to supply the intellect,
but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
- Sydney Smith

Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible;
reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless.
Even the possible can be senseless.
- Max Born

Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
- Stephen Fry

There is not enough high intellect to be catered to
and when most people think of Hiphop they think of low intellect.
- Slick Rick

The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically,
is a man depraved in intellect and heart.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings,
and not by the intellect.
- Herbert Spencer

I don't dare postulate about science,
but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect
in order for art to happen.
- Lukas Foss

Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming,
which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.
- Lionel Trilling

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect,
are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
- James Callaghan

Music has just as much to do with movement and body
as it does soul and intellect.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Maybe it's the hair.
Maybe it's the teeth.
Maybe it's the intellect.
No, it's the hair.
- Tom Shales

I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect.
- Temple Grandin

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

Luck is of little moment to the great general,
for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
- Titus Livius

The restriction of studies of human intellect and character
to studies of conscious states was not without influence
on a scientific studies of animal psychology.
- Edward Thorndike

I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies...
we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect.
- Susan Griffin

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool,
and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is
covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
- Giacomo Casanova

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to
feel shy in front of intellect.
- Lennart Meri

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is
to make up one's mind about nothing,
to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
- John Keats

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious,
if only because it demands ears, finger,
consciousness and intellect.
- Luciano Berio

A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
- Horace Porter

From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence
up to man this type of intellect is found.
- Edward Thorndike

I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual -
but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.
- Tadao Ando

Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect,
his superior in education.
Both of them were successful in serving the state.
- Matthew Simpson

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
- Sivananda

Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously
has not been found in the senses.
- Michael Servetus

Together we must learn how to compose differences,
not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks
to you on an emotional level.
It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect
and goes to a different part of the brain.
- Steven Bochco

What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect
and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions.
One should always leave room for doubt.
- Shirin Ebadi

From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect.
- Jean Stafford

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect
examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
- Friedrich Schiller

The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry
of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
- Paul Valery


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