intelligence quotes

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. — Abigail Adams

If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity. — Samuel Morse

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. — Joseph Story

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result. — Andrew Jackson

After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty. — Washington Irving

God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth. — William Ellery Channing

There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman. — Carrie Chapman Catt

The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American. — Ida B. Wells

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. — James Whistler

Imagination is but another name for super intelligence. — Edgar Rice Burroughs