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    intelligence Quotes

    The lowest boor may laugh on being tickled, but a man must have intelligence to be amused by wit.
    — Roger L'Estrange
    tags: men  intelligence 
    Intelligence, like fire, is a power that is neither good nor bad in itself but rather takes its virtue, its moral coloring, from its application.
    — Roger Kimball
    I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting.
    — Roger Ebert
    It is an interesting law of romance that a truly strong woman will choose a strong man who disagrees with her over a weak one who goes along. Strength demands intelligence, intelligence demands stimulation, and weakness is boring. It is better to find a partner you can contend with for a lifetime than one who accommodates you because he doesn't really care.
    — Roger Ebert
    First, you have to be intelligent. I have never met a successful director who isn't intelligent. A director who is not intelligent might have one hit picture, but he won't be able to follow it up. So I look for intelligence.
    — Roger Corman
    Cats virtually always underestimate human intelligence just as we, perhaps, underestimate theirs.
    — Roger Caras
    tags: human  cat  intelligence 
    Artificial intelligence is a tool, not a threat
    — Rodney Brooks
    tags: intelligence 
    Aligning yourself with the intelligence of the universe means coming to understand your life's purpose and applying it fearlessly to life's circumstances.
    — Rod Stryker
    My beliefs really haven't changed since I was in government. If anything, it gave me appreciation for how challenging it is for the government to balance and play the roles that it needs to, both wanting to keep the nation secure, both having the rights to collect extensive intelligence overseas, less so within the country.
    — Rod Beckstrom
    People's intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number. People don't tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.
    — Robyn Hitchcock
    Your creativity comes from the universal source of all creation, the source of all intelligence and wisdom.
    — Robin Sharma
    The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .
    — Robin Cook
    I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality. Beauty is not enough.
    — Roberto Cavalli
    Of course it is a very simple matter to identify genes which might modify intelligence or memory and start thinking about whether you want to enhance a human, and the next generation is going to have to deal with that issue. Should we be trying to enhance humans rather than trying to educate them and so on?
    — Robert Winston
    Now we have technology where we can modify the genomics of individuals by gene transfer and genetic meddling, we may find that people will want to modify their children, enhance their intelligence, their strength and their beauty and all the other so-called desirable characteristics.
    — Robert Winston
    The experience of the gangster as an experience of art is universal to Americans. There is almost nothing we understand better or react to more readily or with quicker intelligence. In ways that we do not easily or willingly define, the gangster speaks for us, expressing that part of the American psyche which rejects the qualities and the demands of modern life, which rejects Americanism itself.
    — Robert Warshow
    The world supports a multi-million dollar industry of intelligence and ability research, but it devotes virtually nothing to determine why this intelligence is squandered by engaging in amazing, breathtaking acts of stupidity.
    — Robert Sternberg
    Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.
    — Robert Sternberg
    The essence of intelligence would seem to be in knowing when to think and act quickly, and knowing when to think and act slowly.
    — Robert Sternberg
    O Reader! hast thou eer stood to see The Holly-tree? The eye that contemplates it well perceies Its glossy leaes Ordered by an Intelligence so wise As might confound the Atheist's sophistries.
    — Robert Southey
    On the battlefield, (the U.S. war in Iraq) cannot be considered a success. It's a struggle. We're doing what we can to support them with equipment, assistance, training, and sharing any intelligence.
    — Robert S. Beecroft
    That's another thing that's depressing: certain attitudes in Congress. They assume that you're dumb; they can take advantage of you being dumb. I find that offensive. It insults our intelligence. They're playing us for dumb and they're being dumb in doing it. But I believe that's gonna change. I think those people, the McConnells, are not helping us at all. They're taking us backward in time.
    — Robert Redford
    Society may be formed so as to exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved, with little, if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment except ignorance to prevent such a state of society from becoming universal.
    — Robert Owen
    There's something about Olivia de Havilland that has always set her apart from other actresses. Maybe it's the combination of warmth, sensitivity and intelligence she conveys, or the way her good looks have always been further enhanced by the ever-present twinkle in her eyes or the wisdom you sense behind those orbs.
    — Robert Osborne
    Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult - often impossible - for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us.
    — Robert Mueller
    There'll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.
    — Robert Mueller
    So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants.
    — Robert Mueller
    tags: intelligence 
    The intelligence of the mind can't think of any reason to live, but it goes on anyway because the intelligence of the cells can't think of any reason to die.
    — Robert M. Pirsig
    tags: live  die  intelligence  mind 
    How protean are the devices available to human intelligence when it lends itself to the persistence of the conformist error.
    — Robert M. Lindner
    Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised
    — Robert M. Hutchins
    One of the toughest battles in intelligence is combating conventional wisdom.
    — Robert M. Gates
    When I was the director of Central Intelligence in the early '90s, I tried to get the Air Force to partner with us in building drones. And they didn't want to, because they had no pilots.
    — Robert M. Gates
    tags: intelligence 
    Every time we have come to the end of a conflict, somehow we have persuaded ourselves that the nature of mankind and the nature of the world have changed on an enduring basis and so we have dismantle our military and intelligence capabilities. My hope is that as we wind down in Iraq and whatever the level of our commitment in Afghanistan, that we not forget the basic nature of humankind has not changed.
    — Robert M. Gates
    In these days of political, personal and economic disintegration, music is not a luxury, it's a necessity; not simply because it is therapeutic, nor because it is the universal language, but because it is the persistent focus of our intelligence, aspiration and goodwill.
    — Robert Lawson Shaw
    Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms, such as galaxies, stars, planets and life, seems a suitable use for our intelligence.
    — Robert Kirshner
    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
    This idea that clumsy, stumbling people are real bright is ridiculous, because intelligence is related to neurologic function, and really intelligent people are very well-coordinated.
    — Robert Jarvik
    Such physical matters were nice, yet, to him, intelligence and passion born of living, the ability to move and be moved by subtleties of the mind and spirit, were what really counted.
    — Robert James Waller
    Hedonic Engineering - The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?
    — Robert J. Wilson
    There is more uncertainty than usual about job futures because computers are replacing more and more human intelligence, and globalization is proceeding at an accelerating pace.
    — Robert J. Shiller
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