Quotes and Sayings about Intelligence



"There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Intelligence)

"It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Intelligence, Beginning)

"No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Faith, Intelligence, Man)

"Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Insult, Respect, Worth)

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

"Intelligence is a moral category."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Intelligence)

"People have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Intelligence, People, Care, World)

"The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Lie, People, Cartoons)

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don't understand what the real problems are."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Distrust, Problems)

"There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, People, Existence, Result, Results)

"We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Country, Support)

"Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Party)

"I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Intelligence, Heart, Man)

"The Queen's intelligence network is a hell of a lot better than anyone's in this palace. Bar none. She knows everything. I don't know how she does it. And she sees everything."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Intelligence, Hell, Network, Queen)

"Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Intelligence, Men, God, Courage, Miracles)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Intelligence, Behavior, Law)

"Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Intelligence, Children, Creation)

"She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Europe, Man, Now)

"I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Character, Censure, Criticism, Respect, Right)

"For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Idiots, Passion, Youth)

"The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Progress, Wealth, Force, Measure, Mind)

"Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Film, Humanity, Want)

"It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges."
- Bob Barr
(Related: Intelligence, Laws, Today)

"For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane."
- Charles F. Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Incompetence, Years)

"Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Security, Weapons)

"Why did the Clinton Administration wait from 1995 to 1998 to tighten security and bolster counterintelligence at U.S. weapons labs?"
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Security, Weapons)

"The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Defense, Energy, Present, Will)

"As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, I will be participating in several hearings on the startling revelations contained in the report."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Will)

"But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Community, Fact, Incompetence, May, Treason)

"I am not a member of the CIA or any other intelligence agency."
- James R. Bath
(Related: Intelligence)

"The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Intelligence)

"Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Intelligence, Humanity, Poets, Sense)

"As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, People, Common sense, Liberty)

"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Intelligence, Deep, Ignorance, Illusion)

"A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Weight)

"We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intelligence, Inferiority, Superiority, Man)

"Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct)

"Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intelligence, Tools)

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Intelligence, Government, Civilization, Office, Republican)

"There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Intelligence, Nothing)

"The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence)

"I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence, Policy)

"We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Objectives)

"Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Intelligence, Military, Nation)

"Judy, we think that since the 11th of September, 2001, we've faced a similar heightened threat level. And we've been enhancing both the exchange of intelligence and security information and the assessment of that information, because that's the crucial element."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Security)

"Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Power, People, Poor)

"I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

"The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Authority, Job, Needs)

"The 9/11 Commission strongly recommends that the National Intelligence Director be fully in control of the budget, from developing it to implementing it, to ensuring that the National Intelligence Director has the clout to make decisions."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Decisions)

"It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible."
- Lucien Bouchard
(Related: Intelligence, Life, Childhood, Children, Sense, Wonder, World)

"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Intelligence, Mistakes)

"If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Fact, Today, Years)

"My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Intelligence, Success, Common sense)

"In reality, serial killers are of average intelligence."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Intelligence, Reality)

"The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence."
- John Bruton
(Related: Intelligence, Terrorism)

"We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: History, Intelligence, Failure, Months, states, United)

"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Intelligence)

"I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Intelligence, Insult)

"Imagination is but another name for super intelligence."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Name)

"I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Intelligence, Pretty, Respect)

"I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Intelligence)

"There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence."
- John Calvin
(Related: Intelligence, Confidence, Spirit)

"And then fourth, we have that essential group of people who track programs and budgets to ensure that they align with the needs of preparation and warning, counterintelligence and support to the operational war fighter."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: War, People, Budgets, Needs, Preparation, Support)

"But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Change, Intelligence, Nature, Awareness, Desire, Space, Will)

"One is to ensure that the war fighters and the intelligence analysts get the information that they need when they need it, in a format that's useful to them."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Intelligence, War, Information)

"Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Defense, Information, Value, Years)

"We have been working hard to think about what our combined needs are going to be in the way of intelligence capabilities, not today but 15 to 20 years in the future."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Intelligence, Future, Needs, Today, Years)

"The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Fact, Harm, Reason, Security)

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Fact, Mind, Nihilism, Suffering, World)

"Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

"Our men and women in uniform deserve the best intelligence possible to help them protect America."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Women, America, Help)

"Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence."
- Jerry Cantrell
(Related: Intelligence, Military, Words)

"Policymakers have to make judgments based on the best intelligence they get."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence)

"My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Battle, Doubt, Information, Order, Participation, Understanding)

"Intelligence is not a science."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Science)

"I can remember when I was National Security Adviser, the intelligence community told us... they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Force, National security, Saying)

"And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I think it is a responsibility of policymakers to use their best judgment on the basis of the intelligence they've received."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Judgment, Responsibility)

"I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Sense, Stupidity)

"All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Intelligence, Talent, Voice, World)

"There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Intelligence, American, Country, United, Woman)

"I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Work, America, Law)

"These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Law, states, United)

"The security of the United States, which is so dependent on having accurate and timely intelligence, is not a Republican or a Democratic issue."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Intelligence, Republican, Security, states, United)

"Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism, and we must improve the collection capabilities and analysis of intelligence to protect the security of the United States and its allies."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, First, Security, states, Terrorism, United)

"Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Chess, Waste)

"Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Chess, Waste)

"God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Intelligence, God, Truth, Error, Imperfection, Name)

"We've done it in intelligence sharing and certain elements of security. There were parts of the department, in fact, that worked very well in Katrina, like the Coast Guard and TSA."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Intelligence, Fact, Security, Sharing)

"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Intelligence, Intuition, Support, Woman)

"Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Legislation, Nation, Needs, Now, Post, World)

"The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged with protecting the Nation from terrorism."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Intelligence, Act, Law, Nation, Terrorism)

"I don't want to talk about intelligence matters. I will say, however, that intelligence-community estimates should not become public in the way of this city and in the way of Congress."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Intelligence, Congress, Public, Talk, Want, Will)

"The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We're turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Intelligence, War, Country, Information, states, United, World)

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)

"Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Intelligence, Genius, Will)

"Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Intelligence, Belief)

"It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Intelligence, Survival, Value)

"Intelligence is nothing without delight."
- Paul Claudel
(Related: Intelligence, Delight, Nothing)

"Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Intelligence, War)

"God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible."
- James Clavell
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, God, Nothing, Wonders)

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Intelligence, Women, Civilization, Man, Vote, Want, Woman)

"A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, Success, Intelligence, Morality, People, Interest, Justice)

"In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Intelligence)

"For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Intelligence, Execution, Mathematics)

"It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'"
- Arthur H. Compton
(Related: Intelligence, Faith, God, Truth, Beginning, Universe)

"Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence."
- James Hal Cone
(Related: Intelligence, Truth)

"Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Intelligence, Curiosity)

"The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Church, Cause, Facts, Investigation)

"No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Intelligence, Man, Stupidity)

"It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

"Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Intelligence, Character, Euphemisms)

"Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Humanity)

"If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct, Reason)

"If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct, Reason)

"Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

"Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Virtue, Forget, Gentlemen, Republican)

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Intelligence, Ambition)

"Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Audiences, Doubt, Fantasy, Islands)

"I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Body, Man, Right, Want, Wrong)

"We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend."
- Betty Dodson
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Girlfriend, Ego, Man, Sensitivity)

"Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Time, Building, Fire, Help, Machine, Machines, Man, Right)

"Well, it's a - I don't want to disappoint you, but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters."
- Alexander Downer
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Tradition, Want, Years)

"Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Intelligence, Body, Nothing)

"Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Intelligence, Purpose, Fashion, Universe)

"The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Intelligence, Destiny, Question, Space, Will)

"I think what he's - what he believes, and he may be correct, I don't know, that we have some intelligence information that leads us to know some things about what's going on in Iraq that we haven't revealed to others."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Iraq, May)

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Intelligence, Purpose, Accomplishment, Being, Planning, Production)

"I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Intelligence, Fact, Infinite, Laws, World)

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Knowledge)

"There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Love, Faith, Intelligence, America, Cure, Energy, Freedom, Nothing, Wrong)

"If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Intelligence, Men, War, Thought, Ability, Man, Solution, Suicide, Weapons)

"People have taught me not to look for intelligence in rockmusic."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Intelligence, People)

"Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Intelligence, People, Wealth, America, Man, Right)

"One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person."
- William Feather
(Related: Happiness, Intelligence)

"I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Intelligence, Fire, Military, Service)

"They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Intelligence, Training, Weapons)

