Quotation Explorer - 'Intellect'

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Galilei
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through? - C. S. Lewis
Smartphones are tools which fools fiddle with when they are around people that they don’t have the courage, or, the intellect, to converse with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Brahman is the ultimate reality; it is simultaneously Saguna and Nirguna; divisions are due to ignorance. Mind and intellect can never catch hold of it; they have only one option and that is to merge with it. - Amit Ray
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle. - Bryant McGill
Atheists determine there is no God based on their own intellect. I've determined there is a God based on His intellect. - William Branks
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. - Albert Einstein
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury
God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith. - Mahatma Gandhi
All the activities that are happening in this world are indeed done through the intellect; there is no need for Knowledge there. Knowledge is indeed in Knowledge (Knowing). And whatever actions are done through the intellect, the Knowledge ‘Knows’ it too. - Dada Bhagwan
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Elegance; it lacks the intellect -he is not a dancer who dances to the beat of love - on the other hand, the heart, can not solve mathematical problems. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Through synergy of intellect, artistry and grace came into existence the blessing of a dancer. - Shah Asad Rizvi
The reason I believe that emotion is a higher state than intellect is that chess computers don't enjoy winning. - R.A.Delmonico
If you want to go to moksha (attain ultimate liberation), you will have to become simple and straightforward. Being obstinate won’t work there. You will have to remove all the tubers; become totally free from intellect (abudh). - Dada Bhagwan
RASCALITY, n. Stupidity militant. The activity of a clouded intellect. - Ambrose Bierce
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect - they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul - not of intellect, or of heart. - Edgar Allan Poe
Imagination is a very high sort of seeing, which does not come by study, but by the intellect being where and what it sees, by sharing the path, or circuits of things through forms, and so making them translucid to others. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
He had let me know time after time that he was a thinking man, a man of intellect and wit. Yet one unintended hungry look into my eyes and he betrayed each of his words he had carefully spoken to me. I knew it in that instant. He was a viscerally driven man. And one day, he would possess me. - Coco J. Ginger
My intellect is so limited, Lord, that I can only trust in You to preserve me as I should be. - Flannery O'Connor
Any belief which encourages you to use your own intellect, which motivates you to question everything and points out your own mind as the only road for your salvation is a good belief! - Mehmet Murat ildan
My friends, your people have both intellect and heart; you use these to consider in what way you can do the best to live.
When man manages his intellect and steadies his mind, He discovers the all-pervading Self. - Gian Kumar
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaudy display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
Somehow creationists keep us naturalists in track to some extent. They are the representation of human stupidity at its extreme. And we need some stupidity in the society for true intellect to be adored. - Abhijit Naskar
Hanging around people you’re smarter than is good for your ego. Hanging around people who are smarter than you is good for your intellect. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use your intellect to guide you, and you will end up putting peopleoff. Rely on your emotions, and you will forever be pushed around.Force your will on others, and you will live in constant tension. Thereis no getting around it—people are hard to live with. - Natsume Soseki
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
My intellect tells me "read between the lines.. No need to humor something that is what it is and is not what it was. - Phil Thersby
It is not the intellect but the wisdom of love that will reveal the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha
For a thinking creature of high intellect there can be no pleasure separate from emotion. If you deny men emotion you deny them pleasure.
It is not in the shallow physical imitation of men that women will assert first their equality and later their superiority, but in the awakening of the intellect of women. - Nikola Tesla
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy. - Stephen Fry
The heart is wiser than the intellect. - Unknown
The intellect, like all cultural values, has created an aristocracy based on the possession of rational culture and independent of all personal ethical qualities of man. The aristocracy of intellect is hence an unbrotherly aristocracy. - Max Weber
The smartest people can write the worst emails and those of less intellect can write the best. - Paul Babickii
Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire - meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead. - Bret Easton Ellis
The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known. - Leonardo da Vinci
An ID number is only there to 'identify' human beings. Use it to assume people’s intellect or wisdom at your own risk. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
the value of intellectuals is neither their intellect nor the value of their intellect but the value of what they use their intellect to do - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In arguing, what people lack in intellect they usually make up for in name-calling. - C Vallo
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. - George Santayana
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. - Carl Jung
Say what men may, it is doctrine that moves the world. He who takes no position will not sway the human intellect. - William Thayer Shedd
When the five senses and the mind are still, and the reasoning intellect rests in silence, then begins the highest path. This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga. Then one should become watchful, because yoga comes and goes.
