34 Intelligent Quotes will make you think in new ways

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Here are 34 Intelligent Quotes will make you think in new ways.

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Alan Dundes

2. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

3. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

4. A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance.
Niccolo Machiavelli

5. I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.
Woodrow Wilson

6. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

7. The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

8. In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

9. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

10. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Stephen Hawking

11. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

12. Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin

13. It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair

14. When someone isn’t smart enough to express their frustration, they use dirty words. Those are words that describe a lack of intelligence. Smart people don’t use those kind of dirty words, because they find it an insult to their intelligence.
Nouman Ali Khan

15. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein

16. No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts.
Bob Proctor

17. A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James

18. Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
Nikola Tesla

19. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein

20. I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

21. Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change.
Robert Kennedy

22. Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do.
Jean Piaget

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

24. We have power… Our power isn’t in a political system, or a religious system, or in an economic system, or in a military system; these are authoritarian systems… they have power… but it’s not reality. The power of our intelligence, individually or collectively IS the power; this is the power that any industrial ruling class truly fears: clear coherent human beings.
John Trudell

25. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

26. The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

27. I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

28. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

29. Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

30. The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
Claude Levi-Strauss

31. I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
Antonio Gramsci

32. Vladimir: I don’t understand. Estragon: Use your intelligence, can’t you? Vladimir uses his intelligence. Vladimir: (finally) I remain in the dark.
Samuel Beckett

33. It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

34. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell