Christ has something in common with all creatures. With the stone he shares existence, with the plants he shares life, with the animals he shares sensation, and with the angels he shares intelligence. Thus all things are transformed in Christ since in the fullness of his nature he embraces some part of every creature.— Bonaventure
Contentment Animal Intelligence quotations
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans?
Last year I gave several lectures on "Intelligence and Musicality among Animals" ... Today I am going to speak to you about "Intelligence and Musicality among Critics" ... The subject is much the same, with some modifications, of course.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth.
Every blade of grass, every insect, ant, and golden bee, all so amazingly know their path, though they have not intelligence, they bear witness to the mystery of God and continually accomplish it themselves.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
A dog is not intelligent. Never trust an animal that's surprised by it's own farts
Wonder, and its expression in poetry and the arts, are among the most important things which seem to distinguish men from other animals, and intelligent and sensitive people from morons.
We are taught that the body is an ignorant animal intelligence dwells only in the head. But the body is smart. It does not discern between external stimuli and stimuli from the imagination. It reacts equally viscerally to events from the imagination as it does to real events.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
Researching 'Lone Wolf,' I was amazed at how thoughtful and intelligent these animals are. There has never been a documented attack against a human by a wolf that wasn't provoked by the human.
Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives.
They form close bonds with other members of their group.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
Instinct guides the animal better than the man.
In the animal it is pure, in man it is led astray by his reason and intelligence.
To approach animals in their most natural, native settings.
I have to understand the mysteries of their behavior. With careful preparation, I can show the animal in its best light, demonstrating its beauty, strength and intelligence.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
The equation of animal and vegetable life is too complicated a problem for human intelligence to solve, and we can never know how wide a circle of disturbance we produce in the harmonies of nature when we throw the smallest pebble into the ocean of organic life.
As for cages themselves, an ordinary citizen who kept dogs in similar conditions for their entire lives would risk prosecution for cruelty. A pig producer who keeps an animal of comparable intelligence in this manner, however, is more likely to be rewarded with a tax concession or, in some countries, a direct government subsidy.
Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.
Astrology's roots lie in an ancient world-view which perceived the universe as a single living organism, animated by divine order and intelligence.
The intelligence of the lower forms of animal life, like a great deal of human intelligence, does not involve a self.
Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
Abraham Lincoln did not shoot John Wilkes Booth.
Titanic did not sink a North Atlantic iceberg. And Fox News is neither fair nor balanced. These are simple historical facts intelligible to all adults, most children, and some of your more discerning domesticated animals. But not... to Bill O
I usually say the aim of life is to be happy.
Our existence is based on hope. Our life is rooted in the opportunity to be happy, not necessarily wealthy, but happy within our own minds. If we only indulge in sensory pleasure, we'll be little different from animals. In fact, we have this marvellous brain and intelligence; we must learn to use it.
The most prudent thing any intelligent animal can do, if it would prefer its descendents not to spend a lot of time on a slab with electrodes clamped to their brains or sticking mines on the bottom of ships, or being patronised by zoologists, is to make bloody certain humans don't find out about it.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
Sheep are stupid, and have to be driven. But goats are intelligent, and need to be led.
Man's greatness does not consist in being different from the animals that share the earth with him, but in being...conscious of things of which his environment has no inkling.
So in regard to mental qualities, their transmission is manifest in our dogs, horses and other domestic animals. Besides special tastes and habits, general intelligence, courage, bad and good tempers. etc., are certainly transmitted.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.
I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence.
Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
When we see animals doing remarkable things, how do we know if we're simply seeing tricks or signs of real intelligence? Are talented animals just obeying commands, or do they have some kind of deeper understanding? One of the biggest challenges for animal researchers is to come up with tests that can distinguish between the two.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
I love bats! Women are scared of them.
They think bats can get caught in their hair, don't they? But bats are the most beautiful of animals, extraordinarily delicate. Have you observed their brilliant little eyes, gleaming with intelligence, and their skin, silky as velvet? And look at all these delicate little bones.
From inanimate object, to microorganism, to plant, to insect, to animal, to human, there is an evolving level of intelligence.
Dolphins : Animals that are so intelligent that, within a few weeks of captivity, they can train a man to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them food three times a day.
The audience is a very curious animal.
It is shrewd rather than intelligent. Its mental capacity is less than that of its most intellectual members.
There is One Infinite Mind which of necessity includes all that is, whether it be the intelligence in man, the life in the animal, or the invisible Presence which is God.