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.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Informative Intelligent Person quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
I think it's the responsibility of every human being, not just those who wear the identity of poet, activist, voter, religious person... it's the responsibility of every person. Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can.
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Intelligence is measured by a person's ability to see validity within both sides of contradicting arguments.
Think of a person of average intelligence, and then realise half of the fucking country is more stupid than that idiot.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
Play touches and stimulates vitality, awakening the whole person - mind, body, intelligence and creativity.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
In these days of political, personal and economic disintegration, music is not a luxury, it's a necessity; not simply because it is therapeutic, nor because it is the universal language, but because it is the persistent focus of our intelligence, aspiration and goodwill.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
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.
For our personal advancement in virtue and truth one quality is sufficient, namely, love; to advance humanity there must be two, love and intelligence; to accomplish the Great Work there must be three love, intelligence, and activity. And yet love is ever the root and the source.
The Christian faith does not call for us to put our minds on the shelf, to fly in the face of common sense and history, or to make a leap of faith into the dark. The rational person, fully apprised of the evidence, can confidently believe.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.
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.
Men and women range themselves into three classes or orders of intelligence;
you can tell the lowest class by their habit of always talking about persons; the next by the fact that their habit is always to converse about things; the highest by their preference for the discussion of ideas.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand.
.. prejudice, fear and ignorance walk hand-in-hand.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
There are many accidents that are nothing but accidents-and forget it.
But there are some that were brought about only because you are the person you are... you have the wherewithal, intelligence, and energy to recognize it and do something with it.
The number one thing I am earnestly attracted to is intelligence.
Writers are thus the pinnacle of intelligence. While actors are great and awesome, writers literally create new worlds from scratch. What is sexier than that? Personally, I don't know why every person out there isn't dating a writer.
The hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older—intelligence and good manners.
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
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.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to a Person where I see no way.
The autistic personality is an extreme variant of male intelligence.
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
What is usually called 'intelligence' refers to the linguistic and logical capacities that are valued in certain kinds of school and for certain school-like tasks. It leaves little if any room for spatial intelligence, personal intelligences, musical intelligence, etc.
One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
Know what you own, and know why you own it.
The study of women's intelligence and personality has had broadly the same history as the one we record for Negroes ... in drawing a parallel between the position of, and feeling toward, women and Negroes, we are uncovering a fundamental basis of our culture.
The juvenile delinquent does not feel his disturbed personality.
The intelligent man does not feel his intelligence or the introvert his introversion.
I don't think there is such a thing as an intelligent mega-rich person.
For who with a fine mind can look out upon this world and hoard what can nourish a thousand souls.
Any man who is intelligent must, on considering that health is of the utmost value to human beings, have the personal understanding necessary to help himself in diseases, and be able to understand and to judge what physicians say and what they administer to his body, being versed in each of these matters to a degree reasonable for a layman.