Quotes about intelligence
To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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.
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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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.
Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit – to the ‚conquest‘ of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature.
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.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
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.
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