Quotes and Sayings about Intellect



"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
(Related: Power, People, Desire, Intellect, Want)

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

"She was short on intellect, but long on shape."
- George Ade
(Related: Intellect)

"The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

"Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Experience, Intellect)

"Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Advice)

"An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Man)

"Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Force, Intellectuals, Poets, Spain, Workers, Writers)

"Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Christ, Nations, Spirit, World)

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

"The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Men, Spiritual)

"I've never been an intellectual but I have this look."
- Woody Allen
"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
(Related: Technology, Law, Property)

"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
(Related: Hope, United, Will)

"Intellectuals are too sentimental for me."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Intellectuals)

"My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Work, Consequences)

"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
(Related: Beauty, People, Intellect, Word)

"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
(Related: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

"What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error."
- Raymond Aron
(Related: Optimism, Effect, Error)

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)

"Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

"Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism."
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Related: People, Fight, Heroism, Israel, World)

"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Exercise, Grave, Intellect, Limits)

"There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Absence, Excellence)

"It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: English)

"The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Heart, Intellect, Man)

"Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Cancer, Linux, Property, Sense)

"Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Thought, Enjoyment, Key, Miser, World)

"I've been called many things, but never an intellectual."
- Tallulah Bankhead
"The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Strength, Mind, Skin)

"Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)

"If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Ideas, Will)

"I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Economy, Possession, Property)

"The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Cause, Intellectuals)

"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Being, Intellect, Opinion, Privilege)

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

"I'm not an intellectual composer."
- Les Baxter
"The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain."
- Daniel Bell
(Related: Knowledge, Self, World)

"Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intellect, Reality)

"The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect."
- Luciano Berio
(Related: Music, Consciousness, Intellect, Obvious, Spiritual)

"I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

"Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Success)

"Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Growth, Habits, Play)

"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Independence)

"Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: American, Cookery, Wit)

"This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, America, Audiences, Cinema, Europe, Film, Sexuality, Theatre)

"The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Life, Mother, Songs)

"My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Home, Father, Affection, Freedom, Influence)

"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
(Related: Intellect, Logic)

"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
(Related: Class, Order)

"Homer is the nice side of Al Bundy with the same intellect. I really like him and Al Bundy."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Intellect)

"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
(Related: Growth, Culture, Intellect)

"Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Reading)

"The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Religion, Science, Atheism, Religious, Superstition)

"Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Fashion, Law)

"If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success."
- Max Born
(Related: Success, God, Intellect, Order, World)

"Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless."
- Max Born
(Related: Intellect, Reason)

"It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Fiction, Past)

"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."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, Time, Business, Friendship, Intellect, Nonsense)

"Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Nature, Habit, May, Popular, Sense)

"In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Age)

"Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: People, Ideas, Values, Importance, Intellectuals)

"In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Science, People, Purpose, Challenge, Company, Environment)

"Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Information, Judgment, Skill)

"I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Intellect, Nonsense)

"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Life, Action, Fight, Slavery)

"When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Public)

"The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Crime, Fighting, Property, Terrorism, Trade)

"Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual."
- Patrick Buchanan
"I don't like to intellectualize about my acting."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Acting)

"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Artist)

"My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Question, Responsibility)

"A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: May)

"I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally."
- Ken Burns
"Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Experience, People, Decisions, Intellect)

"These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: People, Being, Cunning, Intellect, Quick, Understanding)

"God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: God, Thought, Metaphor)

"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Mind)

"Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young."
- Henry S. Canby
(Related: Arrogance)

"My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Soul, People, Glory)

"Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it."
- Orson Scott Card
"The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Talent, Heart, Intellect, Temperament)

"It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Intellect, Trade)

"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
(Related: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

"To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: America)

"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Joy, Reality)

"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
(Related: Victory, Fool, Intellect)

"To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is."
- Dick Cavett
"We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Friend, Being, Forget, Intellectuals, Will, Word)

"Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Superiority, Spiritual, Tyranny)

"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
(Related: Commerce, Focus, Intellect)

"Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Cruelty, Sin)

"There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Heart, Eye, Intellect, Road)

"The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Architecture, Politics, Work)

"None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

"Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Heart, Ideas, Beliefs, Consciousness, May, Mind, Spiritual, Thinking, Will)

