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Intellectual Quotes

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The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

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God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus

 

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

It's not highly intellectual material.
I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual
allegiances are clearly European,
not African.
- J. M. Coetzee

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through
them all is a premium on personal courage -
not intellectual courage,
but just plain physical courage.
- Walter Lord

We bring together the best ideas - turning the meetings
of our top managers into intellectual orgies.
- Jack Welch

It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens
which armaments place on the economic,
social, and intellectual resources of a nation,
as well as on its budget and taxes.
- Ludwig Quidde

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most
precious of the intellectual habits.
- Robert Hall

The various forms of intellectual activity which together
make up the culture of an age,
move for the most part from different starting-points,
and by unconnected roads.
- Walter Pater

No man, who continues to add something to the material,
intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives,
is left long without proper reward.
- Booker T. Washington

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented,
but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of
achieving success may be corrected.
- George Henry Lewes

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing
great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
- Jay Chiat

Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion,
which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
- Robert Bork

We do not need more intellectual power,
we need more spiritual power.
We do not need more of the things that are seen,
we need more of the things that are unseen.
- Calvin Coolidge

To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful.
- Richard O'Brien

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant
that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
- Thomas Sowell

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
- Russell Lynes

I like intellectual journeys.
- Christopher Meloni

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin
to cover his intellectual nakedness.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining
power in an intellectual agent.
It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin.
Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

I'm not an intellectual composer.
- Les Baxter

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people.
They are mechanically more perfect than we are,
they have an astounding intellectual capacity,
but they have no soul.
- Karel Capek

I'm a schoolteacher.
That's even worse than being an intellectual.
Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold
and hungry in this richest land on earth.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz

I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school
education is the opportunity to care for the material
and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.
- Mark Foley

It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world,
not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital -
the world's best talents and greatest ideas.
- Jack Welch

A novelist should not be too intelligent either,
although...
he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
- Anthony Burgess

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

Only when we realize that there is no eternal,
unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in
ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
- Hu Shih

Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture,
and is in itself ennobling.
- Henry Taube

What we now call "finance" is, I hold,
an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
- Robert Graves

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me
as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic
power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
- Herbert Hoover

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon
could well be matched by women,
were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position.
- Ernestine Rose

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship
or conversation with the teacher.
- William Glasser

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires
and fears and aspirations -
human emotions -
taking an intellectual form.
- Chauncey Wright

The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good,
must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.
- Sheldon Jackson

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains
are ours without his cares.
Thus I have soared above this world,
where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
- Honore de Balzac

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property,
so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which
we all depend for our food and survival.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man,
but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
- Bertrand Russell

I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation
after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose
interest had to be whetted,
still the case sadly.
- Jeremy Irons

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of
mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics,
especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
- Harold Pinter

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is
nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
- Simone Weil

One day I heard a speech of Hitler.
In this speech he said that the German factory worker
and the German labourer must make common cause with
the German intellectual worker.
- Fritz Sauckel

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
- George Meredith

The intellectual is a middle-class product;
if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it,
in order to exist.
He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
- Louise Bogan

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual
action movie is received by the world.
- Larry Wachowski

To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues;
it means taking pleasure in them.
- Jacob Bronowski


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