One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
—George Bernard Shaw
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
You don't have to be a genius when you're surrounded by morons.
—Laurence J. Peter
An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
—Robert J. Shiller
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
A mind too active is no mind at all.
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
—Honore de Balzac
Who ever said that doctors are truthful or even intelligent? You're getting a lot if they know their profession. Don't ask any more from them. They're only human, after all.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.
Greatness of mind is never measured by what one disbelieves.
Routine in an intelligent person is a sign of ambition.
—W. H. Auden