Because the results are expressed in numbers, it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the intelligence test is a measure like a foot ruler or a pair of scales. It is, of course, a quite different sort of measure. Intelligence is not an abstraction like length and weight; it is an exceedingly complicated notion – which nobody has yet succeeded in defining.
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.
Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul
I don’t think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
Intelligence is when you spot a flaw in your boss’s reasoning. Wisdom is when you refrain from pointing it out.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.