52 Best Intelligent Quotes

By | December 10, 2020

Explore Intelligent Quotes from the best authors in this article, a sign of intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions. The root cause of trouble is stupidity. So intelligent hell would be better than foolish heaven.

Intelligent Quotes


“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” – Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Quotes


“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell


“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” – Isaac Newton


“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – E. F. Schumacher


“If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children’s mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives.” – Danny Glover


“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin


“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway


“If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.” – Franz Boas


“I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.” – Nicole Scherzinger


“Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.” – Honore de Balzac


“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer


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


“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.” – Max Planck


“It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.” – George Bernard Shaw


“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” – Johannes Kepler


“I don’t have a type. I am more of a sapiosexual person. The girl has to be intelligent.” – Siddharth Shukla


“I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman.” – Isaiah Mustafa


“I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren’t random.” – Steve Jobs


“If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein


I’m convinced that promoting sport is an intelligent way of educating our children.” – Shakira


“The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.” – Ed Parker


“People have confused playing devil’s advocate with being intelligent.” – Cecily Strong


“Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you’re obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant.” – Chris Martin


“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” – Maya Angelou


“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” – Ernest Hemingway


“What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn’t have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that’s startling or is so poignant.” – Patti Smith


“It’s remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.” – Charlie Munger


“There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.” – George Orwell


“I think that intelligence is such a narrow branch of the tree of life – this branch of primates we call humans. No other animal, by our definition, can be considered intelligent. So intelligence can’t be all that important for survival, because there are so many animals that don’t have what we call intelligence, and they’re surviving just fine. Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson


“Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.” – Isadora Duncan


“The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization.” – Fidel Castro


“The difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.” – Neal Stephenson


“I would rather be stupid than pretend to be intelligent.” – Mahesh Bhatt


“I am true to my own race. I wish to see all done that can be done for their encouragement, to assist them in acquiring property, in becoming intelligent, enlightened, useful, valuable citizens.” – Hiram Rhodes Revels


“Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children.” – Michael Morpurgo


“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


“What woman wouldn’t want to be pursued in a flattering, non-physically threatening way by a gorgeous, fascinating, intelligent man? Being wanted, desired, being the focus of a man’s aspirations, his goal, his grail – the one companion he must have to live contentedly – is one of the most universal and fundamental of female wishes.” – Stephanie Laurens


“The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself; he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.” – Han Fei


“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates


“I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.” – Jim Morrison


“Regardless of what the future holds, intelligent investment in common stocks offer a solid route for a reasonable return on investment going forward. Michael Burry


“If there’s anyone out there that looks a bit like me, or just feels a little bit out of place just trying to get into performing, you are beautiful; embrace it. You are intelligent; embrace it. You are powerful; embrace it.” – Michaela Coel


“Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin. We pause long enough to look more carefully at a situation, to see more of its character, to think about why it’s happening, to notice how it’s affecting us and others.” – Margaret J. Wheatley


“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson


“Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.” – Henri Frederic Amiel


“My dad was very intelligent, had a very strong personality. I was amazed with my father.” – Dolores Huerta


“An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.” – Victor Hugo


“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” – Stephen Hawking


“Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.” – Laurence J. Peter


“I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.” – Nora Ephron


“Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.” – George Orwell


“It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.” – G. H. Hardy


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