681 Inspiring Quotes about Intelligence

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Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.

— Henri Bergson

It is at the edge of intelligence that wisdom awaits.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation’s immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world.

— Chris Chocola

Clearly, unless thinking beings inevitably wipe themselves out soon after developing technology, extraterrestrial intelligence could often be millions or billions of years in advance of us. We’re the galaxy’s noodling newbies.

— Seth Shostak

The deepest and most profound wisdom that exists and moves through us is the intelligence of our own heart. It is a flowing sacredness. It can navigate you through anything. An intelligent ocean of life’s experience.

— Angie karan

I respect the audience’s intelligence a lot, and that’s why I don’t try to go for the lowest common denominator.

— Spike Lee

Eventually we’ll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system.

— Bill Gates

Dr. Rice’s record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President’s decision to initiate military action against Iraq.

— Carl Levin

Barnby always dismissed the idea of intelligence in a woman as no more than a characteristic to be endured.

— Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement

The two centrepieces of social intelligence are the possession of extensive social knowledge about other individuals, in terms of knowing who allies and friends are, and the ability to infer the mental states of those individuals.

— Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science

So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants.

— Robert Mueller

Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.

— e. e. cummings

Following 9/11, intelligence indicated numerous links between al-Qa’eda and Algeria. It began to look as though the roots of jihad could be traced back to the war in Algeria that began 50 years ago.

— Alistair Horne

The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We’re turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information.

— Warren Christopher

I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.

— William F. Buckley Jr.

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

— Josh Billings

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

Forget artificial intelligence – in the brave new world of big data, it’s artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.

— Tom Chatfield

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.

— Virginia Woolf

No one holds a permanent speed advantage in the market due to the limits of human intelligence and vision. Your advantage comes from your ability to feel the change faster and take decisive action faster.

— Guo Guangchang

How does nature amplify the intelligence of groups? It forms swarms.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

Ascension is the triumph of mastered emotions; a process of gaining clarity in the darkness of blind spots and struggles, allowing you to perceive with the karmic intelligence of the Soul.

— Ka Chinery

Developing your emotional intelligence will allow you to explore new depths of understanding in yourself and others.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

Without – you know, good intelligence stops plots against the homeland. Without that intelligence, we cannot effectively stop it.

— Mike McCaul

The acquiring of intelligence doesn’t require an institution if you got the heart to seek knowledge, and the balls to use it as wisely as those who came before you.

— James Emlund

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into sun.

— Pablo Picasso

We have a complicated intelligence relationship with France. We have a complicated intelligence relationship with other – with other allies.

— David Ignatius

I’ve always been fascinated by intelligence and how our brains work, and how they can be improved.

— Clare Balding

Teaching emotional intelligence skills to people with life-threatening illnesses has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence, shrink recovery times, and lower death rates.

— Travis Bradberry

In the music industry, intelligence in women is undervalued.

— Bat for Lashes

This idea that clumsy, stumbling people are real bright is ridiculous, because intelligence is related to neurologic function, and really intelligent people are very well-coordinated.

— Robert Jarvik

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

— John Keats, Letters of John Keats

For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.

— Honore de Balzac

We’ve done it in intelligence sharing and certain elements of security. There were parts of the department, in fact, that worked very well in Katrina, like the Coast Guard and TSA.

— Michael Chertoff

The first week in intelligence school, you learn there are only two conditions in life. There is policy success, or there is intel failure. There is no other condition in life.

— James R. Clapper

Kindness is seen as weakness and intelligence worshiped, even when that intelligence allows unfathomable injustice and suffering to occur under its smart watch.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

My work requires acting at its most committed – it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn’t work for narcissistic or selfish actors.

— Mike Leigh

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11.

— Adam Schiff

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets, taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our human intelligence to decline.

— Bob Graham

The intelligence community agrees 30 percent of the terrorists released from Guantanamo are known or suspected to have already re-joined the fight against Americans_- a statistic that translates to a horrific reality.

— Mark Kirk

What, anyway, was he to say? That intelligence could surpass and excel the blind force of evolution, with its emphasis on mutation, struggle and death? That conscious cooperation was more efficient than feral competition?

— Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games

The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.

— David Letterman

Act with purpose, courage, confidence, competence and intelligence until these qualities ‘lock in’ to your subconscious mind.

— Brian Tracy

The intelligence community does not have complete ‘eyes on’ the totality of the Iranian nuclear program, nor can it guarantee that we have identified all of Iran’s nuclear facilities and processes.

— Michael T. Flynn

A very important function of intelligence is the ability to premeditate. ~ Aarush Kashyap

— Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

The hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person.

— Randa Abdel-Fattah

In Europe they call geeks ‘smart people, ‘ and frankly I think we live in a culture that doesn’t value intelligence enough; so I am very proud in saying that I am a geek.

— James Marsters

Fluid intelligence doesn’t look much like the capacity to memorise and recite facts, the skills that people have traditionally associated with brainpower.

— Jamais Cascio

Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance.

— Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Grant had dealt too long with the human intelligence to accept as truth someone’s report of someone’s report of what that someone remembered to have seen or been told.

— Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

We know that the war against intelligence is always waged in the name of common sense.

— Roland Barthes, Mythologies

We need intelligence in this country. We need a certain toughness in this country, or we’re going to end up like a lot of the other places, and we’re not going to have a country left.

— Donald Trump

It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.

— Helen Gurley Brown

Fear, love, and hunger were the agents that developed the wits of the lower animals, as they were, of course, the prime factors in developing the intelligence of man.

— John Burroughs

People of limited intelligence are fond of talking about “these days, ” imagining that they have discovered and appraised the peculiarities of “these days” and that human nature changes with the times.

— Leo Tolstoy

There isn’t a soul in this universe with the same gifts, strength, level of intelligence and as good as yourself!

— Unarine Ramaru

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.

— William Shenstone

I don’t intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy. I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right.

— Harold Pinter

Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.

— Oriana Fallaci

The long-term value of amplifying the intelligence of people is a lot more important than betting on sports.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

The vanity of intelligence is that the intelligent man is often more committed to ‘one-upping’ his opponent than being truthful. When the idea of intelligence, rather than intelligence itself, becomes a staple, there is no wisdom in it.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

An intelligence officer and historian, Rayburn published a 2014 book, ‘Iraq After America, ‘ which is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how Iraq descended into chaos in the years after the American troop withdrawal at the end of 2011.

— Peter Bergen

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

— Michael Jordan

The dirty little secret of the intelligence world is that much of what you really need to know isn’t exactly a secret anyway.

— Peter L. Bergen

If you don’t have a job right now, and you have a computer and a basic intelligence level, I guarantee you can get a great job, paying really well, in less than three months. How? Learn to program.

— Tucker Max

When the States already had nuclear weapons, and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels.

— Vladimir Putin

I love smart and curious people. I value intelligence in my friends and relationships.

— Kerry Bishe

The problem with ID, of course, is that it leaves open the possibility that the intelligence behind nature may have a moral interest in us, having communicated already with humanity in the past, and might try to boss you around in your private af

— David Klinghoffer

We are nature’s unique experiment to make the rational intelligence prove itself sounder than the reflex. Knowledge is our destiny

— Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four.

— Jim Lehrer

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.

— Arlen Specter

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

— Alan Perlis

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.

— Lewis Mumford

If you can bring some light of intelligence into your sexuality, that light will transform it.

— Diana Richardson, Tantric Sex for Men: Making Love a Meditation

Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.

— Diane Ackerman

The Homeland Security department doesn’t have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can’t direct anything except inside their bureau.

— David Hunt

There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.

— Stephen Hawking

The best way to understand life is to understand one’s own perspective towards life and rise above it. You have the higher intelligence in you, that allows you to perceive life, beyond an individuals perspective.

— Roshan Sharma

I came in as an engineer and worked on artificial intelligence at Google. I worked on related sites and matching advertising to queries with some of our earliest ads.

— Marissa Mayer

Many can argue that it is our power of intelligence that is the key to the human domination of our planet. I suggest that it is the ability to put our thoughts into words that can be communicated to others.

— Yehuda Berg

How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?

— Curt Weldon

Dissenting analysts passionate about their positions are not unusual in the American intelligence community. Their presence – or even the rejection – of their favored positions is not prima face evidence of politicization.

— Michael Hayden

The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.

— Herbert Read

Our intelligence cannot wall itself up alive, like a pupa in a chrysalis. It must at any cost keep on speaking terms with the universe that engendered it.

