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Cynical realism

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Aldous Huxley

Genius
Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Alexander Pope

Helpless without it
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
Euripides

Human genius
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
William Hazlitt

Infinite intelligence
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

Intelligent hell
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Victor Hugo

It has its limits
The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein

It is the wife
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
Victor Hugo

Madness and intelligence
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe

Magical things
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Bertrand Russell

Mediocre people
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
W. Somerset Maugham

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

No method
There is no method but to be very intelligent.
T. S. Eliot

Respond intelligently
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment
Lao Tzu

Rusts for want of use
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
William Hazlitt

Servitude
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley

Smart enough
I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
William Hazlitt

So clever
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

The stupid and the intelligent
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

Three kinds of intelligence
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

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