Intelligence Quotes

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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

— Salvador Dali

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.

— George S. Patton

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

— Winston Churchill

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

— Michael Jordan

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

— Albert Einstein

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

— E. B. White

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.

— Albert Einstein

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

— Roger Ebert

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Arthur Schopenhauer

I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

— Socrates

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.

— Roy H. Williams

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

— Oscar Wilde

I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence.

— Malcolm X

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

— Ernest Hemingway

Common sense is not so common.

— Voltaire

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

— Henry Ford

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

— A. A. Milne

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.

— Stephen Hawking
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