One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.

George Bernard Shaw

In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools, and of indefinitely urging the manufacture.

Henri Bergson

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form.

Albert Einstein

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.

Simone Weil

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.

Frank Moore Colby

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.

Robert J. Shiller

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.

John Calvin

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

Henry Adams

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

Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.

Harriet Martineau

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

Lewis Mumford

Being intelligent is not a felony, but most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.

Lazarus Long

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Lisa Alther

It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat.

Richard Hofstadter

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen

The universe is an intelligence test.

Timothy Leary

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.

Don Herold

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.

John Sterling

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.

Barbara Walters

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Konrad Adenauer

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.

Linus Torvalds

You can have all the intelligence in the world and don't have enough stamina. I have seen some very bright, bright women who do not have the stamina for husbands.

Charleszetta Waddles

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

Laurence J. Peter

They have a tourniquet on the brain.

Robert Duvall

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.

George Santayana

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.

John Ciardi

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

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


It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

Arthur C. Clarke

A mind too active is no mind at all.

Theodore Roethke

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.

Malcolm X

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.

Jean Anouilh

The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Sigmund Freud

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

Official intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs was flawed, but even with its flaws, it was not what led to the war.

Paul Pillar

We've seen a big difference. People are coming to us for help and intelligence, instead of us going to them. That was not happening at first.

Hollis Crawford

Men define intelligence, men define usefulness, men tell us what is beautiful, men even tell us what is womanly.

Sally Kempton

There is a deep fundamental dysfunction in the way we gather intelligence and provide information to the decision-makers.

John Lehman

Basically, cooked information is working its way into high-level pronouncements and there's a lot of unhappiness about it in intelligence, especially among analysts at the CIA.

Vincent Cannistraro

He's not showy. He's quietly effective. He has marshaled his intelligence in the service of getting things done.

Robert Dion

Any place you look in this city you will see the ghost of intelligence collection.

David Major

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.

Thomas Moore

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

Raymond Chandler

[Letter writing] helps you develop a way to think, ... It builds your intelligence, helps your ability to respond to something better.

Will Anderson

The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

Jean Baudrillard

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

Thomas S. Szasz

Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

There is a deep fundamental dysfunction in the way we gather intelligence...

John Lehman

Any idiot can amass intelligence. It is being able to leverage that knowledge. They are good at that.

Richard Hyman

Imagination, industry, and intelligence - "the three I s" - are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.

Kitty O'neill Collins

Our own intelligence people are not of the view that this was an attack specifically on the Canadian embassy.

Bill Graham

The heart has its prisons that intelligence cannot unlock.

Marcel Jouhandeau

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.

Remy De Gourmont

I want to see the artificial intelligence lab, too, but just seeing anything of the things that have been invented there would be great.

Rachel Smith

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

H. L. Mencken

The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.

Carl Levin

With her intelligence, she will have success in whatever field she goes into.

Layne Langholf

We have got an underlying level of intelligence which shows there is a threat.

Admiral Sir Alan West

I find it reprehensible considering he (Goss) failed to carry out adequate oversight when he sat on the House intelligence committee.

Kristen Breitweiser

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Groucho Marx

More than anything we are paying attention now. Our intelligence gathering is better focused and funded.

Mike Rogers

We do not have any intelligence indicating this type of attack is planned in the United States.

Brian Roehrkasse

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.

Titus Livius

They said they have no intelligence and I don't believe that. I think that the Catholic Church has the most advanced intelligence services.

Carla Del Ponte

A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence.

Brander Matthews

If our economy depends on options we have a huge problem on our hands. Please don't insult my intelligence that badly.

Alex Vallecillo

Intelligence on this case is evolving and we have leads and information that have directed us to occupy these new areas.

Col. Fernando Lemos

Both sides are coming into it with a lot of historical baggage. That being said, the initial encounters in which we are exchanging intelligence on terrorist activities have been going very well.

C. Blair

We had the intelligence data; there just was no system in place to intercept them as they were entering the country or as they were boarding the planes.