— William James, A Pluralistic Universe

With land-roaming animals, I’ve just read so much about the sophistication of their emotional lives and their intelligence and the way they process information that betrays a greater intelligence.

— Bryan Fuller

He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.

— P.G. Wodehouse

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

— Aaron Swartz

I’m inspired by the sheer ingenuity and intelligence possessed by my fellow band mates.

— Brad Delson

All my instincts are one way, and all the facts are the other, and I much fear that British juries have not yet attained that pitch of intelligence when they will give the preference to my theories over Lestrade’s facts.

— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

It takes a very great intelligence to breathe logical meaning into meaningless ideas.

— Milan Kundera

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual’s intelligence or morality.

— Christian Lous Lange

He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality.

— Adam Gopnik

Each of us has more intelligence than we are trained to use and the part that we get graded on in school doesn’t amount to much

— Laurie Nadel, Dr. Laurie Nadel’s Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power

As Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak have repeatedly said, the intelligence and security relationship between the United States and Israel at present is unprecedented. It has never been stronger.

— Susan Rice

I don’t think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.

— John F. Kennedy

How few human beings, the major thought with a sigh, can exert by hard work, thrift, intelligence or any other virtue the slightest influence on their own destiny.


I loved Monty Python for the wordplay–this sense that you didn’t have to squash your intelligence to be funny. In fact, you could walk right into your intelligence and nerdiness and self-doubt, and that could be funny.

— George Saunders

In the intelligence community, a rumor was almost as good as a confirmation.

— Kenneth Eade, Political Thriller: Unwanted, an American Assassin Story: an assassination, vigilante justice and terrorism thriller

At least with pets, and for all I know, people too, intelligence and quick-wittedness have nothing to do with a talent for being loved, or being kind, nothing at all, less than nothing.

— Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

You have multiple intelligence agencies. They all ultimately report to the director of national intelligence but, you know, it never comes in neat packages. So you have to make judgments on what you have, and it’s not easy to do.

— Raymond Kelly

This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody’s been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq.

— Bob Graham

If there’s intelligence behind an opinion, then I’m all for expressing it, but I would never just start a fight with someone for the sake of it – that’s just not me.

— Charli XCX

Your personality as the prime minister feeds through to what you emphasise, and what you don’t, how you’ll handle a situation – whether you’ve got the combination of intelligence or instincts to adapt and to make good decisions.

— John Key

The qualities I am looking for in Miss Right are intelligence and humour.

— Brendan Coyle

It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.

— John Steinbeck

There is a supernal intelligence behind sexual arousal, the true purpose of which is to create for us ecstatic experiences of our own divinity.

— John Maxwell Taylor, Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality

Those mothers with hereditary large pelvises were able to bear large-brained babies who because of their superior intelligence were able to compete successfully in adulthood with the smaller-brained offspring of mothers with smaller pelvises.

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Americans are very practical folks. Accustomed to hard choices in their own lives, they are willing to give us in intelligence a lot of slack as we make the hard choices our profession demands.

— Michael Hayden

I think what he’s – what he believes, and he may be correct, I don’t know, that we have some intelligence information that leads us to know some things about what’s going on in Iraq that we haven’t revealed to others.

— Lawrence Eagleburger

I also believe that it is time to begin the fundamental analysis of how we got here, what led us here and what we need to do in order to ensure that we are equipped with the best possible intelligence as we face these issues in the future.

— David Kay

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

— Raymond Chandler

The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.

— Simone Weil

Sex could be a gift of God, but when it becomes an obsession, it plunders all intelligence and people are driven to abominable acts to satisfy their lust. When passion is frustrated, people lose all good sense.

— Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami

I am likely to fail if I have determined the cost as too high or my intelligence as too low. Yet, if I think about it, the real failure rests in believing either of these to be true.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

I’ve always been baffled by critics of the CIA, who are horrified that it does illegal things. That is the purpose of an intelligence service: to perform illegal acts.

— Charles McCarry

Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national.

— Stephen Cambone

The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.

— Jeff Hawkins

Artificial intelligence, in fact, is obviously an intelligence transmitted by conscious subjects, an intelligence placed in equipment. It has a clear origin, in fact, in the intelligence of the human creators of such equipment.

— Pope Benedict XVI

I want parents to teach that academic intelligence is essential, but so is financial intelligence.

— Robert Kiyosaki

Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up, it overflows a parody.

— Criss Jami, Healology

The war on terror, I believe, will be waged by effective intelligence and police work and cruise missiles.

— Michael Mandelbaum

Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It’s really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.

— Sebastian Thrun

People’s intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number. People don’t tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.

— Robyn Hitchcock

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.

— Henry David Thoreau

Beauty is more a danger than intelligence or wit. One becomes a living mirror for the inadequacies of others.

— Gordon Dahlquist, The Chemickal Marriage

No doubt, humans will do a lot of damage before we ultimately destroy ourselves. But life will continue without humans. New forms of intelligence will emerge long after this human experiment is over.

— Zeena Schreck, Beatdom #11: The Nature Issue

We regard intelligence as man’s main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.

— Henri Bergson

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on.

— John Sherman Cooper

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.

— Catharine Beecher

We cannot respect something just because millions or billions believe in it! We can respect something only if it is complying with the high intelligence and the ethics!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

What is important is to deeply understand things and their relations to each other. This is where intelligence lies. The fact of being quick or slow isn’t really relevant.

— Laurent Schwartz

A woman’s beauty is worth little to you, a woman’s intelligence is worth much to you, a woman’s virtue is worth more to you, a woman’s love is worth the most to you, and a woman’s loyalty is worth everything to you.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Success is not simply about intelligence and ambition. The time invested, the quality of preparation, and the effort applied are essential to excellence or mastery.

— Mensah Oteh, Unlocking Life’s Treasure Chest: Wisdom keys to keep you inspired, encouraged, motivated and focused

Strange indeed would it be if all the space around us be empty, mere waste void, and the inhabitants of Earth the only forms in which intelligence could clothe itself.

— Annie Besant

All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.

— Willa Cather

There is no limit to the amount of intelligence invested in ignorance when the need for illusion runs deep.

— Saul Bellow

There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

— Abigail Adams

Life is a balance between emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and intelligence quotient (IQ).

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

Enlightenment is not about attaining an ultimate level of intelligence or intellect. It is regained by shedding all the ideas, illusion and binds thrust on you and that you then so readily accrue.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.

— Leonardo da Vinci

We want to build intelligence that augments human abilities and experiences.

— Satya Nadella

Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs. They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion.

— Tariq Ramadan

Emotional intelligence marks one’s ability to perceive, understand, control, and evaluate his or her emotions.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Anti-social behaviour is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.

— Anonymous

Oprah is so bright, and her intelligence is so piercing that I don’t think anyone who spends a few minutes with her isn’t struck by that.

— Victoria Principal

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

We can’t gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we’ve already done that – with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253.

— Peter T. King

I believe we do have a great intelligence service. Is it good enough in all circumstances? Of course not. We live in the human condition. We try to make it better each day.

— Michael Hayden

Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.

— Travis Bradberry

You can’t come forward against the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk.

— Edward Snowden

Sad but true: individual intelligence probably peaked in the Upper Paleolithic, and we have been self-domesticated creatures ever since

— Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312

Coloron often pondered how a race, in which the stupid seemed more inclined to breed, had managed to come this far, and why human intelligence persisted—a discussion point in the nature vs nurture debate which had not died in half a millennium.

— Neal Asher, Polity Agent

God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.

— William Ellery Channing

Each of us has more intelligence than we are trained to use and the part that we get graded on in school doesn’t amount to much.

— Laurie Nadel

It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.

— Chris Tucker

As Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a ‘singularity.’

— Stephen Hawking

Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.

— Charles Munch

The more women sit down and write something in a woman’s voice for a woman, they more you’ll see women in comedy because gender doesn’t define sense of humor. Imagination and intelligence and perspective do.

— Kristen Schaal

Disposal of thoughts would diminish your intelligence level and you would not be able to fulfill critical responsibilities that would revolve throughout your life.

— Saaif Alam

By the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate.

— Ray Kurzweil

No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.

— H. L. Mencken

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

— Grover Cleveland

Wealth can be created. Wit and intelligence can’t.

— Nicole Williams, Crash

Having emotional intelligence allows you to manage your emotions, show empathy, and prevent you from getting distracted. It also helps you solve problems and be a more likable person.

— John Rampton

No one of real intelligence will accept anything just because some authority declares it be so. Don’t accept the truth of anything you have not confirmed for yourself.

— Paul Hoffmann

There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history.

