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Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Helpless without it
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
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.
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
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
It has its limits
The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.
It is the wife
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
Madness and intelligence
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
There is no method but to be very intelligent.
T. S. Eliot
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment
Rusts for want of use
I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The stupid and the intelligent
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
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.