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    Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars.

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    My own fault. The equipment had safeties but your primary piece of protective equipment was your brain. There was a presumption that anyone entering this room was intelligent enough to keep away from hot things, sharp things, and things carrying large stores of momentum.

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    Mind is just in the middle. You are nothing but a mess. If you can go beyond it, intelligence grows in you; if you go below it, any intelligence that you had disappears.

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    Nature is neither pleasant nor painful. It is all intelligence and beauty. Pain and pleasure are in the mind.

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    My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

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    Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

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    Nothing marks a man's character better than his attraction to intelligence.

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    No one is mediocre who has good sense and good sentiments.

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    One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.

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    One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulas have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers.

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    No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.

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    Only love expands intelligence.  To live in love is to accept the other and the conditions of his existence as a source of richness, not as opposition, restriction or limitation.

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    One of the things that Ivar knew about Mrs. Walker was that she would only tell him what she knew if he asked the right question, so he spent a portion of his time meditating over what he might ask Mrs. Walker and how he might phrase the question.

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    Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

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    Perfection does not exist; to understand it is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.

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    Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

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    People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.

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    People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.

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    Rescue the drowning and tie your shoestrings.

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    Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

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    Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.

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    Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

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    Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.

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    Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become and enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.

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    Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.

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    Success comes more quickly to the entrepreneur that follows his instincts rather than following the progress of his competitors.

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    Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. Once you are above the level of 25; once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.

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    The admission fee was a viper's tongue and a half-concealed stiletto. It was a sort of intellectual slaughterhouse.

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    That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

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    The best buy by way of management is brains-at any price.

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    The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.

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    The brave, impetuous heart yields everywhere to the subtle, contriving head.

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    The closest natural area to you is the wild, naturally intelligent biological community within you.

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    The color of truth is gray.

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    Sometimes it's smart to be scared.

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    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

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    The brain is not an organ to be relied upon.

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    The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe.

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    The cultivated person's first duty is to be always prepared to rewrite the encyclopedia.

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    The first mark of intelligence, to be sure, is not to start things; the second mark of intelligence is to pursue to the end what you have started.

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    The French equate intelligence with rational discourse, the Russians with intense soul-searching. For the Mexican, intelligence is inseparable from maliciousness.

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    The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers the most from its own limitations.

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    The education of the intellect is a great business; but an unconsecd intellect is the saddest sight on which the sun looks down.

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    The greatest cunning is to have none at all.

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    The highest that we can attain to is not Knowledge, but Sympathy with Intelligence.

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    The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.

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    The intelligent have a right over the ignorant; namely, the right of instructing them.

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    The likelihood of the formation of life from inanimate matter is 1 to a number with 40,000 noughts after it (1040,000).... It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution. There was no primeval soup, neither on this planet nor any other, and if the beginnings of life were not random, they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence.

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    The march of intellect is proceeding at quick time; and if its progress be not accompanied by a corresponding improvement in morals and religion, the faster it proceeds, with the more violence will you be hurried down the road to ruin.

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    The mind does not take its complexion from the skin.