Joseph Atick

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.

Immanuel Kant

We're getting more intelligence that's allowing us to stop more of these things, find more of them. So we're learning from them (the insurgents) and the enemy is learning from us, and it's going to be that way for as long as there is an insurgency.

Lawrence Di Rita

They had no spatial intelligence. Streets weren't where they once were.

Anthony Veltri

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.

Thomas Kempis

I believe it is essential that we hold both the intelligence agencies and senior policy-makers accountable.

Nevada Democrat

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.

David Herbert Lawrence

If you're a foreign intelligence service and you know that a [US] federal agency is buying 15,000 computers from [a Chinese] company, wouldn't you look into the possibility that you could do something about that?

Larry Wortzel

We have to play with intelligence and try to stop them getting the ball.

Nolberto Solano

We do adjust patrols according to intelligence we have. We do the same for illegal alien traffic.

Roy Cervantes

Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.

Robert Anton Wilson

Learned behavior, the ability to adapt, they have the ability to use instinct and intelligence to increase their longevity. In today's world, animal or human, it's adjust or you don't make it.

Stephen Havera

It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.

Bob Barr

He is shocked over the extent of the leaks coming from apparent sources in law enforcement or the intelligence community. It is something we are all concerned about.

Stanley Cohen

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Robert Anton Wilson

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The intelligence community was stuck. It was stuck in Cold War ways, Cold War thinking, Cold War culture.

Amy Zegart

This was the ethos of the intelligence analysis directorate during most of the 27 years I spent there.

Ray Mcgovern

Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.


If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

Will Cuppy

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.

Shirley Hazzard

We must recognize that there are limitations [to intelligence] and that misinterpretations can occur.

Hans Blix

His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it.

Paterculus is not by reflection and intelligence, but by perception, that the highest and purest truths are attained.

Anatole France

We looked at the intelligence assessment process, and we've come to the conclusion that it is broken, ... American Morning.

Joseph Cirincione

We've adopted a more structured approach to investigations, intelligence gathering and targeting suspects.

Police Charles Scarlett

After spending my first half day with them, I was impressed by their politeness and respect to superiors even in the detention center and their intelligence.

Dr. Melinda Bandalaria

I knew [Arnold] was good, but not that good. She played very well and showed some intelligence for the game.

Lori Drumtra

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.

Daniel P. Moynihan

Afghanistan provided very strong and accurate intelligence.

Karim Rahimi

I am a big fan of putting the intelligence in the cars.

Sebastian Thrun

We can confirm now that during his ... trip to the Czech Republic, he did have a contact with an officer of the Iraqi intelligence.

Stanislav Gross

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Ambrose Bierce

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.

John Mccarthy

I left that meeting with the perception that I had been asked for the first time to fire an intelligence analyst for what he had said and done.

Carl W. Ford Jr

Retailers need to make raving fans of their customers, and they need to dominate their competition. Retail intelligence can help them do that.

Lori Schafer

Sir, I nearly beat a military intelligence detainee to death with military intelligence there. We treated each military detainee specifically on how the handler wanted.

Charles Graner

The government ... will continue to do everything it can to obtain the freedom of the hostage without altering the political, diplomatic and intelligence strategy that it has followed up until now.

Gianfranco Fini

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

William Feather

The bottom line is that automation lowers the risk of human error and adds some intelligence to the enterprise system.

Stephen Elliot

Sure, after Bush took office, the Administration could have acted upon the intelligence provided by Able Danger, but if the information was buried, then they probably weren't even aware of it.

Sandy Berger

They said they have no intelligence, and I don't believe that, ... The Vatican refuses totally to cooperate with us.

Carla Del Ponte

For far too long UK schools have had a lop-sided curriculum in which the accent has been on academic intelligence rather than emotional intelligence.

Anthony Seldon

Had to do with coordination of intelligence in the United States.

James Woolsey

Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.

James Cone

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The most important tool, ... is more information sharing between intelligence agencies.

Jim Langevin

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Neither the CIA nor French intelligence seems to be cooperating.

Ingrid Seward

It was the espionage intelligence center of the Far East. It's a very colorful and exotic arena. Shanghai in that period was in some ways an attractive and sinister place.

Bernard Wasserstein

Frederick said this is what MI (military intelligence) wanted him to do.

Charles Graner

The big piece out here is human intelligence, and we don't have any. We don't have a connection to local leaders, and we've never been able to bridge the gap with them.

Steve Lawson

In the case of Iraq the quality of intelligence and the analysis of that intelligence was abysmally bad.

Gary Samore

Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.

Jacques Maritain

We have to have the moral will. We have to have the intelligence. We have to have the political leadership to change this.

Myra Christopher

The people who work in intelligence work are more conscious, more apt to be attentive.

William Webster

We're happy that it's over, I didn't like the way it ended. We didn't play with intelligence in the end.

Francis Simmons

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

Terry Pratchett

It is absolutely imperative that ... a new committee member be found who can spend their time focused on intelligence and the defense of our country.

Kathay Feng

We have absolutely no credible intelligence or threats pertaining to this issue.

Richard Kolko

I think the American intelligence agency put into practice what is very common there; just give us all the information. And do not arrest that man; just let him go ahead. We will have him followed and that way gain more information.

Ruud Lubbers

Similar, baseless accusations concerning Russia's intelligence have been made more than once.

Boris Labusov

They have provided some valuable intelligence information with respect to the war on terror.

John Negroponte

It was a combination of technical and human intelligence that led us to him.

Larae Quy

If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, then wisdom is to know how and why to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.

Ivan Urlaub

There's either credible intelligence or there isn't.

John North

An intelligent man who can be an effective communicator. Instead of using his intelligence, they do all these contrived events, with people asking contrived questions.

Arnold Steinberg

It appears they [the Joint Chiefs] interpret cartoons as accurately as they do prewar intelligence.

Clay Bennett

Based on our market intelligence we are going to dedicate more people than 3Com in Russia in 2006.

Wenceslao Lada

This is a done deal. Let's not insult anybody's integrity or intelligence. It's a done deal.

Calvin Williams

She comes from the theater, so she has tons of experience. She has intelligence and the audience has an immediate sympathy for her.

Joe Mantello

There should be another chair before us, with an accompanying name card that reads director of national intelligence.

Jay Rockefeller

Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day.

Charles Evans Hughes

It creates a corporate culture that does not encourage challenging prevailing views and wisdom. And that is absolutely death. It guarantees intelligence failures.

Patrick Eddington

Nick is an exceptional wrestler with great power, speed and intelligence.

Aaron Sarra

But I think the intelligence was accurate, and that it was put to legitimate use in the drafting process.

Richard Dearlove

We're trying to gather some intelligence. There may be a larger group of them being held.

Danny Perez

An implicit repudiation of the CIA, which was established to be the central focus and the integrator of the nation's intelligence production.

Steven Aftergood

The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming, and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy.

Tyler Drumheller

It was a very easy choice for me. He has the intelligence, wherewithal, calmness and thorough thinking process for this job.

Attorney General Pat Crank

Technology is one of the biggest threats to our intelligence systems and one of the biggest opportunities.

Amit Yoran

In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.

Marya Mannes

Teenagers really do get 'dumber' in their social intelligence around the time of puberty.

David Skuse

The protests were entirely to be expected. The Pakistanis know the U.S., if it gets high-quality intelligence, is going to act.

Daniel Benjamin

It is the intelligence and the reporting of asset data that makes a difference. We have the ability to collect a huge amount of information from the largest IT backbone in the world.

Chris Sharp

Our concern is that decisions made that affect the safety of our troops are based on intelligence and not personal benefits.

Kathay Feng

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

Alvin Toffler

This information continues to be evaluated by the intelligence community.

Brian Roehrkasse

The real challenge was to get the intelligence right, and the intelligence was in the software.

David Stavens

Garrett Mills is a very good football player. His intelligence, his athleticism, the way he approaches the game gives us, on offense, the ability to do a lot of creative things.

