Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
– Thomas Edison
Beauty is a gift, just like good health or intelligence. The only thing is not to be proud of being beautiful. Because you didn’t do anything – it was given to you.
– Monica Bellucci
Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.
– Carl von Clausewitz
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
– Jonathan Swift
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
– Georg C. Lichtenberg
Leveraging community intelligence and making connections is a key component to being a growth hacker.
– Ryan Holiday
Just as you should never confuse the law with common justice, intelligence should not be confused with common sense. Some of the brightest people in the world have no idea how to cross the road.
– Terry Wogan
If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
– Holly Near
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
– Liane Cordes
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
– Saul Bellow
The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work. You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.
– Stephen Bannon
A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
– Roy H. Williams
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good.
– John Bradshaw
Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.
– Claude Chabrol
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
– Bill Watterson
I’ve learned that intelligence alone doesn’t mean a damn thing. It only leads to violence and pain.
– Daniel Keyes
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
– James Allen
In the long term, artificial intelligence and automation are going to be taking over so much of what gives humans a feeling of purpose.
– Matt Bellamy
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
– Roger Ebert
We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
– Tabatha Coffey
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
– Gracie Allen