A Quote by Scott Adams on question and intelligence

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

Scott Adams

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A Quote by Steve Pavlina on intelligence and entrepreneur

The more new situations you experience, the greater your ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.  For a long-term employee, being laid off may come as a serious blow.  But for a long-term entrepreneur, losing a particular client is just par for the course.  The entrepreneur has learned invariant representations which make it easy to add new income streams, while the employee may have much lower intelligence in this area.  Similarly, people who interact socially with new people every day will develop much greater social intelligence than those who interact with the same people over and over.

Steve Pavlina

Source: Steve Pavlina: How Your Mind Really Works:

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on intelligence and creation

Consider how wool is turned into an elegantly designed carpet by coming into contact with an intelligent person.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 123

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on common sense, indignation, contemplation, and intelligence

Sure he that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capability and godlike reason to fust in us unused.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet (Norton Critical Editions)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on intelligence and imagination

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, education, academia, intellect, and intelligence

One can hardly appreciate how academia has perverted its highest tasks and "ideals" without pondering long and hard the implications of Jacques Barzun's House of Intellect and its Hegelian/Bergsonian contrast between rigidified "intellect" and always-growing "intelligence."  This fundamentally Hegelian distinction, needless to say, cuts to the quick of the contrast between Platonic and Aristotelian forms of philosophy.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, education, intelligence, and self-mastery

With education as with the system of law, we confront a spectrum of humanity that ranges from virtual angels to virtual devils, although most humans naturally fall in the fattest part of the natural bell-curve of distributed traits:  it has been said that some humans are so virtuous and rational and self-disciplined that for them, the very existence of the law is superfluous; and some are so depraved and immired in their own self-interestedness that even the most horrendous sanctions of legal punishment are not sufficient to bind them to behave justly.  The same is true of the distribution of resources of philosophical intelligence and insight.  Some very few minds could reconstruct for themselves many of the major perspectives of previous thinking, but these would be only a handful out of the population of the earth every generation.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Simone Weil on simone weil and intelligence

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

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: From the essay Human Personality

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