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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian political philosopher and statesman.

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) American architect.


When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.