— James Lovelock

Man does not know most of the rules on which he acts and even what we call his intelligence is largely a system of rules which operate on him but which he does not know.

— Friedrich A. Hayek

I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker.

— Cofer Black

If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.

— Douglas Brinkley

Only a well-rounded intellect, a spirit nourished in the eternal sources of intelligence and culture, of justice and wisdom, is a safeguard against both indifference and skepticism.

— Ameen Rihani

I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Do go on, ‘ he said. ‘There’s nothing I enjoy more than listening to a highly trained intelligence leapfrogging common sense and coming to the wrong conclusions. It gives me renewed faith in parliamentary democracy.

— Tom Sharpe, Wilt On High

I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that’s not always true the other way around.

— John Mackey

When intelligence shuts a door, wisdom opens a window.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Simply stated, the need for accurate intelligence and prescient analysis from CIA has never been greater than it is in 2013 – or than it will be in the coming years.

— John O. Brennan

The real question is, when will we draft an artificial intelligence bill of rights? What will that consist of? And who will get to decide that?

— Gray Scott

That the Negroes were enslaved more than other races, and on a large scale, is evidently a result of their being, in contrast to other races, inferior in intelligence – which, however, does not justify such slavery

— Arthur Schopenhauer, On The Will In Nature

Why have I been chosen to deliver the message of female intelligence and its divinity to a deaf world of males? I have asked my god that question and She answered, ‘Hey, why not you Roseanne?’ Indeed, why not each of us?

— Roseanne Barr

When superstitions enter the world of imagination, then intelligence and science become fiction.

— Debasish Mridha

Lack of will power has caused more failures than lack of intelligence or ability.

— Flower A. Newhouse

I think intelligence is usually sexy until it becomes irritating. After that, you’re stuck.

— Jim Parsons

Emotional intelligence will give you insight as to why people behave as they do and assist you in areas which you may wish to improve.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

There can be goodness without much intelligence – but it seems to me that perfect intelligence and perfect goodness must go together.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

The use of encrypted communication and data storage to shield terrorist coordination from intelligence and law-enforcement authorities is known as ‘going dark.’

— Tom Cotton

The key then to attaining this higher level of intelligence is to make our years of study qualitatively rich. We don’t simply absorb information – we internalize it and make it our own by finding some way to put this knowledge to practical use.

— Robert Greene, Mastery

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

— Arthur C. Clarke

A person isn’t born with the intelligence to be with someone special; you learn it, and you fail in the path of life, but you don’t have to give up the chance to love.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

Sometimes James Bond movies drive me crazy. They’re fun to watch, but they don’t have anything to do at all with what intelligence officers really do.

— David Ignatius

Complexity demands resilience, and that’s what panarchy offers. Resilience in the face of complexity is a challenge even when you apply rigorous intelligence and integrity to develop a coherent and flexible strategy.

— Robert David Steele, The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust

Nothing imaginative ever happens to five people at once, because each is up to only one-fifth of his personal intelligence and perception. A crowd is never equal to the intelligence of any one of its members.

— Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The City Of Trembling Leaves

All you need is a little hope in order cope in times of failure, and be able to try again with a better intelligence for excellence!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

These things are going to look primitive to you, but you have to remember that we’re not stupid. We have the same intelligence as you. We simply don’t have the same cumulative knowledge you do. So we apply our intelligence to what we have.

— Warren Ellis, Crécy

God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.

— James Clavell

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.

— Edward Thorndike

For something that’s supposed to be secret, there is a lot of intelligence history. Every time I read one book, two more are published.

— Alan Furst

Readers understand that the books celebrate female power. In the romance novel, the woman always wins. With courage, intelligence and gentleness she brings the most dangerous creature on the earth, the human male, to his knees.

— Jayne Ann Krentz

Our personal intelligence is everlasting and divine.

— Russell M. Nelson

For some, the very act of intelligence gathering seems illegitimate when applied to the crime of terrorism.

— Raymond Kelly

As a former career intelligence professional, I have a profound appreciation for the value of intelligence. Intelligence disrupts terrorist plots and thwarts attacks. Intelligence saves lives.

— John O. Brennan

Secret 7591.42.21. Avoiding weasel words in your intelligence analysis isn’t easy when your intelligence analysis is about weasels.

— The Covert Comic

For every criminal mastermind, there were ten cretins: the cruel algebra of intelligence applied across the masses.

— John Nardizzi, Telegraph Hill

As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.

— Immanuel Kant

Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire – meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead.

— Bret Easton Ellis

The intelligence community, for the most part, has no accountability at all; to the Congress, to us the American people, and so they feel that they above the law.

— Gloria Naylor

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

I don’t think that an artificially intelligent system that has superhuman intelligence will be violent. I do think that it will disrupt our culture.

— Gray Scott

Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.

— Andrea Dworkin

While the intelligence profession oftentimes demands secrecy, it is critically important that there be a full and open discourse on intelligence matters with the appropriate elected representatives of the American people.

— John O. Brennan

To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days.

— George Tenet

Nothing in this physical world moves from disorder to order without intelligence and energy being applied to it.

— James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: A Young Adult’s Guide to a Meaningful Future

Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.

— Carl von Clausewitz

Elliston thought consistency less important than vitality and intelligence and passion.

— David Halberstam, The Powers That Be

Guantanamo allows us to secure dangerous detainees without the risk of escape, while at the same time providing us with valuable intelligence information on how best to proceed in the war against terror and prevent future attacks.

— Jim Ryun

Never underestimate the intelligence of the audience; make good programmes, and they will come.

— Armando Iannucci

You can’t get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services.

— Gijs de Vries

Knowledge gives you the world, intelligence gives you the sky, understanding gives you the stars, but wisdom gives you the universe.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Mindset is your beliefs about your potential, skills, strength, intelligence and choices. Through mindfulness you can change your mindset.

— Amit Ray

You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you lose your balance.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Your complete intelligence is designed to experience the fullness of life, not a narrow omission of its best possibilities.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.

— Terry Pratchett

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love love love that is the soul of genius.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I think there can be a positive sort of futurism even in a presentist society. But I think it’s a kind of futurism that envisions augmenting human ability and intellect rather than creating some artificial machine intelligence that displaces us.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Intelligence is a necessity, but when one is without a supernatural sense, intelligence becomes senseless.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Practice diligence, intelligence will follow you.

— Rajesh Walecha

and yet a child’s utter innocence is but its blank ignorance, and the innocence more or less wanes as intelligence waxes.

— Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor

I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there.

— George J. Mitchell

Newt Gingrich has a restless and outsized intelligence that is tragically unleavened by any kind of critical sensibility.

— John Podhoretz

The homegrown terrorists are the most significant because any fighter returning from Syria to the United States would likely be identified and detected by our intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

— Jack Keane

I think intelligence is totally subjective it’s like sexiness.

— David Fincher

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Your intelligence doesn’t override your desire to destroy yourself.

— John Darnielle

Cosmic Ordering – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking your potential.

— Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering Guide

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.

— Samuel Beckett

You thought?” The landsknecht glanced at him piteously. “With what, I wonder? If you swallowed a cockroach with your soap, dolt, you’d have more intelligence in your guts than in your head.

— Sapkowski, Andrzej

Your heart has a deeper intelligence than your mind ever will.

— Eileen Anglin

The intelligence of the lower forms of animal life, like a great deal of human intelligence, does not involve a self.

— George Herbert Mead

To demand that the intelligence abstain from judging mutilates its faculty of understanding.It is in the value judgment that understanding culminates.

— Nicolás Gómez Dávila

For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.

— Aldous Huxley

I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

— Lisa Alther

Social intelligence was therefore always at a high premium. A sharp sense of empathy can make a huge difference, and with it in an ability to manipulate, to gain cooperation, and to deceive.

— Edward O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth

I’d have thought my particular brand of quirkiness, combined with sharp intelligence and a fine voice, would have yielded more. But it hasn’t. Yet!

— Miriam Margolyes

If poverty is the mother of all crimes, lack of intelligence is their father.

— Jean de La Bruyère

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.

— Auguste Rodin

Facebook is at the forefront. It’s the company that can fundamentally change the way information is being exchanged and processed. It can be the basis for artificial intelligence to develop over time.

— Yuri Milner

If they had said my writing wasn’t good enough, fair enough, that’s an opinion. But to say it’s too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.

— Tanith Lee

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

— Sigmund Freud

You have given intelligence to find one solution, and imagination to find ten.

— Amit Kalantri

Diligence without intelligence is tragedy, not success.

