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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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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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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
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It is spirit that rules the world, not intelligence.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde
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The enlightenment of understanding makes man smarter, but not better.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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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.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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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
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When we are not intelligible, we are not intelligent.”
Victor Hugo
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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
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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
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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
Salvador Dalí
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We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.”
Bertrand Russell
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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
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Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.”
Victor Hugo
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Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.”
Bertolt Brecht
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