Intelligence Quotes - Page 4

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a person of some sense to know how to lie well.
– Anonymous

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
– Alan Alda

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are portals of discovery.
– James Joyce

An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.
– Benjamin Stolberg

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
– Marquis of Halifax

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
– Anna Freud

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
– Garrison Keillor

Everyone is brilliant some of the time, and no one is that way all the time.
– Kathleen Cushmes

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
– Victor Hugo

Every piece of the puzzle that doesn’t fit gets you closer to the answer.
– Cynthia Copeland Lewis

Any idiot can face a crisis–it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.
– Anton Chekhov

A person who speaks cleverly is witty; one who asks questions is smart.
– Terry Carr

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
– Woodrow Wilson

Critical thinking is to a liberal education as faith is to religion.
– Jane Smiley

Anything more dull and commonplace it wouldn’t be easy to reproduce.
– The London Times

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
– E. B. White

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
– Benjamin Franklin

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
– C.W. Ceran

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
– Alexander Cannon