"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Power, Tradition)

"I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Adventure)

"In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go 'interesting, interesting, interesting'. They're interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Business, People)

"I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Nationality)

"Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Truth, Courage, First, Intellect, Light, May)

"Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Nature, Certainty, Clarity, Intellect, Uncertainty)

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

"As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Thought, Development, Creation, Fiction, Intellect, Intuition, Invention, Will)

"If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Man, Will)

"It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Decisions, Facts)

"Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded."
- Ray Conniff
(Related: Art, People, Artists, Difference)

"My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Thinking)

"We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Power, Spiritual)

"All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Work, Development, Growth, Effort)

"Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Art, Man, Mind, Pleasure, Vices)

"We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually."
- Barry Corbin
(Related: Public)

"Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development."
- Jim Courier
(Related: Development, Tennis)

"Cynicism is intellectual treason."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Cynicism, Treason)

"If there's an intellectual highway, there's also an intellectual subway."
- Stanley Crouch
"Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Intellect, Mind, Running, Sense)

"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
(Related: People, Energy, Spirits)

"The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Art, Drama, May, Theater)

"No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Change, Nature, Society, Lies, states, United, World)

"There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Hope, Congress, Now, Party, Republican, Right)

"I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Environment, Thoughtful)

"I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Trouble)

"Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis."
- John Dewey
(Related: History, Beliefs, Man, Old, Surrender)

"One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Work, Self)

"It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks."
- John Doerr
(Related: Growth, Content, Rights, Respect)

"I don't know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive, but I'm comfortable with my looks."
- Shelley Duvall
"From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Business, Performance, Property, Service)

"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
(Related: Doubt, Intellect)

"Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Lie, Emotions, Intellect, May, Will)

"In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Fact)

"Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Character, Intellect)

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Death, Growth)

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Intellectuals, Problems)

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Care, Intellect, Personality)

"Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Purpose, Intellect)

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Man, Words)

"The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Population, Suicide, Tension)

"The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Work, First, Today, Woman, World)

"People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, People, Content)

"Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Soul, Character, Intellect, Will)

"It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Intellect)

"Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling."
- Bill Evans
(Related: People, Bugs, Children, Feeling, Jazz, Reason, Words)

"When you poll all of the economists, uh, across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all, or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would say you know we really have got a powerful economy."
- Donald Evans
(Related: America, Economy)

"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
(Related: God, Intellect, Reason, Sense)

"I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no more impact on me than did social theory."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Catholicism, Theory)

"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
(Related: Culture, Events, Hindsight)

"I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Care, Community, Needs, School)

"There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era."
- Ken Follett
(Related: War, America, American, Intellectuals)

"Lennon was not very fond of me. Lennon didn't like to be around somebody else who was likely to be the center of attention and didn't like being on deck with somebody who was intellectually as hot as he was."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Attention, Being)

"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
(Related: America, Intellect, Problems, Right)

"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
(Related: Art, Science, Emotion, Intellect, Order)

"Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Countries, Fighting, Help, Property, Theft, Will)

"When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Community, Effort, Injustice, Law, Poverty)

"It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Capitalism, Community, Fight)

"The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Hearing, Intellect, Rest, Voice)

"The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Education, Brother, Sacrifice, Development, Encouragement, Importance, Parents)

"It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality was not just some intellectual idea. It was real, and it was about the human body. To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been, I think, peculiar and wrong."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Idea, Body, Sexuality, Wrong)

"Having a great intellect is no path to being happy."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Being, Intellect)

"Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Religion, Culture, Present, Service, Understanding, Worship)

"I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: People, America, Intellect, Now, Worth)

"We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Common sense, Intellectuals)

"We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Pessimism, Intellect)

"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."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: God, Intellect, Reason, Sense)

"I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually."
- Helen Garner
(Related: People, Want)

"Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life, Property)

"We started this mostly from an intellectual place."
- Melinda Gates
"I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Conviction, Geometry, Intellect, Necessity)

"Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: History, Science, Anthropology, Consciousness, Gender, Literature)

"Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk."
- W. L. George
(Related: Men, Cause, Effect, Instinct, Intellect, Intuition, Woman)

"Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Work, Ignorance, Learning, Materialism, Suspicion)

