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    The golden light of metaphor, which is the intelligence of poetry, was implicit in alchemical study. To change, magically, one substance into another, more valuable one is the ancient function of metaphor, as it was of alchemy.
    — Patricia Hampl
    Pondering was the highest vocation... Pondering was a special kind of thinking. It was not done in the mind, that chilly place, but in the heart, where the real mystery of intelligence - intuition - rather than thought lay catlike and feminine, ready to pounce.
    — Patricia Hampl
    Passing the veil does not alter a man; it certainly takes him from the eyes of flesh, but the capacity, the intelligence, the thinking powers, are all alive and quick; and if they hear the Gospel they will be glad, and the promises are made to them, and they will rejoice in them.
    — Parley P. Pratt
    Our great whirling planet, our human individuality, were not given to us merely that we might exist for a time and then vanish into nothingness, but that we might question what it is all about. To live without understanding the purpose of life is foolish, a waste of time. The mystery of life surrounds us; we were given intelligence in order to solve it.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    By the definite science of meditation known for millenniums to the yogis and sages of India, and to Jesus, any seeker of God can enlarge the caliber of his consciousness to omniscience to receive within himself the Universal Intelligence of God.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    I paint my pictures with all the considerations which are natural to my intelligence, and according as my intelligence understands them.
    — Paolo Veronese
    tags: intelligence 
    Praise Roxane Gay for her big-hearted self-examining intelligence, for her inclusive and forgiving stance, for her courage and determination . . . for saying out loud the things we were thinking, for guiding us back to ourselves and returning to us what was ours all along.
    — Pam Houston
    Tonight, the news debated the intelligence of a bear. And it got my wondering why humanity rewards itself for passing tests that we create. And that got me wondering why we care. I've studied enough wars to know that the intelligence of the target isn't on the mind of the person with the gun. Maybe we should stop talking about intelligence and start discussing our grades in compassion.
    — Paige
    If strength is measured by intelligence, honesty and depth of character, then yes, strong women are hot as hell.
    — Paget Brewster
    Good manners are a combination of intelligence, education, taste and style mixed together so that you don't need any of those things.
    — P. J. O'Rourke
    There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.
    — P. J. O'Rourke
    tags: men  intelligence 
    Intelligence collection has been given an additional bureaucracy to correct the problems created by too much bureaucracy in intelligence collection.
    — P. J. O'Rourke
    Although computer-generated artificial intelligence eludes us, artificial stupidity has been perfected.
    — P. J. O'Rourke
    He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.
    — P. G. Wodehouse
    tags: intelligence 
    If you are proposing to commit a sin it is as well to commit it with intelligence. Otherwise you are insulting God as well as defying Him, don't you think?
    — P. D. James
    tags: god  sin  intelligence 
    Police can only act on intelligence.
    — P. Chidambaram
    tags: intelligence 
    They say military have the so-called 'secret intelligence' - this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I've never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars.
    — Ozzy Osbourne
    There is no more terrible woe upon earth than the woe of the stricken brain, which remembers the days of its strength, the living light of its reason, the sunrise of its proud intelligence, and knows that these have passed away like a tale that is told.
    — Ouida
    Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This funding issue was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usamah and Taleban and then this incident happened [11th September].
    — Osama bin Laden
    We saw the Riyadh and al-Khobar bombing as a sufficient signal for people of intelligence among American decision-makers to avoid the real battle between the nation of Islam and the American forces, but it seems that they didn't understand the signal.
    — Osama bin Laden
    That was interesting, to find that it wasn't hunger that caused children to become bullies on the street. The bulliness was already in the child, and whatever the stakes were, they would find a way to act as they needed to act. " Intelligence and education, which all these children had, apparently didn't make any important difference in human nature.
    — Orson Scott Card
    Surely you're not saying that God had to choose between long life and intelligence for human beings! It's there in your own Bible, Carlotta. Two trees - knowledge and life. You eat of the tree of knowledge and you will surely die. You eat of the tree of life and you remain a child in the garden forever, undying.
    — Orson Scott Card
    I don't want to be overly critical about our military or our intelligence people, because it's a tough job. But neither should think be beating their breasts and saying what a wonderful job they did.
    — Orrin Hatch
    Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence, it's a lack of access. It's like, if you're dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.
    — Orlando Bloom
    Those who are wise ambassadors of the word have no other object in view than to free as far as they can their hearers from weak opinions, and to endue them with intelligence.
    — Origen
    True power does not need arrogance, a long beard and a barking voice. True power strangles you with silk ribbons, charm and intelligence.
    — Oriana Fallaci
    Nerd. Geek. Used to be if you self-identified that way, you'd get thrown into a locker and never have sex. Or worse, whatever that is. But to me and more and more people I know, being a nerd or a geek means having passion, power, intelligence. Being a nerd just means there is something in the world that you care deeply about-be it twelve-sided dice, a favorite sports team, your new laptop or Night Rider.
    — Olivia Munn
    In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator's separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less.
    — Oliver Lodge
    The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality - not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate - is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
    — Oliver Lodge
    Curiosity is the surest sign of intelligence
    — Oliver Jeffers
    I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence.
    — Oded Fehr
    Ruy-Sanchez's works of fiction are always amazing: adventure, poetry and intelligence in a new geometry of words... His writing has nerve and agility, his intelligence is sharp without being cruel, his mood is sympathetic without complicity.
    — Octavio Paz
    You are hierarchical. That's the older and more entrenched characteristic. We saw it in your closest animal relatives and in your most distant ones. It's a terrestrial characteristic. When human intelligence served it instead of guiding it, when human intelligence did not even acknowledge it as a problem, but took pride in it or did not notice it at all... That was like ignoring cancer.
    — Octavia Butler
    Civilization is to groups what intelligence is to individuals. It is a means of combining the intelligence of many to achieve ongoing group adaptation.
    — Octavia Butler
    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
    Filthy language is used by people who don't have the maturity or intelligence to express themselves with better words.
    — Nouman Ali Khan
    The human landscape of the New World shows a conquest of nature by an intelligence that does not love it.
    — Northrop Frye
    Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
    — Norman Podhoretz
    That's a very hard thing to help the establishment know. We're still an establishment that thinks the average mentality is something like 13 years of age, that never forgot H.L. Mencken's notion that nobody lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. That's the horseshit the establishment has always lived with.
    — Norman Lear
    With the new Russia allegations coming to the fore once again, the conclusion of the intelligence agencies, we've got to have those [Donald Trump's] taxes to evaluate whether these conflicts go to the heart of our most pressing national security interests.
    — Norman L. Eisen
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