— Kevin Keenoo

Your total intelligence knows how to accomplish astounding feats. You just need a clear objective. Get clear. You will surprise yourself!

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Stupidity is actually in a way the mark of intelligence – if you’re not doing stupid things that defy logic you’re probably not taking enough risks.

— Gregor Collins, The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann

The measure of and self-congratulation for our own intelligence should have its basis in our moral behavior as well as our smarts.

— April Gornik

contemporary poetry is a kind of Reykjavik, a place where accessibility and intelligence have been fighting a Cold War by proxy for the last half-century.

— Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

— Aldous Huxley

Steadily, we are listening more to the intelligence of our hearts—and acting on that wisdom. And that’s what spirituality is—an expression of Love.

— Danielle LaPorte, White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.

— Mitt Romney

But if one observes, one will see that the body has its own intelligence; it requires a great deal of intelligence to observe the intelligence of the body.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

— George Bancroft

White House leaks of classified information put the lives of U.S. service members, intelligence officers, and civilians at risk. That’s why I support a measure passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee to crack down on such leaks.

— Peter T. King

The FISA Amendment Act of 2008 actually allows some of the things we were doing under the president’s authority only against al Qaeda, it allows them for all legitimate foreign intelligence purposes.

— Michael Hayden

Here’s the thing: I think the media underestimates the intelligence of the moviegoer. We need to be fulfilled. People want to sit down and think, and I try to make people think.

— Lee Daniels

Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn’t the best litmus test.

— Ingrid Newkirk

Bones has always been smart, ” I muttered. “His intelligence was just camouflaged under a mountain of p**sy.”Cat

— Jeaniene Frost, Destined for an Early Grave

I’ve never been one to go to church, but I’ve al was ways believed in a creative intelligence behind the ongoing riddle of the world.

— Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family

The jury system puts a ban upon intelligence and honesty and a premium upon ignorance stupidity and perjury.

— S. L. Clemens

Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

An organization’s intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.

— Kevin Kelly

Presidents get to decide how their intelligence is served up to them, and it’s the job of intelligence to adjust.

— Michael Hayden

It’s high time for a fresh European alternative to enter the market, taking the existing Internet behemoths head on. What the world needs now is a cloud storage service that is not subject to uncontrolled access by intelligence agencies.

— Mikko Hypponen

Thinking about what’s beyond thought, is opening up your mind to tap into infinite intelligence designed to expand your consciousness.

— Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA

The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion – 1, 200, 1, 500 soldiers – arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.

— Janis Karpinski

I would argue that in any habitable zone that doesn’t boil or freeze, intelligent life is going to emerge because intelligence is convergent.

— Simon Conway Morris

A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did.

— George Saunders

Wealth and intelligence should not be categorized as relatives.

— K.R. Royal

I was an intelligence officer for what was then 8th Air Force, B-52 Air Force.

— Michael Hayden

Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good.

— John Bradshaw

A lot of movies about artificial intelligence envision that AI’s will be very intelligent but missing some key emotional qualities of humans and therefore turn out to be very dangerous.

— Ray Kurzweil

God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body.

— Raymond Holliwell

Swarm intelligence is like a brain of brains.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

Each angel that God created was in himself a masterpiece. Each one possessed his own degree of intelligence and his own beauty.

— Mother Angelica

If we have intelligence on the location of terrorist training centers, it is insane not to act.

— Bob Beckel

There is huge demand for artificial intelligence technologies.

— Yuri Milner

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.

— D. H. Lawrence

…there was an almost terrifying lack of intelligence in his eyes.

— David Weber, Worlds of Weber: Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories

One’s writing is good only when the intelligence and the imagination are in equilibrium. As soon as one of them overbalances the other, it’s all up; you may as well throw it away and begin afresh.

— Leo Tolstoy

Journalism, as concerns collecting information, differs little if at all from intelligence work. In my judgment, a journalist’s job is very interesting.

— Vladimir Putin

The intelligence of cinema-goers should be respected.

— Akkineni Nagarjuna

Politeness decrees that you must listen to be kind intelligence decrees that you must listen to learn.

— Letitia Baldrige

Science is not an intelligence test. Intuition is important, knowing what kind of questions to ask. The other thing is a passion for getting to the core of the problem.

— Torsten Wiesel

The universe is an intelligence test.

— Timothy Leary

…wanting soul life without the dark, warming intelligence of personal doubt is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen.

— David Whyte

There is no worse place for an intelligence service like CIA to be than on Page 1, above the fold in your daily newspaper.

— Michael Hayden

Knowledge is the seed, intelligence is the stem, understanding is the branch, and wisdom is the fruit.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.

— Lord Mountbatten

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

— Groucho Marx

Wisdom is not in intelligence but in simplicity.

— Debasish Mridha

The Queen’s intelligence network is a hell of a lot better than anyone’s in this palace. Bar none. She knows everything. I don’t know how she does it. And she sees everything.

— Prince Andrew

Since the tragedies, the Department of Homeland Security was established to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and most importantly, to share intelligence information among government agencies and departments.

— Randy Forbes

U.S. intelligence services routinely use collection methods against foreigners that foreseeably – with certainty – ingest high volumes of U.S. communications as well.

— Barton Gellman

I don’t deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.

— William Hague

Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

— Stephen Leacock

I’ve consciously tried not to romanticize anything, especially not intelligence work. I’ve always said that I’ve been writing a series of episodic, naturalistic novels. The people just happen to be spies, politicians, civil servants.

— Charles McCarry

Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.

— Daniel Goleman

Strong government doesn’t mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration – in other words, ‘good governance.’

— Raghuram Rajan

I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.

— Harold Pinter

Openness explains the ability to innovate and come up with big ideas because you’re open to them, and fluid intelligence explains the ability to go and execute.

— Adeo Ressi

One is to ensure that the war fighters and the intelligence analysts get the information that they need when they need it, in a format that’s useful to them.

— Stephen Cambone

Enlightenment is not about attaining a ultimate level of intelligence or intellect. It is regained by shedding all the ideas, illusion and binds thrust on you and that you then so readily accrue.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

— Henry Adams

In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.

— Gijs de Vries

Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality.

— Pratibha Patil

The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.

— Ron Jaworski

One of the most obvious signs of intelligence is not knowledge alone but imagination combined with reason.

— Leviak B. Kelly, Religion: The Ultimate STD: Living a Spiritual Life without Dogmatics or Cultural Destruction

‘Emma’ is my favorite Jane Austen novel – one of my favorite novels period; a novel about intelligence outsmarting itself, about a complicated, nuanced, irresistible heroine who does everything wrong.

— Cathleen Schine

The American public should know that the Senate report actually reveals that 82% of detainees subjected to enhanced interrogation did, in fact, produce intelligence that saved American lives.

— Trent Franks

You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you are in desperate need.

— Bryant McGill

In the beginning there was a fruit stand. The fruit of life on one side, and the fruit of intelligence on the other. While most chose life, humanity chose intelligence, and became the dominate species on this planet.

— J. M. Norris

I am moved by the multitudes of your intelligence and sometimes, returning, I become the sea— in love with your speed, your heaviness and breath.

— Frank O’Hara, Meditations in an Emergency

Politics is a dirty, ruthless business, Agent Robie. It makes the intelligence sector look relatively honorable by comparison.

— David Baldacci, The Target

Policymakers have to make judgments based on the best intelligence they get.

— Frank Carlucci

One might almost define intelligence as the level at which an aware organism demands, ‘What’s in it for me?

— Robert A. Heinlein

Training and education is one and the same: that is, to train the mind through a discipline in order to awake the inner intelligence of the individuals.

— Lobsang Tenzin

Every major player is working on this technology of artificial intelligence. As of now, it’s benign… but I would say that the day is not far off when artificial intelligence as applied to cyber warfare becomes a threat to everybody.

— Ted Bell

The Germans certainly – the intelligence service believed that there were WMD. It turns out that we were all wrong, probably in my judgment, and that is most disturbing.

— David Kay

One thing I have seen over and over again in life is that there is virtually no correlation between intelligence and common sense. IQ doesn’t seem to translate that way.

— Vincent Bugliosi

President Obama and his successors are dependent on the 100, 000-plus people inside the American intelligence community – the people Edward Snowden betrayed.

— Michael Hayden

I have met with some of them – very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.

— Giacomo Casanova

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

— Don Herold

Grades and Marks do not reflect the intelligence of individuals. Intelligence differs person to person and cannot be measure at the same scale.