"Pol Pot - he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they're that clever, take them off when they see him coming!"
- Ricky Gervais
(Related: Thought)

"I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Leader)

"Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Idea, Interest, Philosophy, Punk)

"Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice."
- George Gissing
(Related: Vice)

"To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Certainty, Challenge, Responsibility)

"What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher."
- William Glasser
(Related: Conversation, School, Students)

"Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Possibility, Now, Right)

"If China wants to be a constructive, active player in the world economy, it's got to respect intellectual property rights or it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Business, Economy, Rights, Pretty, Property, Respect, World)

"There's a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers, and that has to be cultivated."
- Dan Glickman
"To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Ideas, Character, American, Chaos, Mind, Radical, Result, Taste)

"Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Science, Culture, Tradition)

"But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Beginning, Dedication, Intellectuals, Result, Spain, Tourists)

"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
(Related: Alienation, Country, Expression, Identity, Respect)

"And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Experience, Day, Discovery, Intellectuals, Isolation)

"I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Intellect, Satisfaction)

"What we now call "finance" is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Love, Now)

"It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Science, Intellectuals, Schools)

"We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature."
- Adolph Green
(Related: Nature, Class, Folk, Middle class)

"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
(Related: Body, Children, Emotion, Intellect, Mind)

"What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: People, Common sense, Man, Mind, Nation, Now, Race, Woman)

"Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society."
- Walter Gropius
(Related: Design, Society, Life)

"An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego."
- Alec Guinness
(Related: Actor, Appearance, Ego, Intellect, Judgment, Personality)

"Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: People, Fight, Heroism, Israel, World)

"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Independence)

"For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: People, Giving, Radical, Risk, Thinking)

"In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Power, Attention, Habits, Lies)

"Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: Civil rights, Community, Eyes, Moments)

"You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Art, Books, Content, Newspapers)

"The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Heaven, Intellect, Light)

"It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Life, Babies, Conceit, Importance, Intellect, Mothers)

"The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong"."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Love, Hate, World)

"People need meanings to everything. People want you to intellectualize every choice you make."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: People, Choice, Want)

"There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Winning)

"We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically."
- Ronnie Hawkins
(Related: People, Energy, Musicians)

"It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Health, Care, Companionship, Habits, Man)

"Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little."
- B. R. Hayden
(Related: Genius, Labor, Nothing, Will)

"Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Understanding)

"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
(Related: Peace, Deep, Driving, Mankind, Unity)

"Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Letters, Literature)

"No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Idea, Infinite, Intellect, Man, Question, Spirit)

"Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion."
- Etty Hillesum
(Related: Life, Greed, Indigestion, Information)

"But the answer to how to live is to stop thinking about it. And just to live. But you're doing that anyway. However you intellectualise it, you still just live."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Thinking)

"These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious."
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Related: Men, Religion, Freedom, Opposition, Religious, Spirit)

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

"It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: History, Intellectuals, states, United)

"Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Intellectuals, Public, Tradition, Violence, World)

"Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction. This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's stranger than non-fiction as well."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Truth, People, Fiction, Intellectuals)

"I have three brothers and they're all into computers. They're all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn't make 50 cents. I just couldn't do it."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Computers, Mother, Brothers)

"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
(Related: Thought, Idea, Intellect, Spiritual, Will)

"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Education, Facts, Learning)

"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
(Related: Power, Time, Depression, Opponents)

"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
(Related: Emotions, Force, Intellect)

"Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Thought, Intellect, Labor, Pleasure, Reverie)

"Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Culture)

"My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Education, Idea)

"The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: College)

"Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Education, Reform, Students)

"An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Sex)

"The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Power, Existence, Right, Struggle, Theory, Thinking, World)

"This intellectual Pearl Harbor, a real gutsy sock to the stomach."
- J. Allen Hynek
"I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Interest)

"The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction."
- Sheldon Jackson
(Related: Mission)

"Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Men, Ladies, Old, Youth)

"Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intellectual one."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Idea)

"I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."
- Alice James
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own."
- Henry James
(Related: Possession)

"Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!"
- William James
(Related: Faith, Intellect, Universe)

"Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Society, Expression, Illusion, Validity)