Steve Kragthorpe

Cynicism: The intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.

J. Russell Lynes

The military regime accompanied economic advances with cultural stagnation. Intelligence was considered dangerous, so what occurred was a cultural blackout.

Jose Rodriguez

As soils are depleted, human health, vitality and intelligence go with them.

Louis Bromfield

Both of these guys are phenomenal. They have an instinct for the game that can't be taught. They are two physically different individuals with outstanding football intelligence.

Jason Beilstein

This is going to be very sophisticated . . . consumer sleuthing, ... The degree of intelligence that you can compile this way is really mind-boggling.

Marian Salzman

Never before has anybody had a network of human intelligence on tap like this. The idea is to fix gaps where a program doesn't work well.

Peter Cohen

So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.


Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Stephen Leacock

We have no intelligence or evidence that indicates that he (Bin Laden) is dead or incapacitated, so our working assumption is that he is still alive.

Henry Crumpton

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about himself.

Henry Adams

Through intelligence sources we determined there were a large number of insurgents in that area.

Jim Yonts

Intelligence is the bill payer for the Defense Department. We've all seen it before, and it's a mistake.

Mark Lowenthal

Emotion has no intelligence. And sometimes down here ... we pass something and run out in front of you folks and say look how tough we are.

Rep. Clel Baudler

I never threatened him and no Syrian intelligence officer has ever pointed a gun to his head.

Rafik Hariri

We are an intelligence-driven police department using that data to help address the shootings in the city.

Michael Mccarthy

Bryan is truly a special athlete. He's short, composed, with extreme explosiveness, and with extreme intelligence to really grasp all the events - in heated competitions.

Phil Mcmullen

What is very clear is that there is a correlation between brain size and intelligence, particularly verbal ability.

Sandra Witelson

It's really not replacing anything ... it just allows us to organize the intelligence information coming into BCI in a more efficient manner. (The improvement) will be drastic.

Bob Beasley

See No Evil. We had support in the intelligence sectors.

Stephen Gaghan

Attorney General Ashcroft and FBI director Mueller warned that intelligence from multiple sources-.

Keith Olbermann

The intelligence community tells us it's only a matter of time before it happens in this country.

Milton Ahlerich

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

Saul Bellow

I really expected that when this hearing came, the new director of national intelligence would be here to talk about threats.

Jay Rockefeller

Strategic planning for the future is the most hopeful indication of our increasing social intelligence.

William Hastie

You don't have to learn a new tool. We want to make business intelligence much more mainstream.

Chris Caren

[Therefore, Shanghai was also something else:] It was the espionage intelligence center of the Far East, ... It's a very colorful and exotic arena. Shanghai in that period was in some ways an attractive and sinister place.

Bernard Wasserstein

I am impressed with his demeanor, his intelligence, his sense of humor, his modesty, ... Absent some bombshell, which I don't expect, I think he will be confirmed and quite handily.

Kent Conrad

You never know what you are going to find (when executing a warrant). Our intelligence did not know about the dog.

Lt. Todd Schaller

But a careful study of his background and contacts reveal a number of clues to his extremism which the British intelligence apparently missed.

Richard Watson

Our men and women in uniform deserve the best intelligence possible to help them protect America.

Chris Cannon

It's the business or marketing unit that wants intelligence on the customers. There are still a lot of contact centers that are not integrated with the business unit. It's still considered an expense.

Elizabeth Herrell

He's the got the basic ingredients: He's got intelligence and courage.

Eric Jensen

The achievement gap is not caused by a lack of intelligence. It begins with low expectations and teachers. We need to change the attitudes.

Eric Cooper

According to our intelligence -- and we have very good intelligence -- this last horrible, thorough attack in Tel Aviv came directly from the headquarters of Islamic Jihad in Damascus.

Zeev Boim

On the basis of studies we've done, it's clear there is a growing sense of assurance in girls who want to own their intelligence and use it in good ways.

Elspeth Probyn

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.

Elizabeth Hurley