— Shahid Iqbal

Higher income either indicates higher intelligence or lesser morals!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

They say military have the so-called ‘secret intelligence’ – this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I’ve never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars.

— Ozzy Osbourne

How do you know nonsense isn’t a good thing? if human nonsense had been nurtured and developed for centuries, just as intelligence has, then perhaps something extraordinarily previous could have come from it.

— Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

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I can remember when I was National Security Adviser, the intelligence community told us… they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force.

— Frank Carlucci

Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.

— Quentin Crisp

Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.

— Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

To be human is to be ‘a’ human, a specific person with a life history and idiosyncrasy and point of view; artificial intelligence suggest that the line between intelligent machines and people blurs most when a puree is made of that identity.

— Brian Christian, The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

Wisdom at the mountain-foot sees farther than intelligence at the mountaintop.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Let it be admitted at once, mournful as the admission is, that every instinct in his intelligence went out at first to greet the new light. It had hardly done so, when a recollection of the opening chapter of ‘Genesis’ checked it at the outset.

— Edmund Gosse, Father and Son

The knowledge of the Spirit is the true secret of creativity, leadership and happiness. It is spiritual intelligence that makes an ordinary person a genius. When a genius loses his spiritual intelligence, he becomes quite ordinary.

— Awdhesh Singh, Practising Spiritual Intelligence: For Innovation, Leadership and Happiness

If we are going to conduct espionage in the future, we are going to have to make some changes in the relationship between the intelligence community and the public it serves.

— Michael Hayden

Military intelligence interrogators, however, their goal is to get information, to save lives, to stop the war, to find Saddam – whatever the information is going to be used for, at whatever cost.

— Janis Karpinski

I believe that what is really important is that God can speak to us. If we have the humility to approach him in prayer with the right attitude, he can speak to our intelligence directly.

— Henry Eyring

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.

— Emma Goldman

Is artificial intelligence less than our intelligence?

— Spike Jonze

There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them.

— Lactantius

Cyber hygiene, patching vulnerabilities, security by design, threat hunting and machine learning based artificial intelligence are mandatory prerequisites for cyber defense against the next generation threat landscape.

— James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland.

— Jim Ramstad

Faith moves mountains, intelligence goes over them, wisdom goes around them, but love levels them.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The intelligence community gets hurt through sequestration.

— Lindsey Graham

Children respect teachers today not for their knowledge but for the marks they give. Teachers respect children today not for the intelligence they have but for the threat they pose. That is the state of education today!

— Uma Shanker

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

— Ambrose Bierce

There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.

— Gray Scott

The senior director at the NSC for the Middle East is retired Col. Derek Harvey, an Arabic-speaking intelligence officer with a Ph.D. who served as the head of the U.S. military cell examining the insurgency in Iraq in 2003.

— Peter Bergen

Every part of you is a master intelligence and is speaking truth to you, and through you, at all times.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Transparency means to dedicate our thoughts and efforts to non privacy rules and not to defend negative intelligence ideas or surveillance programs.

— Auliq Ice

Nature alone can speak to our intelligence an imperishable language, never changing, because it remains within the bounds of eternal truth and of what is absolutely noble and beautiful.

— George Sand

There is no question that creative intelligence comes not through learning things you find in books or histories that have already been written, but by focusing on and giving value to experience as it happens.

— Antony Gormley

Chinese combatants, men and women, inheritors of a millennial culture, are people of uncommon intelligence and an invincible spirit of struggle.

— Fidel Castro

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.

— Simone Weil

I think that, in the end, the military behavior and intelligence services are not very different from each other. It’s an attitude of hunters; they’re observing the prey.

— Edgar Ramirez

I’ve gotten to go wonderful places, meet interesting and intelligent people, and I started of course in the theatre and continue to work in the theatre where there is some intelligence involved in it.

— Jeffrey Jones

Wonder feeds our best intelligence and is perhaps its source.

— Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

— Alvin Toffler

I’ve always felt, in all my books, that there’s a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence – providing they have the facts, providing they have the information.

— Studs Terkel

Advertising must respect the intelligence of its audience and if it does not prompt them to think, it will be instantly dismissed.

— Maurice Saatchi

Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.

— Alfred de Musset

I’m much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet.

— Michael Scheuer

One of the things we found out as we filmed with people who dealt with chimps, and with all animals, and it’s really incredible, is their levels of intelligence that we don’t recognize right away.

— D. A. Pennebaker

Many persons of high intelligence have notoriously poor judgement.

— Sydney J. Harris

We all make mistakes, but intelligence enables us to do it on purpose.

— Will Cuppy

Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it … or they think you have.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It would be incredibly presumptuous and self-serving of me to believe that Facebook was the end of history. The only way it could possibly be the end of history is if it becomes some sort of artificial super intelligence that takes over the world.

— Sean Parker

When the intelligence is making a policymaker too happy, he ought to challenge it, and even if he doesn’t, the intelligence briefer needs to launch a red team against his own conclusions to see if he can hold his ground.

— Michael Hayden

A person who has the power to take a life, should have the intelligence to choose not to.

— Christian Ekström

Absolutely everything associated with your success is relationship based and emotionally connected. Developing your emotional intelligence is one of the wisest action you can take for personal and professional transformation.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

Instead of assuming that emotional intelligence is always useful, we need to think more carefully about where and when it matters.

— Adam Grant

We are tired of having our integrity impugned. We are tired of having our sincerity questioned. We are tired of having our intelligence insulted.

— Terry Sanford

After 9/11, whatever the evidence of intelligence failures, many people still saw that attack as almost unimaginable, so brutal and brazen an assault.

— Nancy Gibbs

Beyond individual intelligence, nature has also cultivated intelligence through swarms. For example, bees, birds and fish act in a more intelligent way when acting together as a swarm, flock or school.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

Intelligence is often worshiped, even when that intelligence allows unfathomable injustice and suffering to occur under its smart watch.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.

— H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Prosperity: Great leaders teach other leaders the infinite intelligence that enables them to have plenty of all things and live the good life.

— Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

A narrow hallway is all that separates rational from irrational, creativity from insanity, and intelligence from stupidity.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

An intelligent man is one who acknowledges his intelligence as that of those who surround him.

— Ilyas Kassam

Integrity, wisdom, skill, intelligence – such things are forged in adversity.

— Mencius, Mencius

I’m in awe of the universe, but I don’t necessarily believe there’s an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance.

— David Bowie

Your body will heal itself, through gentle and peaceful cooperation with the inherent wisdom and intelligence within.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.

— Wayne Dyer

Our intelligence community needs better coordination of operations and exchange of information, and that’s why we need an overall director of national intelligence and a national counterterrorism center.

— Jim Ramstad

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

— Winston S. Churchill

When a species wants to tap the collective intelligence of a population, they don’t take a poll; they don’t take a vote. They form a real-time system.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.

— Joseph Pulitzer

There is but one kind of love; God is love, and all his creatures derive theirs from his; only it is modified by the different degrees of intelligence in different beings and creatures.

— John James Audubon

There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.

— Robert Mueller

I’ve seen more intelligence in the crotch lice of harem whores.

— Christopher Moore, Practical Demonkeeping

Let everyone who has the grace of intelligence fear that because of it he will be judged more heavily if he is negligent.

— Saint Bridget of Sweden

When people’s faith in the collective intelligence increases, falls to the same extent their own individual sense of responsibility.

— M.Z.Riffi

[P]art of having a complicated mind was understanding its limits, understanding that it couldn’t think of everything. Stupidity mistook itself for intelligence, whereas intelligence knew its own stupidity.

— Jonathan Franzen, Purity

We have been working hard to think about what our combined needs are going to be in the way of intelligence capabilities, not today but 15 to 20 years in the future.

— Stephen Cambone

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

— George Scialabba

Emotional quotient is far more important than intelligence quotient. We live with people, not with math problems.

— Saru Singhal

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

I thank God that I’m a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I’m grateful that I know where I come from.

— Shakira

Everyone I know who used to be in the intelligence community is moving into the corporate world.

— Tony Gilroy

If there is anyone who should not be trusted with regard to intelligence, it is Donald Trump, both in the literal sense and with regard to our intelligence services. He shouldn’t have access to these briefings.

— Evan McMullin

Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.

— Simone Weil

I’ve always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I’m a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.

— Elizabeth Hurley

Terrorists continue to exploit divisions between law enforcement and the intelligence communities that limit the sharing of vital counterterrorism information.

— Jim Sensenbrenner

Live by the words of intelligence endured..F@&$ IT!

— William Shakespeare

I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad.

— Leonard Boswell

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

— Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio.

