A Quote by William Wordsworth on independence, intelligence, mathematics, purity, and world

[Mathematics] is an independent world Created out of pure intelligence.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on familiarity and intelligence

That affable familiar ghost Which nightly gulls him with intelligence,

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 86

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A Quote by William G. Carleton on achievement, earth, failure, intelligence, machines, men, paradise, politics, power, security, and world

The machine can free man or enslave him; it can make of this world something resembling a paradise or a purgatory. Men have it within their power to achieve a security hitherto dreamed of only by the philosophers, or they may go the way of the dinosaurs, actually disappearing from the earth because they fail to develop the social and political intelligence to adjust to the world which their mechanical intelligence has created.

William G. Carleton

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A Quote by William Seward Burroughs on intelligence, meaning, and war

Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination

William Burroughs (1857 - 1898)

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A Quote by William A. Foster on accidents, achievement, choice, direction, effort, execution, experience, idealism, intelligence, intention, necessity, quality, satisfaction, sincerity, and usefulness

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved.

William A. Foster

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A Quote by Will Rogers on common sense, intelligence, and people

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by Will Cuppy on animals, instinct, intelligence, and reason

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

Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)

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A Quote by Walter Teague on confidence, generosity, good, intelligence, men, problems, solution, spirit, understanding, and world

My intimate contact with those great producing organizations and the men in them has given me great confidence in the machinery and the spirit now available for the building of a proper world. I do not mean that our industrial system is as good as it should be, but if I am looking for intelligent and unselfish understanding of our problems, and a generous approach to their solution, I shall seek it among the makers and builders with far more confidence than among the talkers, the manipulators and the vote seekers.

Walter Teague

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on ability, age, belief, children, debate, intelligence, judgment, and research

In the course of a debate with Lewis Terman: Without offering any data on all that occurs between conception and the age of kindergarten, they announce on the basis of what they have got out of a few thousand questionnaires that they are measuring the hereditary mental endowment of human beings. Obviously, this is not a conclusion obtained by research. It is a conclusion planted by the will to believe. It is, I think, for the most part unconsciously planted. . . . If the impression takes root that these tests really measure intelligence, that they constitute a sort of last judgment on the child's capacity, that they reveal "scientifically" his predestined ability, then it would be a thousand times better if all the intelligence testers and all their questionnaires were sunk in the Sargasso Sea.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

Source: quoted: Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man, W.W.Norton & Co., Ltd, NY, 1996

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on intelligence and poetry

Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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