Intelligence Quotes - Page 3

A half truth is a whole lie.
– Yiddish Proverb

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
– John Updike

Any teacher can study books, but books do not necessarily bring wisdom, nor that human insight essential to consummate teaching skills.
– Bliss Perry

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
– Scott Adams

…it doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are if it doesn’t agree with experiment it’s wrong.
– R.P. Feynman

A technician is a man who understands everything about his job except its ultimate purpose and its place in the order of the universe.
– Sir Richard Livingston

Foolishness is infinitely more fascinating than intelligence…. Intelligence has limits while foolishness has none.
– Claude Chabrol

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
– William Saroyan

I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.
– Dolly Parton

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
– George C. Lichtenberg

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
– Will Durant

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
– Ambrose Bierce

Failures are divided into 2 classes those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
– John Charles Salak

Almost all rich veins of original and striking speculation have been opened by systematic half thinkers.
– John Stuart Mill

Education…has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
– G.M. Trevelyan

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
– Erica Jong

As soon as you understand 2 x 4 you can’t believe there was a time when you didn’t understand it.
– Cynthia Copeland Lewis

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
– William James

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
– Mark Twain

Any fool can write a bad advertisement, but it takes a genius to keep his hands off a good one.
– David Ogilvy