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Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
Karl Von Clausewitz
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Karl Von Clausewitz
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