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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One definition of man is ''an intelligence served by organs.''" Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America." Lillian Hellman
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

"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
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"You don't need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence." Jewish Proverb
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"It's good to be clever, but not to show it." French Proverb
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"The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play)." Michel Foucault
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Albert Einstein

"I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field." Albert Einstein
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Oscar Wilde

"The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all." Oscar Wilde
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"A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure." Chamfort Chamfort
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Marcel Proust

"Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey." Marcel Proust
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We lie in the lap of immense intelligence." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere." Wyndham Lewis
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"Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier." Stanislaw Lec
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Erich Fromm

"Reason is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man." Erich Fromm
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Bertolt Brecht

"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good." Bertolt Brecht
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Oscar Wilde

"Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out." Oscar Wilde
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

"Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost." Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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"People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave." James Randi
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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