Quotations on Intelligence

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No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Faith, Intelligence, Man)

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Car, Intelligence, Power, People, Poor)

I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: History, Intelligence, Failure, Months, states, United)

Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Keywords: Imagination, Intelligence, Name)

But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.
- Stephen Cambone
(Keywords: Change, Intelligence, Nature, Awareness, Desire, Space, Will)

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Government, Success, Intelligence, Morality, People, Interest, Justice)

It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health.
- Michael Crapo
(Keywords: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Government, Intelligence, People, Virtue, Forget, Gentlemen, Republican)

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 A. Edison
(Keywords: Work, Intelligence, Purpose, Accomplishment, Being, Planning, Production)

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Imagination, Intelligence, Knowledge)

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Love, Faith, Intelligence, America, Cure, Energy, Freedom, Nothing, Wrong)

Since the tragedies, the Department of Homeland Security was established to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and most importantly, to share intelligence information among government agencies and departments.
- Randy Forbes
(Keywords: Government, Intelligence, Information, Security, states, United)

I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet.
- John Frankenheimer
(Keywords: Men, Intelligence, Women, Feet, Sense)

When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
- Daniel Goleman
(Keywords: Business, Intelligence, People)

My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.
- Daniel Goleman
(Keywords: Education, Intelligence, Hope, Training, Words)

When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.
- Gary Gygax
(Keywords: Experience, Intelligence, Computer, Machine, Play, Will)

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking
(Keywords: Change, Intelligence, Ability)

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard
(Keywords: Imagination, Love, Intelligence, Truth, Fact, Right)

I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor. It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they fun to live with on a tour bus for years, but humor implies intelligence.
- Kristin Hersh
(Keywords: Humor, Intelligence, Fun, Sense, Sound, Years)

The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Education, Intelligence, Men, People, Constitution)

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Imagination, Intelligence, Wife, Memory)

The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency.
- Bobby R. Inman
(Keywords: Time, Intelligence, Potential, Presidency, President, Rumor)

After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Beauty, Intelligence, Talent, Divinity, Woman)

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Government, Intelligence, People, Fear, Virtue, Confidence, Despair, Majority, Result)

I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life.
- Rose Kennedy
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Intelligence, God, Children, Friends, Gifts, Respect, Spirit)

If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family, give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence. If you do not, you will see what God has willed.
- Hulagu Khan
(Keywords: God, Family, Intelligence, Advice, Will)

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Education, Intelligence, Character, Goal)

Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities. It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Keywords: Health, Intelligence, Quality, Genius, Balance, Taste)

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Beauty, Intelligence, Life, Sex, Consciousness, Intuition)

I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four.
- Jim Lehrer
(Keywords: Faith, Intelligence, American)

When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years.
- Carl Levin
(Keywords: War, Intelligence, Decision, Months, Years)

I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence.
- Bernard Liautaud
(Keywords: Business, Intelligence, Growth, Company, Potential, Sales)

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Nature, Intelligence, Compliment, Insult, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sense, Will)

The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence.
- Martin McGuinness
(Keywords: Car, Intelligence, Fact, Military)

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Imagination, Intelligence, Love)

Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
- Lord Mountbatten
(Keywords: Family, Intelligence, Children, Parents)

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Keywords: Imagination, Intelligence, Love, Genius, Soul)

Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.
- Charles Munch
(Keywords: Art, Intelligence, Music, Land, Unconscious, Words)

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
- Pablo Picasso
(Keywords: Art, Intelligence, Sculpture)

The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security.
- Jon Porter
(Keywords: Legal, Work, Intelligence, People, Act, American, Defense, Law, National security, Talking)

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Keywords: Government, Intelligence, Courage, Virtue, Popular, Press, Public, Right)

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan
(Keywords: Imagination, Intelligence, Growth, Limits, Wonder)

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Intelligence, Reason, Will)

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Education, Intelligence, Thought, Fact, Freedom, Obstacles)

And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Keywords: Art, Music, Intelligence, Perception, Consciousness, Media, Senses, Sensibility, Will)

We will have to continue to improve our human intelligence system-something that was, unfortunately, lacking in the years which led up to September 11. This is going to be a continuing process of change.
- John Sununu
(Keywords: Change, Intelligence, Will, Years)

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Keywords: Happiness, Love, Wisdom, Intelligence, Peace, Heaven, Reason)

I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Keywords: Power, Intelligence, Nature, Animals, Plants)



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