Intelligence Proverbs

Sayings about Intelligence

Never has a man more need of his intelligence than when a fool asks him a question. ~ Chinese Proverb

A fool who knows he is a fool has a little intelligence, but a fool that thinks he is intelligent is really a fool. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Intelligence is the best capital. ~ German Proverbs

You don’t need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Where there is a glut of words, there is a dearth of intelligence. ~ Indian Proverbs

Bravery without intelligence is not bravery. ~ Arabian Proverb

The conversation of the wise concerns ideas; that of the intelligent is about ideas; the common folk talk about food. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who has no intelligence is happy with it. ~ South African Proverb

An intelligent enemy is worth more than a stupid friend. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

Friendship is love with intelligence. ~ German Proverb

The child who died too soon was always beautiful and intelligent. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Speaking French is no proof of intelligence. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

The first decision of a woman is the most intelligent and the last decision most dangerous. ~ Chinese Proverb

To learn about other people is science, to learn to know yourself is intelligence. ~ Chinese Proverb

Experience is the teacher of jesters and the intelligence of the wise. ~ German Proverb

Over-intelligent people can’t find friends. ~ Japanese Proverb

Habit is the intelligence of the crowd. ~ German Proverb

The best horse needs a whip, intelligent men need advice, and devout women need a man. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Beautiful girls are seldom happy, intelligent boys are seldom beautiful. ~ Chinese Proverb

Any fool can say “Ah” — you need intelligence to say “Yes.” ~ Tibetan Proverbs

You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. ~ Malcolm X

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas. ~ Susan Sontag

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good. ~ Elbert Hubbard

People’s intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number. People don’t tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups. ~ Robyn Hitchcock

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. ~ Saul Bellow

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.~ Albert Einstein

You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.~ Sidney A. Friedman

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. ~ Stephen Hawking

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. ~ George Orwell

If you can be funny, it means you’re intelligent. Your brain is working fast. ~ Amber Valletta

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more. ~ Ed Parker

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.~ Marya Mannes

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. ~ Henrik Tikkanen

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

The role of the intelligence — that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit. ~ Simone Weil

Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered.~ Haneef Fatmi

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Intelligence is required to be able to know that a man knows not. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. ~ Goethe

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven. ~ Edward De Bono

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. ~ Albert Edward Wiggam

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. ~ Laurence J. Peter

We lie in the lap of immense intelligence. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intelligence is the art of good guesswork. ~ H.B.Barlown

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including as one’s capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity, and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context.~ More!

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