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Intellectual Quotes

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Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom Life Education Growing-Up

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

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

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

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

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus

The first duty of government is to see that people have food,
fuel, and clothes.
The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
- John Ruskin

A social democratic party without deep roots in the
working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
- Roy Jenkins

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
- G. M. Trevelyan

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated
with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of
a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
- Stanford Moore

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the
William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
- Dan Rather

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development;
MIT in my development as a professional economist.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

We are united in the hope that every individual will
someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had,
if not always the material advantages.
- Sidney Altman

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour,
always inspired by the ideal.
- Sarah Bernhardt

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

If you're expecting an intellectual film,
then you will be disappointed.
- Barry Pepper

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts".
They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
- Thomas Hobbes

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can
listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
- Billy Connolly

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse.
To be a programmer, it requires that you understand
as much law as you do technology.
- Eric Allman

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

What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual
work? I think they complement each other.
- Manuel Puig

The intellectual is different from the ordinary man,
but only in certain sections of his personality,
and even then not all the time.
- George Orwell

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me
as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic
power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
- Herbert Hoover

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

The main part of intellectual education is not the
acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time.
You don't see enough of that.
- Portia de Rossi

There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences
flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences
remain confined to intellectual debates.
- Pervez Musharraf

To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful.
- Richard O'Brien

The intellectual is a middle-class product;
if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it,
in order to exist.
He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
- Louise Bogan

It's not highly intellectual material.
I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
- Bruce Boxleitner

There's a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers,
and that has to be cultivated.
- Dan Glickman

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's
more interesting than sex.
- Aldous Huxley

My own work in spin glass and its consequences has
formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual.
- Patrick Buchanan

I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual
allegiances are clearly European,
not African.
- J. M. Coetzee

Ulysses, obviously.
It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual
elite continue to fall for it.
- Orson Scott Card

Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented,
but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of
achieving success may be corrected.
- George Henry Lewes

It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources,
more can be achieved.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied,
because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic,
which is religion.
- Toni Morrison

At the beginning of the twentieth century,
every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west,
and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
- Karen Armstrong

I began demonstrating against serious culture.
In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me,
because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
- Henry Flynt

Judgment is more than skill.
It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores
of hard indisputable factual information.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

A novelist should not be too intelligent either,
although...
he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
- Anthony Burgess

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue:
it is an intellectual crime.
- Imre Lakatos

Only when we realize that there is no eternal,
unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in
ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
- Hu Shih

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
- Bruno Bettelheim

It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

The stock market can be down, but the stock market
is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are,
and where their intellectual energy is.
- James Daly

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical,
aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.
- Ella Maillart

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man,
but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
- Bertrand Russell

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the
mind of man has ever touched.
- Francis Schaeffer

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is
nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
- Simone Weil

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose
interest had to be whetted,
still the case sadly.
- Jeremy Irons

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very,
very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
- Edward James Olmos


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