"I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Poetry, Culture, Intellectuals)

"The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Thought, Being, Intellect, Man, Philosophy, Reality)

"The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects."
- Lord Jeffrey
(Related: Complaining, May)

"The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Man)

"There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Intellectuals)

"We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Intellectuals, World, Writers)

"We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Intellectuals, Mediocrity, State)

"Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Courage, Intellectuals, Opposition, Voice)

"In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Habits, Intellectuals, Thinking, World)

"A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Class, Deep, Party)

"When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Being)

"Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Ideas, Culture, Famous)

"I was very intellectually oriented, very early on."
- Donald Johanson
"The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Soul, Battle, Being, First, Intellect, Learning, Right, Today)

"You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, London, Man)

"Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Curiosity, Intellect)

"It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Fantasy)

"Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers."
- Janis Joplin
(Related: Answers, Being, Questions)

"Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Emotion, Intellect)

"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
(Related: Acting, Creation, Instinct, Intellect, Mind, Necessity, Play)

"We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Truth, Intellect, World)

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Intellect, Mystery, Will)

"Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Blind, Play, Theory)

"I have some strategical vision, I could calculate some few moves ahead and I have an intellect that is badly missed in the country which is run by generals and colonels."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Vision, Country, Intellect)

"The danger is not so much in the economic structure of a society but in its intellectual structure."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Society, Danger)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Intellect, Mind, Nothing)

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Fitness, Body)

"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Pursuit, Reward, Taxes)

"The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Nothing, Paradox, Paradoxes)

"Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia."
- William Kirby
(Related: Knowledge, Consulting, Cooperation, First, Job, Leaders, Research, University)

"I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Man, May, Republican, Woman, World)

"High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Decision, Decisions, Office, Perceptions)

"Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Experience, Time, Career, Depression, Growing up)

"Ward Churchill might be more valuable to the opponents of the academic left employed than unemployed. Above all, he can serve as a living window into the intellectual, moral, and political bankruptcy of the left."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Living, Opponents)

"The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Force, Planning, Thinking, Will)

"I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual."
- Rem Koolhaas
"This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted that the military could be women's work."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Men, Work, Women, Man, Military, Profession)

"Science is the greatest creative impulse of our time. It dominates the intellectual scene and forms our lives, not only in the material things which it has given us, but also in that it guides our spirit."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Time, Spirit)

"Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Blind, Commitment, Crime, Theory)

"My basic approach to interviewing is to ask the basic questions that might even sound naive, or not intellectual. Sometimes when you ask the simple questions like 'Who are you?' or 'What do you do?' you learn the most."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Questions, Sound)

"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
(Related: Intellect, Laws, Wit)

"Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Religion, Judaism, Study)

"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, State, states, World)

"The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Power, Right, State, states, Wage)

"Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Development, Media, Popular, Post, Press)

"Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends."
- Anthony LaPaglia
(Related: Funny, Being, Friends, Martin)

"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Leadership, Character, Effort, Self)

"The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Conservatism, Silence)

"Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Faith, Immortality)

"My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Education, Mother, Needs, Parents, School)

"My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Religion, Belief, Being, Blood, Intellect, Wrong)

"In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing. It's an intellectual play."
- Jerome Lawrence
(Related: Opera, Play, Wind)

"Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Legal, Society, Open, Ownership, Property)

"If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience."
- Jack Lemmon
(Related: Ability, Actor, Want)

"Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Experience, Acceptance, Intuition, Road)

"If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: People, Development, Socialism, Years)

"Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen - the Internet - has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Fact, Facts, Ideology, Internet, Property, Space)

"Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Progress, Selling, Americans, Property, Protection)

"The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Change, Accidents, Cause, Emotions, Events, Reason)

"The University conceives of itself as dedicated to the power of the intellect. Its commitment is to the way of reason."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Power, Commitment, Intellect, Reason, University)

"I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Related: Conviction, Poverty)

"Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Skepticism)

"The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Success, May, Self)

"Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: America, Country)

"Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Control, Intellect, Judgment, Luck)

"The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Quality, Control, Sophistication, State)

"Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage - not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage."
- Walter Lord
(Related: Courage)

"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Difference, Joy, Sharing, Understanding)

