Intelligence Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Intelligence quotes and Intelligence sayings, and Intelligence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. "

Charles Bukowski

"I’ve written a number of books that have to do with the evolution of humans, human intelligence, human emotions. "

Carl Sagan

"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. "

Carl Sagan

"We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth."

Carl Jung

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. "

Carl Jung

"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence."

Bertrand Russell

"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines."

Bertrand Russell

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."

Arthur Schopenhauer

"There is no great genius without some touch of madness."


"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet."

Stephen Hawking

"Wit is educated insolence."


"Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly."

Michel de Montaigne

"Only great minds can afford a simple style."


"Intelligence is enormously sexy."

Frank Langella

"Intelligence is nothing without delight."

Paul Claudel

"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being."

Simone Weil

"The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all."

Oscar Wilde

"Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led."

Alexander Cannon

"There is no such thing as Intelligence; one has intelligence of this or that. One must have intelligence only for what one is doing."

Edgar Degas

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

Andrea Dworkin

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

Bryant H. McGill

"Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier."

Stanislaw J. Lec

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

Jean Baudrillard

"Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."

Henri Bergson

"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are."

George Santayana

"Intelligence is a moral category."

Theodor Adorno

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

Saul Bellow

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