Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.— Mark Twain
Captivate Intelligent Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
To the intelligent man or woman, life appears infinitely mysterious.
But the stupid have an answer for every question.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Silently hear everyone. Accept what is good. Reject and forget what is not. This is intelligent living.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself
No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life.
It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give.
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
The question is not whether there is intelligent life out there, the question is, whether there is intelligent life down here. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.
Perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything.
You can manifest the life you truly want with clear intention, emotional intelligence and imagination...like it or not, your life is what you have chosen.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
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.
I do not believe that every person, in every walk of life, can succeed in spite of any handicap. That would be perfection. But I do believe that what I was able to attain came to be because we put behind us (no matter how slowly) the dogmas of the past: to discover the truth of today; and perhaps the greatness of tomorrow.
All problems in life arise from some weakness of mind.
All weakness of mind is due to the mind's ignorance of its own essential nature, which is universal and the source of infinite energy and intelligence. ... In order to root out any problem of life it is only necessary to be brought out of ignorance, to be brought to knowledge.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.
I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.
The kinder and more intelligent a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. Kindness enriches our life; with kindness mysterious things become clear, difficult things become easy and dull things become cheerful.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind reveals to me my true place in life.
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts--spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back -- length of life.
To be or not to be?' That is not the question.
What is the question? The question is not one of being, but of becoming. 'To become more or not to become more' This is the question faced by each intelligence in our universe.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.
In order to live a fully human life we require not only control of our bodies (though control is a prerequisite); we must touch the unity and resonance of our physicality, our bond with the natural order, the corporeal grounds of our intelligence.
If I preach against the modern artificial life of sensual enjoyment, and ask men and women to go back to the simple life epitomized in the charkha, I do so because I know that without an intelligent return to simplicity, there is no escape from our d.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future.
Other intelligent life-forms will differ greatly in appearance - they may resemble the creature in E.T. or startle us with their beauty - but life itself is common, I'm certain.
Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne.
One thing I have seen over and over again in life is that there is virtually no correlation between intelligence and common sense. IQ doesn't seem to translate that way.
Seek to have your life in God, not in things, not in people, not in places, not in circumstances, not in arguments, not in human intelligence, but in God.