concept

Intelligence Quotes

30 of the best book quotes about intelligence
  1. #1
    “To a great mind, nothing is little,′ remarked Holmes, sententiously.”
  2. #2
    “If I can fool a bug... I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs.”
  3. #3
    For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.
  4. #4
    “Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded...”
  5. #5
    “Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.”
  6. #6
    “Lots of crazy people are smart.”
  7. #7
    “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
  8. #8
    “You have never heard me talk much. But an intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend his time with fools.”
  1. #9
    “I don’t understand it, and I don’t like what I don’t understand.”
  2. #10
    “Why do men often call smart women devious?”
  3. #11
    If you only have brains on your head you would be as good a man as any of them, and a better man than some of them. Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man.
  4. #12
    Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?
  5. #13
    “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
  6. #14
    “With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two.”
  7. #15
    “Kids are smarter than we think. They know how to survive the shit that’s dealt them better than some welfare worker who never spent a day in one of those kids’ shoes.”
  8. #16
    People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.
  1. #17
    Ritie, don’t worry ‘cause you ain’t pretty. Plenty pretty women I seen digging ditches or worse. You smart. I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind.
  2. #18
    “Please, Lily, you are insulting your fine intelligence. Do you have any idea how smart you are?”
  3. #19
    “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”
  4. #20
    “Conceit spoils the finest genius.”
  5. #21
    “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
  6. #22
    “Guy don’t need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus’ works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain’t hardly ever a nice fella.”
  7. #23
    It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
  8. #24
    “It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty...”
  1. #25
    “Money and titles may be hereditary,” she would say, “but brains are not.”
  2. #26
    For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.
  3. #27
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.
  4. #28
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.
  5. #29
    “It’s better to be sworn to an honest fool than to a lying scholar.”
  6. #30
    “Determination is as common among men who are dull and foolish as it is among those who are brilliant intellects. So, no, determination cannot be what we’re looking for.”
Book Lists › vehicles
Children's Books About Vehicles
Book Lists › female role models
Children's Books About Female Role Models
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More