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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Some minds are like concrete: thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

Attributed to the Rev. Denny Brake Quotes

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

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Varnhagen Von Ense's Memoirs--London and Westminster Review

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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 Louis Bergson Quotes , Source: Creative Evolution (ch. II)

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In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools, and of indefinitely urging the manufacture.

Henri Louis Bergson Quotes , Source: Creative Evolution (ch. II)

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For the eye of the intellect "sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing." - Thomas Carlyle,

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Varnhagen Von Ense's Memoirs--London and Westminster Review

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The growth of the intellect is spontaneous in every expansion. The mind that grows could not predict the times, the means, the mode of that spontaneity. God enters by a private door into every individual.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Intellect

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Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each other.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Literary Ethics

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'Tis good-will makes intelligence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: The Titmouse (l. 65)

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Thou living ray of intellectual fire.

William Falconer Quotes , Source: The Shipwreck (canto I, l. 104)

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I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

William Falconer Quotes , Source: The Shipwreck (canto I, l. 104)

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Glorious indeed is the world of God around us, but more glorious the world of God within us. There lies the Land of Song; there lies the poet's native land.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Hyperion (bk. I, ch. VIII)

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The hand that follows intellect can achieve.

Michelangelo Buonarotti Quotes , Source: The Artist, (Longfellow's translation)

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A man is not a wall, whose stones are crushed upon the road; or a pipe, whose fragments are thrown away at a street corner. The fragments of an intellect are always good.

George Sand (pseudonym of Mme. Dudevant) Quotes , Source: Handsome Lawrence (ch. II)

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The march of intellect.

Robert Southey Quotes , Source: Sir Thos. More; or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society (vol. II, p. 361)

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Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Borderers, written 18 years before "Excursion"

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The intellectual power, through words and things, Went sounding on, a dim and perilous way!

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Excursion (bk. III)

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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.

Thomas Kempis Quotes

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-- and a lot of courage- -to move in the opposite direction.

E. F.Schumacker Quotes

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They say that the more a person learns, the more they find there is to learn. Therefore the smarter you think you are, the dumber you really are.

Chris Hamono Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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