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Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.
The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure is too great for his income of ideas.
To the good listener half a word is enough.
Time has a way of demonstrating . . . the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.
Intelligence is derived from two words - inter and legere - inter meaning 'between' and legere meaning 'to choose'. An intelligent person, therefore, is one who has learned 'to choose between'. He knows that good is better than evil, that confidence should supersede fear, that love is superior to hate, that gentleness is better than cruelty, forbearance than intolerance, compassion than arrogance, and that truth has more virtue than ignorance.
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power and is often, in point of fact, useless. Just as a leader doesn't need intelligence, a man in my job doesn't need too much of it either.
The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock.
I've had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.


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