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    intelligence Quotes

    I've always tried to separate my looks from all the other aspects of myself. I think girls are taught so much to focus on their looks that they tend to have their personality and intelligence develop slower than boys
    — Natalie Portman
    Italy is a country which is willing to submit itself to the worst governments. It is, as we know, a country ruled by disorder, cynicism, incompetence and confusion. Nevertheless we are aware of intelligence circulating in the streets like a vivid bloodstream.
    — Natalia Ginzburg
    They think that intelligence is about noticing things are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns)
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    tags: intelligence 
    They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    tags: intelligence 
    Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined
    — Nas
    tags: intelligence 
    That is why, as one who values the U.S.-Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech - saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.
    — Nancy Pelosi
    You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion.
    — Nancy Kress
    The human MIND seems to work best in the presence of reality. The brain that contains the problem probably also contains the solution. IF the conditions are right, the huge intelligence of the human being surfaces. IDEAS seem to come from nowhere & sometimes STUN US.
    — Nancy Kline
    Madness is the acme of intelligence.
    — Naguib Mahfouz
    Intelligence is the flower of discrimination. There are many examples of the flower blooming but not bearing fruit. Bushido is in being crazy to die. Fifty or more could not kill one such a man.
    — Nabeshima Naoshige
    Democracy without God is mans worship and elevation of himself and his own intelligence or humanism, where man becomes his own measure for morality, judgment, and justice.
    — Myles Munroe
    Essentially, I mean the almost self-evident fact that individuals, ethnic groups, and races differ among themselves in intelligence and in many other traits, and that intelligence, as well as less controversial traits of temperament, are in large part hereditary.
    — Murray Rothbard
    tags: facts  intelligence  race 
    Interviews can be stimulating. It depends on the intelligence of the interviewer.
    — Muriel Spark
    tags: intelligence 
    But many intelligent people have a sort of bug: they think intelligence is an end in itself. They have one idea in mind: to be intelligent, which is really stupid. And when intelligence takes itself for its own goal, it operates very strangely: the proof that it exists is not to be found in the ingenuity or simplicity of what it produces, but in how obscurely it is expressed.
    — Muriel Barbery
    To beauty, all is forgiven, even vulgarity. Intelligence no longer seems an adequate compensation for things.
    — Muriel Barbery
    Intelligence communities are very closed communities, but at the same time, you don't only learn how to fight terrorism. You need to learn about life, about West and East, geography, history, culture, there are many, many things that you learn in order to be able to solve puzzles.
    — Mosab Hassan Yousef
    Angels are not merely forms of extraterrestrial intelligence. They are forms of extra-cosmic intelligence.
    — Mortimer Adler
    If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence, his noblest function is the search for truth.
    — Morris West
    tags: truth  men  divine  god  intelligence 
    You are the real teachers. You have these children when they are at their emotional peaks and lows. That's when they are the most pliable. It doesn't take any intelligence to send a kid home with his head hanging between his knees. But to send him home with his head up every night might show a little coaching.
    — Morgan Wootten
    I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong.
    — Morarji Desai
    The emptiness I speak about is not the emptiness the mind imagines. It is not blank. Your body can continue expressing in a natural way. Intelligence is there. Emotions can come. Everything can play, but inside there is total serenity and peace. No planning, no strategising, no personal identity is there. Just the space of pure being. It is what we are, but we dream and believe we are not.
    — Mooji
    I feel a near passion for intelligence at grips with itself and not letting go.
    — Monique Wittig
    Harriet Levin [is] a shining poet in her generation.... The dynamics of her language and her vigorous voice distinguish all her poems. Levin's fearless willingness to tackle any subject combines with her subtle intelligence to produce a rare reading experience, the moving, psychologically sophisticated and intriguing work of a poet with both guts and craft
    — Molly Peacock
    We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.
    — Mitt Romney
    I would say that foreign policy is a place where intelligence, resolve, clarity, and confidence in cause, is of extraordinary importance.
    — Mitt Romney
    America's military is second to none in the world. We're blessed with terrific soldiers, and extraordinary technology and intelligence. But the idea of a trillion dollars in cuts through sequestration and budget cuts to the military would change that.
    — Mitt Romney
    I was 17 when I moved to NYC . I'm now 32. But I do know I can't see myself living anywhere else. I love the food, the fashion, art, the intelligence of this city and the people that live in it.
    — Misty Copeland
    What is important to a relationship is a harmony of emotional roles and not too great a disparity in the general level of intelligence.
    — Mirra Komarovsky
    Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.
    — Mireille Guiliano
    What matters is hard work, and emotional intelligence.
    — Millard Drexler
    We must overthrow the material and moral conditions of our present-day life. . . . We must first purify our atmosphere and completely transform the milieu in which we live; for it corrupts our instinct and our will, and constricts our heart and our intelligence
    — Mikhail Bakunin
    Intelligence is playing a more important role in policymaker decisions than I think I've ever seen in my time in Congress or before.
    — Mike Rogers
    I'm the chairman of the intelligence committee. We don't only get formal briefings, but we collect our information from the intelligence community in a variety of ways.
    — Mike Rogers
    My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors.
    — Mike Leigh
    tags: work  intelligence 
    Lady Gaga has a very unjaded intelligence. It's brilliant, 'cause it's anti-snob.
    — Mika
    tags: intelligence 
    That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.
    — Miguel de Unamuno
    tags: hate  intelligence 
    There are two kinds of beauty, one being of the soul and the other of the body, That of the soul is revealed through intelligence, modesty, right conduct, Generosity and good breeding, all of which qualities may exist in an ugly man; And when one's gaze is fixed upon beauty of this sort and not upon that of the body, Love is usually born suddenly and violently.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    A father may have a child who is ugly and lacking in all the graces, and the love he feels for him puts a blindfold over his eyes so that he does not see his defects but considers them signs of charm and intelligence and recounts them to his friends as if they were clever and witty.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
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