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Potential was a red herring to plot a life of wandering curiosity.
Scott himself had taught me that in the boundless sphere of the intellect there is no prudishness, no shockability. There is only evaluation of facts, and a morality founded on truth.
In most cases, a beautiful woman who aesthetically fascinates you becomes incapable of deep abstract thinking. Really beautiful woman is well-suited for observation but not for conversation. The complicated psychological difficulties of male brain arises from that -- a woman who can trigger sexual areas of this brain cannot transmit such strong impulses to the intellectual circuits of the brain, and vise versa. Consequently, as a sexual being, he dreams of a beautiful woman, as an intellectual being, a brainy woman, but as an intellectual and sexual being, each one simultaneously.
The mark of the developed intellect is that it could accommodate two contradictory ideas at the same time.
Education enables the humans to achieve their fullest mental and physical potential in both personal and social life.
The powerful intellect leashed by an impoverished vocabulary is a myth. Without a vocabulary, a language, the intellect cannot develop.
Many things have been compared to a brick, mainly as a tribute to their intellect or to their aerodynamic characteristics.
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaudy display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery.
Needless to say, that meant that the Braekbills student body was quite the psychological menagerie. Carrying that much onboard cognitive processing power had a way of distorting your personality. And to actually want to work that hard, you had to be at least a little bit screwed up.
Buddhi (intellect) makes one emotional. What would happen if this train were to become emotional? It will cause accident and kill many people. Similarly, when humans become emotional, countless jivas (organisms) die within. So remain in ‘motion’.
Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect.
James K. A. Smith
What if the primary work of education was the transforming of our imagination rather than the saturation of our intellect?
If you want to impress someone, simply make up a vocation and preface it with the words “molecular” or “theoretical” (as in “molecular biologist” or “theoretical physicist”). After you do this no one will question the veracity of anything you say—whether it is related to your putative vocation or not.
When circumstantial evidences come together, the mind gets involved in thoughts. The one that has the thoughts is the mind. At that time, the chit (knowledge & vision) goes out, if the work is external, or stays and wanders within, if the work is internal. Intellect gives the decision. Intellect then accepts either the decision of the chit or of the mind and becomes one with it. So then ego endorses it and signs off on it. This is how the parliamentary system (of antahkaran) works.
Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.
No, there's going to be no even tenor with me. The more uneven it is the happier I shall be. And when my time comes to die, I'll be able to die happy, for I will have done and seen and heard and experienced all the joy, pain, thrills — every emotion that any human ever had — and I'll be especially happy if I am spared a stupid, common death in bed.” ― Richard Halliburton
If I show up at your house ten years from now and find nothing in your living room but The Readers Digest, nothing on your bedroom night table but the newest Dan Brown novel, and nothing in your bathroom but Jokes for the John, I’ll chase you down to the end of your driveway and back, screaming ‘Where are your books? You graduated college ten years ago, so how come there are no damn books in your house? Why are you living on the intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a secret which every intellectual man quickly learns, that, beyond the energy of his possessed and conscious intellect, he is capable of a new energy (as of an intellect doubled on itself), by abandonment to the nature of things; that, beside his privacy of power as an individual man, there is a great public power, on which he can draw, by unlocking, at all risks, his human doors, and suffering the ethereal tides to roll and circulate through him: then is he caught up into the life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his thought is law, and his words are universally intelligible as the plants and animals.
It has always been difficult for historians to fully grasp the intelligence of painters.
The temporal heart resonates at whispers From a Truth overarching Of whose countenance Timeless Intellect yearns vainly to fathom
Saim . A. Cheeda
Maybe I am an Old Soul among Young Bodies.
The free intellect is the chief engine of human progress.
Antahkaran (inner complex of mind, intellect, chit and ego) is exactly like a parliament. In that ego is the president, intellect is the prime minister, chit is the foreign department, and mind is the home department.
The intellect does not reign supreme in matters of the heart.
Perhaps I occasionally sought to give, or inadvertently gave, to the student a sense of battle on the intellectual battlefield. If all you do is to give them a faultless and complete and uninhabited architectural masterpiece, then you do not help them to become builders of their own.
True intellect is that which resolves issues. All else is excess intellect; it causes harm.
Pliny The Elder
The brain is the citadel of sense perception.
The intellect is the gift of God. You cannot buy that and nor can learn from any institution.
Smartphones are tools which fools fiddle with when they are around people that they don’t have the courage, or, the intellect, to converse with.
Scholars note that human reasoning is limited not only by imperfect information and innate intellectual capacities but also by the broader culture that subsequently shapes the very optics that individuals use to categorize the world.
As long as our body-mind-heart-spirit connection is active and balanced, we will continue to grow.
Today, the world rewards those with creative and intellectual muscles. So, women and skinny men need to shut up and start thinking.
Clothes form the intellect of the dandy.
The intellect cannot laugh, it can only dissect.
The one who gives an immediate decision, gives a solution, it is the intellect (buddhi). If one becomes confused, he is of lesser intellect.
Intellect counts for nothing if it doesn't wear a designer label.
The pride in intellect, or rather in the supremacy of the mind, is not restricted to those engaged in intellectual pursuits but is a regular occurrence in all neurosis.
Moreover, the Games as a whole expressed a tragic doubt and renunciation; they became figurative statements of the dubiousness of all intellectual endeavour. At the same time, in their intellectual structure as well as in their calligraphic technique and perfection, they were so extraordinarily beautiful that they brought tears to one's eyes. Each of these Games moved with such gravity and sincerity towards solution, only at the last so nobly to forgo the attempt at solution, that it was like a perfect elegy upon the transitoriness inherent in all beautiful things and the ultimate dubiety immanent in all soaring flights of the intellect.
I only know that I know nothing
Edgar Allan Poe
The principle of vis inertiae (...) seems to be identical in physics and metaphysics. It is not more true in the former, that a large body is with more difficulty set in motion than a smaller one, and that its subsequent momentum is commensurate with this difficulty, than it is, in the latter, that intellects of the vaster capacity, while more forcible, more constant, and more eventful in their movements than those of inferior grade, are yet the less readily moved, and more embarrassed, and full of hesitation in the first few steps of their progress
Initially, you grasp [knowledge] through the ‘light’ of the intellect and then the understanding arises, and thereafter a state in which there is absence of anger-pride-deceit-greed and attachment-abhorrence arises.
The mist after rain, uninterrupted rainfall on rooftops, pitter-patter intellect. The thoughts I leave behind like footsteps.
He's not a total idiot. In fact, he has a good head on his shoulders. He thinks like a woman, most of the time.
She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
I am finding out gradually why I am so lonely. The only things I care about are things which use my brain. The women I meet are not so much interested and I do not meet many men, so there is an intellectual solitude which is like the solitude of the desert — dangerous to one's sanity.
Shreeom Surye Shiva
When we turn the intellect inwards, God manifests as the inner love consciousness.
While hard data may inform the intellect, it is largely soft data that generates wisdom.
Upholding the value of intellectual independence doesn't mean that we need to refrain from group learning and other participatory activities.
I am my brain's publisher.
If your language is confused, your intellect, if not your whole character, will almost certainly correspond.