"Eighty percent of our life is emotion, and only 20 percent is intellect. I am much more interested in how you feel than how you think. I can change how you think, but how you feel is something deeper and stronger, and it's something that's inside you."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Change, Life, Emotion, Intellect)

"Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Life, People, Action, Country, Idealism, Maturity, Storms)

"Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Intelligence, Cynicism)

"The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Fact, Mankind, Necessity, Occupation)

"Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it."
- John Gresham Machen
(Related: Conservative, Criticism, Liberal, New testament, Theology)

"The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Spiritual)

"All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers."
- Maimonides
(Related: Difference, Man)

"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
(Related: Politics, First, Intellect, Patience, Will)

"I'm a schoolteacher. That's even worse than being an intellectual. Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold and hungry in this richest land on earth."
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(Related: Being, Earth, Land)

"What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: History, Life, Ideas)

"I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack."
- Ray Manzarek
"Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Poetry, Imagination, Love, Blood, Desire, Instinct, Intellect, Man, Sense, Spirit)

"It's hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there's no buzz, there's no interest."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Focus, Interest)

"I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: America, Newspapers, Television)

"On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Present)

"The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Time, Society, Ideas, Class, Force)

"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
(Related: Arguments, Being, Man, Order, Reading, Will)

"Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Intellectuals, Soccer)

"I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice... It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Intellectuals, Skin)

"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
(Related: Design, Colors, Intellect, Mind, Senses)

"After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't, I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: God, Son, Christianity, Bible)

"It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intellect)

"Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public."
- George McGovern
(Related: Politics, Faith, Act, Confidence, Public)

"There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you."
- Millicent Carey McIntosh
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Excitement, Partnership, Support)

"To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat."
- James Meade
(Related: Reading)

"I like intellectual journeys."
- Christopher Meloni
"I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic... That to me was funny."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Funny, War, Thought, Example)

"Cynicism is intellectual dandyism."
- George Meredith
(Related: Cynicism)

"Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to feel shy in front of intellect."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: Intellect, Passion, Traveling)

"In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Wrong)

"The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial, those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Design, Argument, Arguments)

"When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Fans, Writers)

"Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect."
- Alan Moore
(Related: Home, Intellect)

"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
(Related: Food, Being, Choices, Intellect, Killing, Protest)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Ceremony, Prizes, Remarkable, Will)

"It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Happiness, Intellect, Nothing, Obvious, Saying, State, Worth)

"I've become so earthy. And I never was earthy. I'm doing all kinds of different roles which are not at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone."
- Michael Moriarty
(Related: Legal, Mind)

"Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Quality, Honesty, Countries, Historians, Public)

"When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Songs, Writing)

"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
(Related: Humor, Awareness, Sense)

"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
(Related: Religion, Paradise, Will)

"The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Character, Nations)

"In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Character, Diversity, Extreme, Humanity, Nations, Present, Race)

"He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Life)

"There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Thought, Freedom, Nothing, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Science, Being)

"Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Intellect, Mind)

"I thought I was going to be a filmmaker but at the same time I was an intellectual and I felt that I could make a contribution to some field, as yet, not invented."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Time, Thought)

"People recognize intellectual property the same way they recognize real estate. People understand what property is. But it's a new kind of property, and so the understanding uses new control surfaces. It uses a new way of defining the property."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: People, Control, Property, Understanding)

"The higher the voice the smaller the intellect."
- Ernest Newman
(Related: Intellect, Voice)

"Our family life was certainly not intellectual."
- Douglass North
(Related: Family, Life)

"I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Balance, Understanding)

"To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Change, Play)

"All in the Family was intellectual; it was art."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Art, Family)

"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
(Related: People)

"Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that."
- Harry Oppenheimer
(Related: Intellectuals, Party)

"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
(Related: Time, Man, Personality)

"Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with."
- Ovid
(Related: Nothing)

"Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism."
- Chuck Palahniuk
"My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Home, Housework, Intellectuals, Liberal, Parents)

"Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants."
- Charles Henry Parkhurst
(Related: Faith, History, Men, Giants, Intellect)

"Faith is the heroism of the intellect."
- Charles Henry Parkhurst
(Related: Faith, Heroism, Intellect)

"Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Character, Diversity, Respect, Tradition)