— Naveen Jain

My principal professional objective is to introduce intelligence as the ubiquitous utility. I’d like to be the Thomas Edison of intelligence.

— Michael J. Saylor

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

— Albert Einstein

What interests me is whatever it is that allows the heart to continue to yearn for something the intelligence knows is impossible to have: a lost love, a shelter from life’s blows, the return of a time past, even a connection to the dead.

— Alice McDermott

In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib to the military intelligence command completely; it was, after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.

— Janis Karpinski

I don’t think my intelligence is naturally analytic or political.

— Seamus Heaney

You know, as director of the CIA, I got an awful lot of intelligence about all the horrible things that could go on across the world.

— Leon Panetta

The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.

— Adam Schiff

A person that has more intelligence than education always makes his own grade!

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

The United States, like any great power, is always going to have an intelligence operation, and some electronic surveillance is obligatory in the modern world.

— Jeffrey Toobin

Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn’t correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.

— Robert Sternberg

These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border.

— Paul Cellucci

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

— Joseph Chilton Pearce

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

— William Feather

Wisdom is intelligence set on fire.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

Your intelligence is a fire that can illuminate any darkness. Awaken and let your mind burn so brightly! You are alive for a reason!

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

If intelligence is the triumph of life, the spoken word is the marvellous means by which this intelligence is manifested.

— Maria Montessori

The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged with protecting the Nation from terrorism.

— Chris Chocola

I find intelligence sexy. I find a sense of humor sexy. I find sensitivity sexy.

— Nicole Appleton

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.

— John McCarthy

I like shows that have some level of intelligence to them. When it’s not as predictable, when you don’t know what’s coming at you.

— Mehmet Oz

We need intelligence services to fight against terrorism, but they have to respect the principles of good relationships between allies and protect personal, confidential data.

— Francois Hollande

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.

— Sun Tzu

George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency’s culture. He has failed. He should go.

— Richard Perle

It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you’re gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly.

— Jason Bateman

Most of the intelligence out there must be artificial intelligence. We keep looking for critters like us living on a planet like ours, where in fact the majority of the intelligence out there is not biological. That would be my argument.

— Seth Shostak

If we stopped calling it profiling and started calling it “proactive intelligence screening” or “high alert detecting”, people would be saying “Well, it’s about time”.

— Bill Maher

Since September 11th Congress has created the Department of Homeland Security, more than doubled the homeland security budget and implemented a bipartisan overhaul of our intelligence systems.

— Doc Hastings

It doesn’t matter that Bush scares the hell out of me. What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot of very important people in Washington who can’t speak out, in the military, in the intelligence community.

— Seymour Hersh

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

— Konrad Adenauer

They can’t help it, you know. It happens in the egg, ” she reasoned. “As soon as they grow that genitalia, intelligence goes right out the window and we’re left with this thing that just wants to stick it in any hole.

— G.A. Aiken, A Tale of Two Dragons

Man becomes man only by the intelligence but he is man only by the heart.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

Only when you are secure enough not to fear immediate survival can you display creative intelligence in anything you do.

— Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

I will not, nor will I ever, publicly divulge sensitive intelligence sources and methods. For when that happens, our national security is endangered and lives can be lost.

— John O. Brennan

It’s good to remind intelligence producers and consumers alike about the need to ‘warn of emerging conditions, trends, threats and opportunities’ and the potential for discontinuities.

— Michael Hayden

Emotional intelligence is making a huge mistake, but learning from it, forgiving yourself, and setting new and higher related-standards below which you will never operate.

— Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.

— Herophilus

Imitation is human intelligence in its most dynamic aspect.

— René Girard, The One by Whom Scandal Comes

As a cell contains a natural intelligence by which it fosters the healthy functioning of the body, I, too, have natural intelligence that fosters the perfect unfolding of my life.

— Marianne Williamson

Your intelligence is defined by your intuitive question not by your definitive answers.

— Debasish Mridha

I take four planes a week, honestly. You know, I am for intelligence screening.

— Aaron Schock

One sees intelligence far more than one hears it. People do not always say transcendental things but if they are capable of saying them it is always visible.

— Marie Leneru

You can have unbelievable intelligence you can have connections you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end hard work is the true enduring characteristic of successful people.

— Marsha Evans

And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I think it is a responsibility of policymakers to use their best judgment on the basis of the intelligence they’ve received.

— Frank Carlucci

Louis Freeh said on national TV that actionable intelligence could have allowed us to stop the hijackings.

— Curt Weldon

Nations as well as men require time to learn, whatever may be their intelligence or zeal.

— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

There is not a separate God for each person. There is one universal intelligence flowing through all of us.

— Wayne Dyer

Material wealth do not last forever, but that which probably lasts forever is the wealth of intelligence and creativity.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Journalists couldn’t do their jobs overseas without taking risks, and the same is true for diplomats and intelligence officers.

— David Ignatius

But love is strange, as they used to say at the Chameleon Club. Even those of us who value intelligence over appearance have discovered, to our chagrin, that a high IQ doesn’t necessarily translate into kindness or even conscience.

— Francine Prose, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Not branded dresses, expensive perfumes, studded sandals, glamorous accessories, the true beauty of a woman is her smile, willpower, confidence, intelligence and her ability to survive and rule with pride in a man’s world.Happy Woman’s Day !

— Harshada Pathare, You Complete Me

They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons.

— Douglas Feith

If human foolishness had been as carefully nurtured and cultivated as intelligence has been for centuries, perhaps it would have turned into something extremely precious.

— Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

The only things that all men want is a woman that respects him and challenge his intelligence plus ambitions.

— Unarine Ramaru

The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

— Helen Keller

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

— Laurence J. Peter

People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide.

— Travis Bradberry

Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He’s the most easygoing, lovely man, but he’s got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity.

— Christine Baranski

You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I’m telling you that’s a pretty illusion.

— Nancy Kress, Steal Across the Sky

Human material culture – the buildings and roads and works that would strike any human as an obvious sign of intelligence – had for years seemed like part of an elaborate mating ritual to the starlings, useless and flamboyant as the peacock’s tail.

— Joe Pitkin, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2012

A number of our scientists boast intelligence but lack wisdom. I find those to be the predictable ones.

— Criss Jami, Healology

He had danced with fair maidens before, but Odette was different. She was graceful and beautiful, but there was something in her eyes and in the things she said, an intelligence and a boldness that belied her quiet demeanor.

— Melanie Dickerson, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.

— Buzz Aldrin

Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.

— Huston Smith

If only stupid people could have the mere intelligence to shut up while discussing serious matter, the world would go along so much better !

— Laure Lacornette

The struggle for a free intelligence has always been a struggle between the ironic and the literal mind.

— Christopher Hitchens

If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.

— Samuel Morse

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.

— Holly Near

If there’s one thing that’s irrefutably absurd, it’s believing that we can separate intelligence from wisdom and still have it be intelligence.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.

— Michio Kaku

I think all governments engage in intelligence gathering vis-a-vis other governments.

— Henry Paulson

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.

— Karl A. Menninger

From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found.

— Edward Thorndike

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

— Stephen Hawking

Despite 2000 years of evolution in modern times, we have still not managed to develop the intelligence to create a society that knows what love is. Our society is still not a civilization, it is still primitive and barbaric.

— Swami Dhyan Giten

To be or not to be?’ That is not the question. What is the question? The question is not one of being, but of becoming. ‘To become more or not to become more’ This is the question faced by each intelligence in our universe.

— Truman G. Madsen, Eternal Man

My personal sources in the intelligence community and the military are very good. They’re excellent. I have very high-up, in-depth sources.

— Peter Landesman

How pitiful is an intelligence used only to make excuses to quieten the conscience.

— Ignazio Silone, Bread and Wine

The first test of ability and intelligence is to find a field of endeavor in which profits are large and risks small.

— James Gould Cozzens, The Just and the Unjust

Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.

— J. K. Rowling

We have an incredible warrior class in this country – people in law enforcement, intelligence – and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.

— Brad Thor

As a trial lawyer, intelligence is important only in the sense that it allows you to play the game, if you will. Without it, you don’t even have a ticket into the competitive arena. But beyond that, it doesn’t get you very far at all.

— Vincent Bugliosi

I absolutely don’t think a sentient artificial intelligence is going to wage war against the human species.

— Daniel H. Wilson

Intuition enlightens and so links up with pure thought. They together become an intelligence which is not simply of the brain, which does not calculate, but feels and thinks.

— Piet Mondrian

We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.

