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Quotations about Intelligence


Intelligence: The power to reason, understand, and innovate. It's the thing that makes us human, and sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. Some people are blessed with it in spades, while others have to work a little harder to keep up. But don't worry if you're in the latter group – there's always Google to help you out. And if that fails, there's always the time-honored tradition of pretending you know what you're talking about until someone proves you wrong.

So let's delve into the fascinating world of intelligence, where the only thing smarter than a Mensa member is a cat who knows how to open a door.

quotations about intelligence

"I have nothing to declare except my genius." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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"Intelligence is like underwear. It's important to have, but it's not necessary to show it off." Anon

"Intelligence is knowing the right answer. *Wisdom*The trick*Stupidity* is knowing when to keep your mouth shut." Anon

"I'm so smart that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I'm saying." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. *Wisdom*The trick*Stupidity* is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington (English humorist, 1941-2008)

I'm not smart. I *just wear glasses.*am just smarter than you.*am just rich.* Anon

"Intelligence is a very valuable thing, but it's not everything. And it's often overrated." David Lee Roth (American rock singer, 1954-)

Intelligence is the ability to *adapt to change.*do the Times crossword.*speak German.* Stephen Hawking (English theoretical physicist, 1942-)

"Intelligence is knowing how to take criticism; stupidity is thinking you're above it." Anon

"I'm not smart. I'm just good at guessing." Anon

"Intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in your mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald (American novelist, 1896-1940)

"Intelligence is the ability to make unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated things." Tim Harford (English economic journalist, 1973-)

Intelligence is the ability to recognize your own *stupidity.*mother.*failings.* Anon

"I'm not smart. I'm just well-read." Anon

"Intelligence is knowing when to *ask*scream*plead* for help." Anon

"Intelligence is the ability to make complex things simple." Albert Einstein (German-born theoretical physicist, 1879-1955)

"Intellectual: Someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger." Anon

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"Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration." Thomas Alva Edison (American inventor, 1847-1931)

"Probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone." John F. Kennedy (American President, 1917-63) at a White House dinner for Nobel prizewinners

'I think; therefore, I am' is the statement of an intellectual who *underrates toothaches.*doesn't think.*rocks, man!* Milan Kundera (Czech novelist, 1929-)

"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 (American journalist and literary critic, 1880-1956)

"She does not understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thinks we just fought World War Eleven." Joan Rivers (American comedienne, 1933-)

"I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a life-saving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on." Victoria Wood (British writer and comedienne, 1953-)

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