"We now witness the constructive work on a foundation that will endure through the ages. That foundation is the god of science - revealed to us in terms that will harmonize with our intelligence."
- John Fiske
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Work, God, Now, Will)

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Ideas, Ability, First, Mind)

"It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Difference, Race)

"Since the tragedies, the Department of Homeland Security was established to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and most importantly, to share intelligence information among government agencies and departments."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Information, Security, states, United)

"I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Men, Intelligence, Women, Feet, Sense)

"And I understand that, I testified in closed hearings over eight years because there are intelligence matters, there are sensitive matters that should not be held in a public hearing."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Intelligence, Hearing, Public, Years)

"Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It's great. The problem is there's a million dots at the time."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Fire, Hindsight, Information, Trying, Water)

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Intelligence, Contrast)

"Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Intelligence, Wealth)

"When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Business, Intelligence, People)

"My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Hope, Training, Words)

"But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Job, Relationships, Will)

"We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Intelligence, Sensibility)

"Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Intelligence, Man, Stupidity)

"This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Flaws, Iraq, Leading, President)

"We need to make a greater investment in human intelligence."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, Investment)

"We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Responsibility)

"I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, National security, Years)

"During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets, taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our human intelligence to decline."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Information, Listening)

"I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will."
- Antonio Gramsci
(Related: Intelligence, Will)

"Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?"
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Intelligence, War, Thought, People, Dumb, President)

"When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Intelligence, Computer, Machine, Play, Will)

"That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Intelligence, Elections, Influence, Resolution, Security, Spring, Troops)

"You'll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It was not a warning about the place and the method and the time - it was a general warning. And that points out the imperfection, if you would, of our intelligence."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Imperfection)

"It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Effect, Force, Result, Weight, Wind)

"I never threatened him and no Syrian intelligence officer has ever pointed a gun to his head."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Intelligence)

"We can no longer expect an Intelligence Community that is mostly male and mostly white to be able to monitor and infiltrate suspicious organizations or terrorist groups."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Community)

"So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I'm really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Being, Committee, Congress, Democrats, Play, Tomorrow, Will)

"A lot of the things that we've been able to do in the last several years were Democratic ideas, including the structure for this new director of national intelligence."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Ideas, Years)

"The Committee's review of a series of intelligence shortcomings, to include intelligence prior to 9/11 and the pre-war intelligence on Iraq, clearly reveal how vital a diverse intelligence workforce is to our national security."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Iraq, National security)

"The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Intelligence, Being)

"To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Intelligence, Exercise, Force, Ignorance)

"In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Intelligence, Ignorance)

"Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Intelligence, Imagination, Love, Danger, Kindness, Relationships, Will)

"Since September 11th Congress has created the Department of Homeland Security, more than doubled the homeland security budget and implemented a bipartisan overhaul of our intelligence systems."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Intelligence, Congress, Security)

"It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Intelligence, Survival, Value)

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Change, Intelligence, Ability)

"Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence."
- John Michael Hayes
(Related: Intelligence, Nothing, Race, Trouble)

"Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right."
- Shirley Hazzard
(Related: Imagination, Love, Intelligence, Truth, Fact, Right)

"This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him."
- Richard M. Helms
(Related: Intelligence, Negative, Mind)

"Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual."
- Richard M. Helms
(Related: Intelligence, May)

"So many people say that obviously my game has changed since I arrived here and I say that it's good that it changed, otherwise it would show a lack of intelligence."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Intelligence, People)

"The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults. There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Intelligence, Learning)

"There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."
- Don Herold
(Related: Intelligence, Sense)

"I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor. It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they fun to live with on a tour bus for years, but humor implies intelligence."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Humor, Intelligence, Fun, Sense, Sound, Years)

"It doesn't matter that Bush scares the hell out of me. What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot of very important people in Washington who can't speak out, in the military, in the intelligence community."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Intelligence, People, Community, Hell, Military, Washington)

"Action is the real measure of intelligence."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Intelligence, Action, Measure)

"People's intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number. People don't tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Intelligence, People)

"God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body."
- Raymond Holliwell
(Related: Intelligence, Trust, God, Blind, Body, Mind)

"The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Men, People, Constitution)

"Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Intelligence, Day, Law, Spirit)

"Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Intelligence)

"Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Wife, Memory)

