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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Biography - F. Scott Fitzgerald:

American novelist and short story writer.
Born: 1896 - Died: 1940
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


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La marque d'une intelligence de premier ordre, c'est la capacité d'avoir deux idées opposées présentes à l'esprit, en même temps, et de ne pas cesser de fonctionner pour autant.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

German
Die wahre Prüfung einer erstklassigen Intelligenz ist die Fähigkeit zwei gegensätzliche Ideen im Kopf zu behalten und weiter zu funktionieren.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald




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Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”
Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy




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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain
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There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus de intellectus emendatione
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An idea is a meteor.”
Victor Hugo
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Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
Victor Hugo
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What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
Eugene Delacroix
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Quotes for: intelligence

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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.”
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell
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To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.”
Emanuel Swedenborg
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Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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