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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  



Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.




Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery  






What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud  






Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
George Orwell  






It is spirit that rules the world, not intelligence.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery  






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  






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  






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  






Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?  






Truth is the sun of intelligence.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Nothing develops intelligence like travel.
Émile Zola - Aventures du grand Sidoine et du petit Médéric  






Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame  



Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.

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Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.
Milan Kundera - L'Art du roman  






I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde  






A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela  






The enlightenment of understanding makes man smarter, but not better.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel  






There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince  






That's what a genius is: an intelligence that knows its limits.
Albert Camus  






In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools for making tools, and of indefinitely varying the manufacture.
Henri Bergson  






It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it.
Oscar Wilde  






Intelligence is a moral category.
Theodor W. Adorno






When we are not intelligible, we are not intelligent.
Victor Hugo  






Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill






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






Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
Marcel Proust






Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dalí  






We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell






Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself?
Henry David Thoreau






It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Charles Darwin  






Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Pablo Picasso










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