While having one’s assertions challenged might be bad for an unintelligent man’s ego; it sure is good for his intellect. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Intellect, at its best, can make you agnostic. Being theist or atheist is still a matter of choice. - Raheel Farooq
What we know that we know forms our intellect; what we know that we do not know makes our faith; what we do not know that we know constitutes our emotions; and what we do not know that we do not know is our fate. - Raheel Farooq
But what use is the unicorn to you if your intellect doesn't believe in it? - Umberto Eco
Those who claim to be intelligent and you as fool, forget the basic anatomy, a fool does not figure out the result, whereas the so called intellect wrestles himself to get the result, now tell me who is at peace? - Ramana Pemmaraju
Such things as are good simply because they have been commanded or instituted, or as being symbols of something good, are mere shadows which cannot be reckoned among actions that are the offspring, as it were, or fruit of a sound mind and of intellect. - Baruch Spinoza
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There should be no separation between spontaneous work with an emotional tone and work directed by the intellect. Both are supplementary to each other and must be regarded as intimately connected. Discipline and freedom are thus to be seen as elements of equal weight, each partaking of the other. - Armin Hofmann
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. - Sir Francis Bacon
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. - Dean Koontz
Our intellect holds the same position in the world of thought as our body occupies in the expanse of nature. - Blaise Pascal
The Soul’s doership has arisen due to ignorance. Because of this, the inner working components of antaskaran [mind, intellect, chitta and ego] have arisen, and so has the relative-self [prakruti]. - Dada Bhagwan
There is a knowledge that is beyond the mind and the intellect, it is the wisdom of consciousness. - Belsebuub
Good heart does not produce science or even art, but knowledge does, intellect does and absolutely expertise does. - kambiz shabankareh
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.
The human mind naturally adapts itself to the position it occupies. The most gigantic intellect may be dwarfed by being cabin'd, cribbed and confined. It requires a great country and great circumstances to develop great men.
It's not the depth of your intellect that will comfort you or transform your world. Only the richness of your heart and your generosity of spirit can do that - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Enlightenment is not about attaining a ultimate level of intelligence or intellect. It is regained by shedding all the ideas, illusion and binds thrust on you and that you then so readily accrue. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue. - Mahatma Gandhi
Flaw laden intellect shows faults in others. If you deviate even slightly in the wrong direction, you will see everyone at fault. - Dada Bhagwan
Intellect is a part of a good faith. Intellect is the light, the heart is the direction. - Tariq Ramadan
What," "how," "when," etc are all questions more or less common to religion and philosophy. But to ask "why" is a transgression in religion, and this inquiry has undoubtedly taken the heaviest tolls on intellect. - Raheel Farooq
In reality, the outer instruments (hands, feet, eyes, etc) are not the hindrance (for liberation); it is the inner instrument (mind, intellect, chit and ego) that is obstructive. - Dada Bhagwan
Over intellect will make you a genius, over emotions will make you a lunatic. - Amit Kalantri
Never mistake arrogance for intellect. - D.B. Harrop
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaud display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
The duty imposed on intellect by Life is not to suppress, but purify emotions. - Raheel Farooq
Bill Bryson's is a synthesizing intellect, capable of translating myriad data into a digestible narrative rare currency in an increasingly atomized society. - Allen Guy Wilcox
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. - G.K. Chesterton
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. - Herbert Spencer
Culture has little to do with how refined a man's intellect is; it rather depends on the refinement of his emotions. - Raheel Farooq
The real value of intellectuals is not just the value of their intellect but the impact. The distinctive footprints they are able to leave on minds with their wit whilst they live and how such footprints give latter days minds something to ponder over long after they are gone! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. - C.G. Jung
The question will arise and arise in your day, though perhaps not fully in mine: Which shall rule wealth or man? Which shall lead money or intellect? Who shall fill public stations educated and patriotic freemen or the feudal serfs of corporate capital? - Edward G. Ryan
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mindabout nothing -- to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. - John Keats
If the emotions are free the intellect will look after itself - A.S. Neill
We are pieces of ancient Earth, bits of sacred story soaked in intellect and dirt. - Oak Chezar
Even an expert has room to improve, grow and learn a little more. All the great masters teach this. For this reason, never allow an expert’s ‘opinion’ to limit you in any way, whether it is with your intellect, accomplishments or illness and disease - Gary Hopkins
The world needs the kind of education by means of which character is formed, strength of the mind is increased and the human intellect is expanded beyond its own limits. - Abhijit Naskar
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory. - Leonardo da Vinci
Only ‘he’, who becomes free from his intellect (abudha), can become Omniscient (sarvagna). - Dada Bhagwan
A creative life has nothing to do with where you’re from or how much money you earn. It’s merely a reflection of the creative intellect. - Anthony Marais
A man of character can have what a man of intellect can imagine. - Raheel Farooq
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. - Benjamin Franklin
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers. - G. M. Trevelyan
Enlightenment is not about attaining an ultimate level of intelligence or intellect. It is regained by shedding all the ideas, illusion and binds thrust on you and that you then so readily accrue. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Intellect is the virtue of ignoring one’s emotions’ attempt to contaminate one’s opinions. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Time is, in fact, a cross to bear, it passes on inexorably and remorselessly, destroying everything in its wake, save art and works of the intellect. - Jack Schmitt
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