"The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything except inside their bureau."
- David Hunt
(Related: Intelligence, Authority, Community, Security)

"I wasn't privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City."
- E. Howard Hunt
(Related: Intelligence)

"I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me."
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Related: Intelligence)

"Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Intelligence, Man)

"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Intelligence, Vision, Children, Clarity, Curiosity, Intolerance, Remarkable)

"The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Time, Intelligence, Potential, Presidency, President, Rumor)

"Another factor is the decision, made in 1976, to sharply divide the FBI and the foreign intelligence agencies. The FBI would collect within the United States; the foreign intelligence agencies would collect overseas."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Intelligence, Decision, states, United)

"You want to keep intelligence separate from policy."
- Bobby Ray Inman
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Want)

"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Talent, Divinity, Woman)

"Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Fear, Virtue, Confidence, Despair, Majority, Result)

"The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Intelligence, Consistency, Football)

"Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Actions, Intentions, Results)

"Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Action, Intention, Intentions, May, Sin, Wrong)

"I feel as though my career really hit its high point when I was cast as a supporting actress in 'American Wedding'. I thought the script had a lot of depth and intelligence, and it really just jumped off the page."
- January Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Wedding, Thought, Career)

"I've gotten to go wonderful places, meet interesting and intelligent people, and I started of course in the theatre and continue to work in the theatre where there is some intelligence involved in it."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Work, People, Theatre)

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Intelligence, Talent, Teamwork, Games)

"Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Intelligence, Guidance)

"In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib to the military intelligence command completely; it was, after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Iraq, Military)

"Military intelligence interrogators, however, their goal is to get information, to save lives, to stop the war, to find Saddam - whatever the information is going to be used for, at whatever cost."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, War, Goal, Information, Military)

"The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion - 1,200, 1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, Day, Force, Military, Prison, Protection, Soldiers)

"Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower."
- Alan Kay
(Related: Intelligence, Time, People, Inferiority, Mind, Right, Will, Worry)

"The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD. It turns out that we were all wrong, probably in my judgment, and that is most disturbing."
- David Kay
(Related: Intelligence, Judgment, Service, Wrong)

"I also believe that it is time to begin the fundamental analysis of how we got here, what led us here and what we need to do in order to ensure that we are equipped with the best possible intelligence as we face these issues in the future."
- David Kay
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Future, Order)

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?"
- John Keats
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, School, World)

"An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Intelligence, Being)

"Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Intelligence, Faith)

"I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Intelligence)

"All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Intelligence, Computer, Inventions, Laziness, Man)

"I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Life, Beauty, Intelligence, God, Children, Friends, Gifts, Respect, Spirit)

"If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family, give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence. If you do not, you will see what God has willed."
- Hulagu Khan
(Related: God, Family, Intelligence, Advice, Will)

"I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity."
- Carole King
(Related: Intelligence, Creativity, Career, Respect)

"We can't gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we've already done that - with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253."
- Peter King
(Related: Intelligence, Future, Reason, Right)

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Character, Goal)

"Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Intelligence)

"By the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Intelligence, Will)

"There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them."
- Lactantius
(Related: Intelligence, Being, Energy, Reflection)

"It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Intelligence, Morality, People, Acting, Psychology, Spiritual)

"Intelligence is enormously sexy."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Intelligence)

"Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities. It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Quality, Genius, Balance, Taste)

"But the same intelligence compels Germany to practise the same policy."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Germany)

"Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Life, Sex, Consciousness, Intuition)

"Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Intelligence, Money, Science)

"The universe is an intelligence test."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Intelligence, Universe)

"If they had said my writing wasn't good enough, fair enough, that's an opinion. But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: Intelligence, Insult, Opinion, Writing)

"I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: Faith, Intelligence, American)

"The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves."
- David Letterman
(Related: Intelligence, Giving, Jokes)

"The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, Credibility, Iraq, Respect, World)

"When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years."
- Carl Levin
(Related: War, Intelligence, Decision, Months, Years)

"Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, War, Action, Decision, Concern, Iraq, Military, Order, President, Public, Support)

"I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence."
- Bernard Liautaud
(Related: Business, Intelligence, Growth, Company, Potential, Sales)

"Improving our national intelligence capabilities should remain a top priority and a continual process."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Intelligence)

"The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Nature, Intelligence, Compliment, Insult, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sense, Will)

"Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Difficulties, Exercise, May)

"In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator's separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Intelligence, May, Sophistication)

"The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality - not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate - is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Intelligence, Difficulty, Facts, Personality)

"Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Intelligence, Courtesy)

"There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history."
- James Lovelock
(Related: History, Intelligence)

"To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Intelligence)

"The Bush administration also was not straightforward about the intelligence it had, releasing tenuous information that fit its goal of attacking Iraq. I feel deceived."
- Ken Lucas
(Related: Intelligence, Goal, Information, Iraq)

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

"There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: First)

"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Intelligence, Men, First)

"I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people."
- Alexander Mackenzie
(Related: Intelligence, People, Policy, Canada, Country, Danger)

"The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?'"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Intelligence, First, National security, Today)

"I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Self, Violence)

"In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Intelligence, Society, Reality)

"Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Men, Christianity, Worth)

"Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Intelligence, Contradiction, Military)

"People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Intelligence, People, Enemy, Fool, Indifference, Man, Woman)

"Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Intelligence, Foolishness, Information)

"Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intelligence, Emotion)

"Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intelligence, Faces)

"Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, May)

"The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Fact, Military)

"But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality - a consciousness of the human intelligence, the human spirit and that man is a social creature."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Intelligence, Quality, Consciousness, Man, Spirit)

"The intelligence of the lower forms of animal life, like a great deal of human intelligence, does not involve a self."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Intelligence, Life, Self)

"I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Intelligence, Dream, Death, Birth, Country, Freedom, Now)

"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Intelligence, Money, People, Office, Public, World)

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Love)

"The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Intelligence, Anger, Fear, Desire, Hate, Ignorance, Shame, Voice)

"I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Intelligence, Germany, Military, Office)

"In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Intelligence, Dictatorship, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

"Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Intelligence, Wisdom, Appreciation, Deep, Mystery)

"If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity."
- Samuel Morse
(Related: Intelligence, Electricity, May, Reason)

"According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Intelligence, Action, Experts, Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Family, Intelligence, Children, Parents)

"The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness."
- Daniel P. Moynihan
(Related: Intelligence, People, Ambition, Corporations, Country)

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Love, Genius, Soul)

"There'll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Intelligence, Opinion)

"Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult - often impossible - for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Intelligence, Act, Information)

"So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Intelligence, Purpose)

"In order to be successful against each of these threats, we have to have a presence overseas, work closely not only with our counterparts in the law enforcement community, but also with the intelligence community."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Successful, Community, Law, Order)

"One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Intelligence)

"Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious."
- Charles Munch
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Music, Land, Unconscious, Words)

"If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum."
- Holly Near
(Related: Intelligence, Wisdom, Mistakes)

"The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Intelligence, Defeat)

"I think anybody with any intelligence sits down and sees Star Trek not a kids' show."
- Nichelle Nichols
(Related: Intelligence, Kids)

"Lincoln's stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition - in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Sex, Strength, Ambition, Popularity)

"Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Intelligence, War, Actions, Cooperation, Planning, Police, Sharing, Succeed, Terror)

"Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Time, Fact)

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Thought, Knowledge, Country, First, Humanity, Nation, Will, World)

"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold."
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
(Related: Intelligence, Play)

"George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Culture)

"A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Intelligence, God)

"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Intelligence, Man)

"The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Intelligence, Leisure)

"The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Intelligence, Mind)

"Sculpture is the art of the intelligence."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Sculpture)

"I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Intelligence)

"I don't intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy. I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Intelligence, Right)

"I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Focus, Mission, Priorities, Public, Relationships, Support, Traveling, Want)

"The reason we are doing these types of pat downs and using the advanced imagery technology is trying to take the latest intelligence and how we know al Qaeda and affiliates want to hurt us, they want to bring down whether it is passenger air craft or cargo aircraft."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Hurt, Reason, Trying, Want)

"Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Madness)

"Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Intelligence, Exercise)

"The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Work, Intelligence, People, Act, American, Defense, Law, National security, Talking)

"The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Intelligence, People)

"Oprah is so bright, and her intelligence is so piercing that I don't think anyone who spends a few minutes with her isn't struck by that."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Intelligence)

"Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Intelligence, People, Sickness)

"An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Courage, Virtue, Popular, Press, Public, Right)

