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.”
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