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The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
I have known people who are working class or craftsmen, who happen to be more intellectual than professors.
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Believe me, the intellectual revolution is going on, and that has to come first before you see the political changes. That's where I'm very optimistic.
Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.
Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
John Stuart Mill
The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.
When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while.
I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.
The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual idea will never stimulate thought in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
When I was 20, in 1957, and maybe you would say I was old enough to know better, but nevertheless, I was completely nuts about Buddy Holly. And I loved pop bands that had absolutely no intellectual pretensions whatsoever. I loved the Monkees.
I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most.
To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual.
Emile M. Cioran
The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes - but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life.
Ezra Taft Benson
Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.
To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
John F. Kennedy
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