"I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Intelligence, Support)

"Our intelligence community needs better coordination of operations and exchange of information, and that's why we need an overall director of national intelligence and a national counterterrorism center."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Information, Needs)

"The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Intelligence, Society, Being, Living, Reason, Right)

"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Growth, Limits, Wonder)

"We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other ballistic missiles in Iraq. And part of the problem is that, since 1998, there has been no way to even get minimal information about those programs except through intelligence means."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Iraq)

"Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Intelligence, People, Heart, Actors, Behavior, Open)

"First, I have the privilege of being Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It is not an oxymoron I assure you."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Intelligence, Being, Committee, First, Privilege, Senate)

"Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran, that we can't make the same mistakes. We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before, not afterwards, and get the right intelligence."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Intelligence, Mistakes, Questions, Right)

"There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Eyes)

"We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Intelligence, Building, Defense, Military, Security, Will)

"I want to exude strength and intelligence."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Want)

"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Religion, Science, Intelligence, Reason, Will)

"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Intelligence, Praise, Word)

"We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Thought, Fact, Freedom, Obstacles)

"It is conceded by all that man is the very highest type of all living creatures on the earth. His intelligence is far superior to that of any other earthly being."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Intelligence, Being, Earth, Living, Man)

"Guantanamo allows us to secure dangerous detainees without the risk of escape, while at the same time providing us with valuable intelligence information on how best to proceed in the war against terror and prevent future attacks."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Intelligence, Time, War, Future, Information, Risk, Terror)

"So that, to me, is important that audiences are treated with an amount of respect toward their intelligence. Most Hollywood films don't respect their intelligence."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Intelligence, Audiences, Hollywood, Respect)

"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are."
- George Santayana
(Related: Intelligence)

"Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Intelligence, Skill, Trade, Trying, Walking, World)

"I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Osama bin laden)

"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)

"But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Intelligence)

"The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be essential if we are to avoid another September 11th."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Intelligence, Will)

"Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Intelligence, Failure, Destruction, Investigation, Iraq, Needs, Weapons)

"Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Growth, Pain, Suffering)

"Could it be that all those reports coming from our own intelligence that Bush ignored was right all along? Could it be that the UN was right all along?"
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: Intelligence, Right)

"Terrorists continue to exploit divisions between law enforcement and the intelligence communities that limit the sharing of vital counterterrorism information."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Law, Sharing)

"I certainly believe that improving our intelligence is of important national interest."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Intelligence, Interest)

"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Intelligence)

"I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser."
- Richard Shelby
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Country, Fact, Order)

"The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Friendship, Letters)

"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
- Clare Short
(Related: Intelligence, People, Lady, Press, Pressure, Promise, Trying)

"To lack intelligence is to be in the ring blindfolded."
- David M. Shoup
(Related: Intelligence)

"But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It's about character, it's about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don't see."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Intelligence, People, Dream, Character, Actors, Behavior)

"Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Intelligence, Consciousness, Meaning, Universe)

"The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation's ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Ability, Act, Crime, Drugs, Information, Nation, Terrorism, Tools)

"Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Intelligence, God, Mind, Reflection)

"Blame heaped on planners and those said to be responsible for unreliable intelligence."
- Thomas Smith
(Related: Intelligence, Blame)

"The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Intelligence, Life, Ability, Evaluate, Pleasure, Skill)

"Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Intelligence, Ideas, Taste)

"If you look at the publishers I've worked with, generally, they're a great bunch. Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of. The people I've worked with have integrity and intelligence and, almost always, less money than ideas."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Intelligence, Money, People, Ideas, Creation, Integrity, Publishing)

"If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Assertiveness, Country, Defense, Independence, Play)

"The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Intelligence, Benefits, Humanity, Right, Skill)

"The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Benefits, Class, Labor)

"It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Intelligence, Conviction, Fish, Man)

"Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness."
- John Sterling
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct, Self)

"Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Intelligence, Success, First, Job)

"I do have concerns about the current efforts to restructure our nation's intelligence community."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Nation)

"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)

"I am not opposed to intelligence reform on its face, but any changes should reflect the current context."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Reform)

"And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music."
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Related: Art, Music, Intelligence, Perception, Consciousness, Media, Senses, Sensibility, Will)

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."
- Joseph Story
(Related: Intelligence, People, Virtue, Order, Public, Spirit)