— Zbigniew Brzezinski

He was marked out by his relentless ability to find fault with others’ mediocrity–suggesting that a certain type of intelligence may be at heart nothing more or less than a superior capacity for dissatisfaction.

— Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.

— Alan Kay

To defend our country we need to gather intelligence on the enemy, but when the intelligence lies to Congress, how are we to trust them? The phone records of law abiding citizens are none of their damn business.

— Rand Paul

That’s what I meant, ‘ said Pippin. ‘We hobbits ought to stick together, and we will. I shall go, unless they chain me up. There must be someone with intelligence in the party.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

In the make-up of human beings, intelligence counts for more than our hands, and that is our true strength.

— Ovid, Metamorphoses

if people weren’t sinners, every intelligence network would be out of business

— David Morrell, The Fraternity Of The Stone

Quality – in its classic Greek sense – how to live with grace and intelligence with bravery and mercy.

— Theodore H. White

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Because we tend to equate intelligence with language–particularly the ability to use language to think and communicate abstractions–it is natural to conclude that animals are, on the whole, a lot less intelligent than we are.

— Linda Bender, Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.

— Ray Kurzweil

Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power and is often in point of fact useless. Just as a leader doesn’t need intelligence a man in my job doesn’t need too much of it either.

— Henry Kissinger

For it was intelligence that was the thin line between endearing rapscallion and idiot bastard. – Éibhear the Contemptible

— G.A. Aiken

Desire, problem solving, and communication are all signs of intelligence and awareness. My cat has these, so it’s quite possible he has a soul too.

— Lewis N. Roe, From A To Theta: Taking The Tricky Subject Of Religion And Explaining Why It Makes Sense In A Way We Can All Understand

An intelligence analyst may attribute an attack to al Qaeda, whereas a policy maker could opt for the more general ‘extremist.’

— Michael Hayden

Work is a kind of vacuum, an emptiness, where I just switch off everything except the scant intelligence necessary to keep me going. God, the people are awful – great carved monstrosities from the sponge-stone of secondratedness. Hideous.

— Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

If you know, you are smart then never try to negotiate your intelligence for the inept.

— Anas Khan

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.

— Alfred North Whitehead

Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.

— Bryant H. McGill

Some of the best fan mail I get are from our men and women in the military and intelligence communities. They say, ‘Boy you do your homework, this is exactly how we’re doing it.’

— Brad Thor

People in charge of intelligence are political as well.

— Rick Santelli

I have discovered that some people are wealthier than others not because of their superior intelligence but because of their abundant mindset.

— Debasish Mridha

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

— Saint Augustine

I certainly believe that improving our intelligence is of important national interest.

— Jeff Sessions

The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there’s some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there’s a lot of work that’s gone into it, so it can’t all be just a lie.

— Damon Albarn

It’s possible that there is a guiding intelligence in our universe. I don’t see a lot of personal evidence for an interventionist-on-an-individual-basis-deity. I have friends who very much do believe in that. But I don’t.

— Robert J. Sawyer

Nothing is more important to national security and the making and conduct of good policy than timely, accurate, and relevant intelligence. Nothing is more critical to accurate and relevant intelligence than independent analysis.

— Dennis C. Blair

Textbook intelligence is not true intelligence. It only marks a man good at memorization.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

A lie is an affront to the soul, as well as an insult to the intelligence of the person to whom one lies.

— Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful

The thinking ability or creative intelligence for a man is same as sexuality for a woman, and believe me, the latter is far more dangerous than all the nukes in this world.” – Ramana Pemmaraju

— Ramana Pemmaraju

The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget.

— Leonard Boswell

The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.

— Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Every other science presupposes intelligence as already existing and complete: the philosopher contemplates it in its growth, and as it were represents its history to the mind from its birth to its maturity.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria: Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life & Opinions

We are in this business, whether it be intelligence or the government, to protect freedom, democracy and liberty, not to violate that.

— John O. Brennan

No intelligence system can predict what a government will do if it doesn’t know itself.

— J. K. Galbraith

It’s not as if our lives are simply divided into light and dark. There’s a shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does.

— Haruki Murakami, After Dark

By definition, intelligence deals with the unclear, the unknown, the deliberately hidden. What the enemies of the United States hope to deny we work to reveal.

— George Tenet

I don’t want to talk about intelligence matters. I will say, however, that intelligence-community estimates should not become public in the way of this city and in the way of Congress.

— Warren Christopher

Your true potential is unlimited, and you can certainly achieve much more than human intelligence can comprehend.

— Mensah Oteh

It is impossible to underrate human intelligence – beginning with one’s own.

— Henry Adams

The true color of intelligence is not in knowledge but in the wisdom of actions.

— Debasish Mridha

For an educated person, intelligence is important but character is more important.

— Debasish Mridha

There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood.

— Fay Wray

We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other ballistic missiles in Iraq. And part of the problem is that, since 1998, there has been no way to even get minimal information about those programs except through intelligence means.

— Condoleezza Rice

The tools of their trade were simple, effective things: iron knuckles, saps and the like. But the iconic tool of the scuttler arsenal was a woven leather belt with a heavy iron or brass buckle used to decrease intelligence one wallop at a time.

— S.C. Barrus, Discovering Aberration

George W. Bush attended the intelligence briefing every day. Obama has not even attended half of them. He sends surrogates. That to me is significant.

— Rush Limbaugh

Tact is the intelligence of the heart.

— Anonymous

We focus on a unique form of artificial intelligence called artificial swarm intelligence.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

We will use all lawful tools at our disposal, and that includes authorities under the renewed PATRIOT Act. We firmly believe that our intelligence gathering tools must enable us to collect the information we need to protect the American people.

— John O. Brennan

Intelligent design is a modest position theologically and philosophically. It attributes the complexity and diversity of life to intelligence, but does not identify that intelligence with the God of any religious faith or philosophical system.

— William A. Dembski

And thanks to Christina McMullen, who has taught me that common sense and intelligence need not have any correlation whatsoever.

— Lois Greiman, Unscrewed

While a man of pure intelligence may achieve thegoal by the most casual of instruction, another may seek knowledge all his life and still remain bewildered.

— Ashtavakra Gita

But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.

— Daniel Goleman

Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.

— Gijs de Vries

The 9/11 commission recommended the appointment of a national intelligence director with budgetary authority to better coordinate the work of the intelligence community and resolve differences.

— Ronald Kessler

I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She’s taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity.

— Carole King

I keep trying to explain to people that the archetype of intelligence is not Dustin Hoffman in ‘The Rain Man;’ it is a human being, period. It is squishy things that explode in a vacuum, leaving footprints on their moon.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky

Up to this day, there has been no proof of the existence of any intelligence other than the human.

— Emile Zola

In these troubled, uncertain times, we don’t need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone’s intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Like many another materialist, that is, he lied cleverly on the basis of insufficient knowledge, because the knowledge supplied seemed to his own particular intelligence inadmissible.(“The Wendigo”)

— Algernon Blackwood, Monster Mix

In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

— Hillary Clinton

Just as you should never confuse the law with common justice, intelligence should not be confused with common sense. Some of the brightest people in the world have no idea how to cross the road.

— Terry Wogan

Lincoln’s stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition – in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village.

— John George Nicolay

Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.

— Tim Robbins

Of course, we would love to know more about the exact moment of Big Bang, but interposing an outside intelligence does nothing to add to that knowledge, as we still know nothing about the creation of that intelligence.

— Richard Dawkins

In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.

— Marya Mannes

The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor.

— Leland Stanford

For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn’t due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane.

— Charles Bass

Human intelligence is a marvelous, subtle, and poorly understood phenomenon. There is no danger of duplicating it anytime soon.

— Mitch Kapor

No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have searched the record for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.

— H.L. Mencken, Gist of Mencken

Less intelligence capacity equals less safety.

— Mike Pompeo

I can’t see what’s wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what’s bad news about being rewarded for assuming that.

— Steven Moffat

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

— Lyman Bryson

The president says, ‘What difference does it make what you call the enemy?’ Are you kidding me? As an intelligence officer, I would never get away with that. I could never say, ‘Well, you know, boss, I don’t label this enemy that we’re facing.’

— Michael T. Flynn

We must develop as quickly as possible technologies that make possible a direct connection between brain and computer, so that artificial brains contribute to human intelligence rather than opposing it.

— Stephen Hawking

Totalitarianism in power invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of intelligence and creativity is still the best guarantee of their loyalty.

— Hanna Arendt

There is no greater intelligence than kindness and empathy.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

— Michelle Obama

Wormholes don’t exist because the only way they would exist is if they were seeded with exotic material created by an intelligence far beyond our own. Something would have to make one.