"The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Men, Difference, Intellect, Originality)

"What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Beauty, Power, Being, Intellect, Temperament)

"The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Age, Culture)

"I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics)

"I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Men, Women, Accusations, Support, Troops)

"For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Life, Honesty, Integrity, Now, Pursuit, Theology, World)

"If you're expecting an intellectual film, then you will be disappointed."
- Barry Pepper
(Related: Film, Will)

"That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Peace, War, Leader, Contradiction, First, Man)

"One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Life, Curiosity, Secrets)

"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
(Related: Science)

"I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Artists, Confusion, Intellectuals)

"Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Genetics, Intellectuals, Mind, Today)

"There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Life, Politics, Force, Theatre, Tradition)

"Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions."
- Robert M. Pirsig
(Related: Experience, Quality)

"I had to be intellectually satisfied as well as emotionally because at that time of life one doesn't just fall into it in adolescent emotion, and I was satisfied at every point that it was the one way and the hard way to do things."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Life, Time, Emotion)

"I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Feelings, Knowledge, Communication)

"A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect."
- Horace Porter
(Related: Intellect)

"I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Man)

"I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story."
- Annie Proulx
(Related: Work, Balance, Brevity, Play, Word)

"Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Intellectuals, Saying)

"What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Work, Intuition)

"The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Being, Fantasy)

"Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Hope, American, Countries, Intellectuals, Writers)

"I desire to assist in attracting to this profession young men of character and ability, also to help those already engaged in the profession to acquire the highest moral and intellectual training."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Men, Character, Ability, Desire, Help, Profession, Training)

"It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens which armaments place on the economic, social, and intellectual resources of a nation, as well as on its budget and taxes."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Nation, Taxes, Will)

"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Favorite, Tea, Will)

"An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger."
- Dan Rather
"Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Music, First)

"Creeds and castes, and all forms of intellectual and emotional grouping, belong to the past."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Past)

"If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed."
- William Winwood Reade
"You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you're not also against in vitro fertilization."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Research)

"An intellectual is someone who avoids the mundane by lowering his handicap."
- Richard Reeves
"Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same."
- Wilhelm Reich
(Related: God, People, Fear)

"Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Boredom, Defeat)

"If I had to choose criteria, for me, it's about first the director. I want to be a part of something that's good and intellectually challenging. After the director it's the character and the story. That's the deal for me."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Character, First, Want)

"There is not enough high intellect to be catered to and when most people think of Hiphop they think of low intellect."
- Slick Rick
(Related: People, Intellect)

"They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Food, Survival, Now, Property)

"We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men."
- George Ripley
(Related: Love, Men, Cause, Devotion, Literature, Taste, Theories)

"At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with recreating things we or others had already done; it seems rather derivative intellectually; is there a dearth of really new ideas?"
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Time, Ideas)

"I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Violence)

"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Heart, Intellect)

"Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Knowledge, Growing up, Intellect, Schools)

"Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Positive, Conservatism, Economy, Security, Thinking)

"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Effort)

"The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights."
- Don Rose
(Related: War, Control, Financial, Arguments, Exploitation, Rights, Ownership, Property)

"The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon could well be matched by women, were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Women, Man)

"Cultivate the frontal portion of her brain as much as that of man is cultivated, and she will stand his equal at least. Even now, where her mind has been called out at all, her intellect is as bright, as capacious, and as powerful as his."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Intellect, Man, Mind, Now, Will)

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

"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
(Related: Education, Government, Food, People, Clothes, Duty, First)

"Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Experience, Force, Intellect, Passion, Skill)

"The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Certainty, Man, Vice)

"Since the days of Abraham many men of unusual intellect not only have diligently studied the divine plan, but have devoted their lives to having a part in making it known to others."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Men, Intellect)

"We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Ideas, American, Economy, Rights, Property, Protection, Rest, Sense, World)

"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
(Related: Women, Mistake, Feminism, Instinct, Intellect, Will)

"The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal."
- Sallust
(Related: Beauty, Superiority, Wealth, Fame, Possession)

"Music has just as much to do with movement and body as it does soul and intellect."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Music, Soul, Body, Intellect)

"Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument."
- George Sand
(Related: Faith, Life, Argument, Excitement, Magnificence, Treasure, Words)

"I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me."
- William Sanderson
"Do you really have to be the ice queen intellectual or the slut whore? Isn't there some way to be both?"
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Queen)

"One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Cause, Day, Speech)

"I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer."
- Fred Savage
(Related: English, Hearing, Moments, School, Writing)

"Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Christianity, Man, Mind)

"One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Intelligence, American, Community)

"It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Work, Ideas, Intellect, Mind)

"If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
(Related: Life, Ideas, Courage, Vision, Conscience, Mind)

"Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
"Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity."
- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Opportunity, Achievement, American, Ideals, Justice)

"Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Intellect, Obstinacy, Result, Will)

"Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Intellect, Vulgarity, Will)

"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.
(Related: Life, Soul, Intellect, Language, Reading)

"Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear."
- David Seabury
(Related: Thoughts)

"Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places."
- John Searle
(Related: Body, Liberal)

"No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous soul and other intellectual faculties. It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the spirit to function normally."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Soul, Body, Care, Spirit)

"Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously has not been found in the senses."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Intellect, Nothing, Senses)

"Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it's the teeth. Maybe it's the intellect. No, it's the hair."
- Tom Shales
(Related: Hair, Intellect)

"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Soul, Purpose, Eye, May, Mind, Nothing)

"I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Arguments, Infinity, Intellect)

"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
(Related: Truth, Responsibility, Sense)

"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Intellectuals, Language, Learning)

"The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Individuality, Relationships, Result)

"In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Change, Conservative, Contrast, Events, Intellect, Mind, Order)

"Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Time, Genius, Thought, Eye, Intellect)

"We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Death, Comfort, Intellect, Joy)

"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
(Related: Education, Successful, Intellect, State, Washington)

"The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Life, War, Death, Emotion, Emotions, Intellect, Literature, Silly)

"Intellectualism came very late to America. That's why Americans are so proud of it. I found very few real intellectuals in America. But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: America, Americans, Intellectuals)

"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."
- Sivananda
(Related: Success, Soul, Heart, Intellect, Mind)

"Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals. They don't look at it as an art form. They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life."
- Ricky Skaggs
(Related: Art, Life, Country, Intellectuals, Singing)

"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
(Related: Intellect, Mankind, Preaching)

"We have arrived at an intellectual chaos."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Chaos)

"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Art, Revenge)

"Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals."
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Related: Truth, Islam, Identity, Intellectuals, Religious)

"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
(Related: Home, Months)

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Failure, Socialism)

"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
(Related: Science, Technology, People, Complexity, March)

"Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Education, Genius, Opportunity, Choice, Class, First, Generations, Woman)

"The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Women, Talent, Genius, Achievement, Failure, Ambition, Effort, First, Rank)

"Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Feelings, Intellect, Opinion)

"Will and intellect are one and the same thing."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Intellect, Will)

"From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect."
- Jean Stafford
(Related: Time, Intellect, Rest)

"In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: People, Character, Blind, Logic, Trouble)

"Chess is intellectual gymnastics."
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Related: Chess)

"Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers."
- Leslie Stephen
(Related: Men, Intellect, Letters, Man, Play, Recreation, Walking)

"I wouldn't describe that "position" as "parasitic." I'd describe that experience as "edifying." I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Experience)

"Intellectuals would be much more accepted now than in the '40s."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Intellectuals, Now)

"To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Exercise)

"Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Car, Work, People, Empathy, Flying, Intellect, Talking, Trying, World, Years)

"The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment, although the central issues of the 1930's were very different from those in later times. I had never before encountered minds of that quality at close quarters and they influenced me strongly."
- George Stigler
(Related: Quality, Chicago, Economics)

"Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Development)

"Intellectually I'm probably a Republican."
- Sting
(Related: Republican)

"But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Government, Climate, Universe, Years)

"The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Humanity, Intellect)

"M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Humor, Soul, Intellect)

"When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Army, First, Intellectuals, Newspapers, Repression, Writers)

"It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Doubt, Intellectuals, Job, Perfection, Writers)

"An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Doctrine, Doubt, Example, Religious)

"Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Culture, Fact, Melancholy)

"Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture, and is in itself ennobling."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Science, Culture, Exercise)

"It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism."
- Norman Tebbit
(Related: Death, Intellectuals, Right, Socialism)

"Earlier in my life, I performed a lot of music. Some of it because I felt it was a demonstration, or a representation of certain intellectual concepts that were very exciting and important."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Life, Music)

"The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Complexity, Evolution, Race)

"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
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Intellect, May, Pleasure, Welfare)

"Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Science, Animals, Behavior, Man, Psychology)

"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
(Related: Character, Influence, Intellect, Psychology, states)

"Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Power, Ideas, Ability, Events, Intellect, Learning)

"From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Intellect, Man)

"Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Education, Men, Behavior, Being, Problems)

"On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Life, Work, Character, Consciousness, Intellect, Neglect, Study)

"When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Religion, Buddhist, Environment, Practice, Spiritual)

"My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical."
- Michael Tippett
(Related: Imagination, Society, Age, Tradition)

"My father also happened to be an intellectual, as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known. Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher."
- James Tobin
(Related: Father)

"I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis."
- James Tobin
(Related: Talent, Career, Economics, Taste)

"The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world?"
- Evangelista Torricelli
(Related: Balance, Infinite, Intellect, Privilege, World)

"History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: History, Life, Action, Nothing)

"Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: Life, Civilization, Blood, Curiosity)

"Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Virtue, Act, Culture, Intellect)

"What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers."
- Flora Tristan
(Related: Women, Superiority, Contrast, England, Slavery, Writers)

"Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Power, Company, Temper)

"The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Society, Development, Intellect, Potential, Productivity)

"I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Truth, Hope)

"I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist."
- Edward Tufte
"The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Constancy, Direction, Feeling, Intellect, Will)

"The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Intellect, Present, Universe)

"So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Music, Time)

"In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined."
- Cyrus Vance
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Energy, Goodwill, Intellect)

"My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Emotions, Intellect, World)

"The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Truth)

"There is a vast difference - a constitutional difference-between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar."
- Frederick M. Vinson
(Related: Difference, State, Students)

"We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world."
- Larry Wachowski
(Related: Idea, Action, Want, World)

"I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology, often with ample justification."
- Richard Wall
(Related: Eyes, Justification)

"An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex."
- Edgar Wallace
(Related: Sex)

"Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we're turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that's because we still have the opportunity here."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Opportunity, Now, Poor, Right, World)

"I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Wedding, Women, Creativity, Metaphor, Vocabulary, Weddings)

"English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Education, Women, Knowledge, English, Girls, Schools, Today)

"As far as intellectual training was concerned, my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Training, Years)

"I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Home, Teachers)

"No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Man, Reward)

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
- George Washington
(Related: Education, Life, Success, Mother, Woman)

"It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
"The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world."
- Max Weber
(Related: Fate, World)

"In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Power, Virtue, Attention, Humility, Nothing, Order)

"The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Society, Hope, Labor, Socialism, Today)

"I've become wary of interviews in which you're forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you've done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Decisions)

"We bring together the best ideas - turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Ideas, Managers, Meetings)

"Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Ideas, Company, Globalization, World)

"A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, People, Circumstances)

"It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters."
- Vanna White
(Related: Job, Letters, World)

"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."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Choice, Enemies, Friends, Man)

"I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Force, Intellect, Reason)

"Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Love, Women, Will)

"To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Intellect)

"My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect."
- Ellen Willis
(Related: Attitude, Impulses)

"Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Development, Canada, EnglFirst, Land, Spirit)

"People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: People, Purpose, Sense, Spirits, Will)

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Nature, Key, Satisfaction, Spiritual)

"Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals."
- Edmund Wilson
(Related: Intellectuals, Marxism, Opium)

"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Soul, Purpose, Eye, May, Mind, Nothing)

"I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Questions, School)

"The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill."
- Leonard Woolf
(Related: People, Intellect)

"All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Experience, Character, Control, Facts, Intellect, Senses, Will)

"The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Aspirations, Emotions, Philosophy, Questions)

"It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Equality, Consideration, Cooperation, Labor, Liberty, May, Will)

"An intellectual hatred is the worst."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Hatred)

"To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Politics, Theory)