"We will have to continue to improve our human intelligence system-something that was, unfortunately, lacking in the years which led up to September 11. This is going to be a continuing process of change."
- John Sununu
(Related: Change, Intelligence, Will, Years)

"The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Happiness, Love, Wisdom, Intelligence, Peace, Heaven, Reason)

"The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence."
- James Joseph Sylvester
(Related: Intelligence, Laws, Mathematics, Physics, World)

"Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Intelligence, Courage, Thinking)

"I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence - providing they have the facts, providing they have the information."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Intelligence, People, American, Books, Decency, Deep, Facts, Information)

"Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Consequences, Culture, Now)

"Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Intelligence, Earth)

"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 folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Fact, Folk)

"You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Intelligence, Distrust, Judgment)

"I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Power, Intelligence, Nature, Animals, Plants)

"Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Ability)

"Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations."
- Leopold Trepper
(Related: Intelligence, Army)

"It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside."
- Chris Tucker
(Related: Intelligence, Comedy, Reality)

"If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Intelligence, Beginning, First)

"It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Intelligence, Army, Results, Will)

"That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Intelligence, Hate)

"Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Nature, God, Animals, Creation, First, May, World)

"Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively, is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11. We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States. We didn't find them."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Intelligence, Disaster, states, United)

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Intelligence, Argument, Authority, Memory)

"But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Intelligence, Society, Help)

"Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Intelligence, Will, Years)

"I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Intelligence, Network, Potential, Research)

"But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Ability, Information, Sense)

"In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Information, Limits)

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Intelligence, Heart, National security)

"In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Fight, Police, Security, Terrorism)

"A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Intelligence, People)

"Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral."
- Vernon A. Walters
(Related: Intelligence, Attitude, Americans, Want)

"Elia Kazan understood my problems. He was able to bring out the very best in me. He gave me credit for my intelligence."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Intelligence, Credit, Problems)

"The people who work in intelligence work are more conscious, more apt to be attentive."
- William Hedgcock Webster
(Related: Intelligence, Work, People)

"Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Intelligence, Being)

"The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Intelligence, Opinions)

"The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Intelligence, Man)

"Louis Freeh said on national TV that actionable intelligence could have allowed us to stop the hijackings."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Intelligence)

"How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?"
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Intelligence, Truth, Chance, Soldiers)

"The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Intelligence, Mob, Spirit)

"If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence, his noblest function is the search for truth."
- Morris West
(Related: God, Intelligence, Truth, Man)

"There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Mob, Reason)

"In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Control)

"Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Commitment, Military, Risk)

"Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Decisions)

"Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy."
- Theodore White
(Related: Intelligence, Quality, Bravery, Grace, Mercy, Sense)

"Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency."
- Wayne White
(Related: Business, Experience, Intelligence, Risk)

"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Intelligence, Ability, Act)

"It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Intelligence, Obvious)

"Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Legal, Intelligence, Act, Defense, Information, Law, Sharing)

"Since other countries and terrorist organizations are working to secure information that could threaten national security, more funding is provided in the bill to increase counter-intelligence activities."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Countries, Information, National security)

"Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence, but are not noticeably patient."
- Charles Williams
(Related: God, Intelligence, Accusations, Epigrams, Job, May)

"Belief is the death of intelligence."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Death, Intelligence, Belief)

"Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders."
- Sloan Wilson
(Related: Success, Intelligence, Energy, Leaders)

"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Intelligence, Battle, Language, Philosophy)

"Most of the results of using technical bugging devices were of little importance for my service. It may have been different in counter-intelligence, where bugs in flats, etc., were used to obtain a lot of information about what counter-intelligence was interested in."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Bugs, Importance, Information, May, Results, Service)

"Making use of human weaknesses in intelligence work is a logical matter. It keeps coming up, and of course you try to look at all the aspects that interest you in a human being."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Being, Interest)

"I feel that I, and the people under my command, tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting agents which were also used by other intelligence services; adopting also means like pressure, money, sex - but that did not characterize my service."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Intelligence, Money, Sex, People, Pressure, Service)

"I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Intelligence, Man, World)

"There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Intelligence, Idea, Country, Man, Mind, Opinions, Pursuit, Woman)

"There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Hollywood)

"The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Accidents, Causes, Man)