— Jonathan Nolan

He’s an intelligent man, but it takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Leveraging community intelligence and making connections is a key component to being a growth hacker.

— Ryan Holiday

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

— Victor Hugo

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.

— John Sterling

People in the intelligence community are not made to believe in coincidences.

— Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

There is a huge difference between gathering intelligence in foreign countries, even our allies, and secretly getting information on U.S. citizens.

— Bob Beckel

Well, I think there’s a distinction between sexing-up the intelligence and sexing-up the presentation of the intelligence.

— John Major

You can never run from your past; it defines who you are today. But, use your Awo given intelligence and enjoy the future…because THAT only comes once.’ VAALBARA The Land of Shadows

— Michelle Horst

The doorway to health, higher intelligence and inexhaustible creativity lies in your willingness to live from Source. Risk being who you are meant to be; you are more compassionate, colorful, imaginative, visionary, more sensitive than you think.

— Lynne Gordon-Mundel

The heart has a deeper intelligence than the mind ever will.

— Eileen Anglin

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour for their curiosity their intolerance of shams the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

— Aldous Huxley

True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.

— Ian Mcewan

Others can challenge and motivate us, but we must reach down deep into our souls and call forth our God-given intelligence and capabilities. We cannot do this when we depend on the efforts of someone else.

— James E. Faust

One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn’t attacked us, it’s because he can’t or because we’ve defeated him.

— Michael Scheuer

The compassionate person does not require other people to be stupid, in order to be intelligent. Their intelligence is for everyone, so as to have a world in which there is less ignorance. (118)

— Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

Human strength plus intelligence cannot unlock the door that God is hiding its key.

— Bamigboye Olurotimi

We will have to continue to improve our human intelligence system-something that was, unfortunately, lacking in the years which led up to September 11. This is going to be a continuing process of change.

— John Sununu

Alternatively, anyone who favors Intelligent Design in lieu of evolution might pause to wonder why God devoted so much of His intelligence to designing malarial parasites.

— David Quammen, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

When you program a robot to be intelligent, you learn a number of things. You become very humble and develop enormous respect for natural intelligence because, even if you work day and night for several years, your robot isn’t that smart after all.

— Sebastian Thrun

Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn’t understood.

— Zhou Weihui

According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.

— Ferdinand Mount

The study of modern mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence is deeply rooted in the ancient Vipassana meditation techniques.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

There’s no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, ‘The government’s corrupt, ‘ and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done.

— Bill Gates

Soon she noted that teachers in subjects besides gym didn’t report her if she cut. They were happy not to have her there: her intelligence made her a problem. It demanded attention and rushed their lesson plans forward.

— Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.

— Carl Levin

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time.

— Maurice Duffy

The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

— Jean Baudrillard

The trouble with people like Tony Blair is they get confused, they think intelligence is education when they’re two different things.

— David Bailey

I’m every bourgeois nightmare – a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.

— Michael Caine

At some point, human intelligence became collective and cumulative in a way that happened to no other animal.

— Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

— Edward de Bono

We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction.

— Klaus Schwab

There is in Albert Camus’ literary craftsmanship a seductive intelligence that could almost make a reader dismiss his philosophical intentions if he had not insisted on making them so clear.

— Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

It was my mother’s idea. Her feeling was that I didn’t have the intelligence to pick a trade myself.

— Vidal Sassoon

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.

— Andrew Jackson

The scientific definition of intelligence is the capacity to overcome obstacles

— Mark Colenutt

In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.

— Alfred North Whitehead

Improving intelligence is possible, but it is more likely to occur if children are given the right experiences at the right ages.

— Dennis Garlick

Without education … what is man but a splendid slave, a reasoning savage vacillating between the dignity of an intelligence derived from God and the degradation of passion participated with brutes…

— Chukwudifu Oputa

Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.

— Annie Jump Cannon

For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.

— Bruce Springsteen

I’m the chairman of the intelligence committee. We don’t only get formal briefings, but we collect our information from the intelligence community in a variety of ways.

— Mike Rogers

Once intelligent beings achieve technology and the capacity for self-destruction of their species, the selective advantage of intelligence becomes more uncertain.

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It’s about character, it’s about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don’t see.

— Ron Silver

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.

— E. Stanley Jones

Man becomes man only by his intelligence but he is man only by his heart.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.

— Joan D. Vinge

Modern intelligence won’t accept anything on authority. But it will accept anything without authority.

— G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Knew Too Much

There’s been intelligence that terrorists would look to programs such as the visa waiver program to exploit.

— Asa Hutchinson

It’s really difficult to navigate attention and stardom and celebrity status and still try to maintain yourself and hold onto your intelligence and integrity. It’s really challenging.

— Shirley Manson

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

— Albert Einstein

Sometimes it seems as though each new step towards AI, rather than producing something which everyone agrees is real intelligence, merely reveals what real intelligence is not.

— Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Launching a brand is not for those with thin skin. It takes courage, intelligence and foresight.

— David Brier, The Lucky Brand

The human landscape of the New World shows a conquest of nature by an intelligence that does not love it.

— Northrop Frye

The problem of Islam as a political force is an essential one for our time and for the years to come, and we cannot approach it with a modicum of intelligence if we start out from a position of hatred.

— Michel Foucault

True miracles are created by men when they use the courage and intelligence that God gave them.

— Jean Anouilh

Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced us to the stage where most of us are too smart to invent new gods but are reluctant to give up the old ones.

— Ruth Hurmence Green

I think the political class in Berlin doesn’t need to be supervised and monitored by intelligence services in order to find out what they’re thinking. Just go to lunch with them, go to dinner with them, or read the papers.

— Angela Merkel

In order to be successful against each of these threats, we have to have a presence overseas, work closely not only with our counterparts in the law enforcement community, but also with the intelligence community.

— Robert Mueller

Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.

— Elon Musk

Men have constructed female sexuality and in so doing have annihilated the chance for sexual intelligence in women. Sexual intelligence cannot live in the shallow, predestined sexuality men have counterfeiteed for women.

— Andrea Dworkin

Took me a few years to understand what intelligence is; Took me an entire lifetime to understand ignorance. I still haven’t found an explanation for ignorance, because the ignorant are too ignorant to justify their ignorance.

— Robin Sacredfire

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

— Aldous Huxley

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.

— Ray Kurzweil

Innocence has a grace which intelligence lacks!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

Can all this just be an accident? Or could there be some alien intelligence behind it?

— Gene Roddenberry

Foreigners who speak Arabic in the Middle East are often assumed to be working for the C.I.A. or Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad.

— Richard Engel

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

— Bertrand Russell

Emotions will be critical in making machine intelligence more compatible with our own. This will be essential in order to facilitate healthier interactions as we move forward into our hopefully shared future.

— Richard Yonck, Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

With happiness comes intelligence to the heart.

— Chinese proverb

The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaida, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan.

— Barton Gellman

The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.

— W.H. Auden, Selected Essays

The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.

— Ida B. Wells

I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser.

— Richard Shelby

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

— David Honegger

He possesses the minimum sensibility necessary for his intelligence not to be merely mathematical, the minimum a human being needs so that it can be proven with a thermometer that he’s not dead.

— Álvaro de Campos

I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear – Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn’t promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal.

— Clare Short

If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence.

— Paul Bremer

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

— Laurence J. Peter

The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.

— Phaedrus

Any man of reasonable intelligence can make money if that’s what he wants. Mostly it’s women or clothes or admiration he really wants and they deflect him.

— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

GTMO has been a goldmine of intelligence about radical Islamic terrorism.

— Mike Pompeo

I can’t be a man. But I can embrace the head of a man, the intelligence of a man, the spirit of a man.

— Linda Hunt

Ever since 9/11, our intelligence agencies, as part of the ‘war on terror, ‘ have expanded their operations to include American citizens. I was ‘terrorized’ when I learned that the National Security Agency was intercepting information on Americans.

— Bob Beckel

Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.

— Caleb Cushing

A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.

— Jose Bergamin

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

— Albert Camus

God’s genius is as wide as the cosmos, while by comparison our intelligence can find room on the head of a pin.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

The average citizen in this county has more intelligence and sense in his little finger than the editor of ‘The New York Times’ has in his whole head.

— George Wallace

It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today’s intelligence challenges.

— Bob Barr

I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

I’ve had nothing to do with the intelligence world since I left it, in any shade or variety.

— John le Carre

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

— James Russell Lowell

There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.

— Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays