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    intelligence Quotes

    A lifelong intimacy with animals has got me out of the common notion that they are automata with a slight infusion of intelligence in their composition. The mind in beast and bird, as in man, is the main thing.
    — William Henry Hudson
    I don't deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.
    — William Hague
    Strategic planning for the future is the most hopeful indication of our increasing social intelligence.
    — William H. Hastie
    It art can only succeed through the cooperating imagination and intelligence of its consumers, who fill out, for themselves, the artist's world and make it round, and whose own special genius partly determine the ultimate glory of it.
    — William H. Gass
    One's intelligence may march about and about a problem, but the solution does not come gradually into view. One moment it is not. The next it is there.
    — William Golding
    I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    If you make something, it's an artifact. It's something that somebody or some corporate entity has caused to come into being. A great many human beings have thought about each of the artifacts that surround us. Different degrees of intelligence and attention have been brought to bear on anything.
    — William Gibson
    Common sense is a phrase employed to denote that degree of intelligence, sagacity, and prudence which is common to all men.
    — William Fleming
    tags: men  intelligence 
    One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
    — William Feather
    I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: truth  human  god  intelligence 
    I haven't seen much correlation between good trading and intelligence. Some outstanding traders are quite intelligent, but a few aren't. Many outstanding intelligent people are horrible traders. Average intelligence is enough. Beyond that, emotional makeup is more important.
    — William Eckhardt
    We disbanded our intelligence and then found we needed it. Let's not go through that again. Redirect it, reduce the amount of money spent, but let's not destroy it. Because you don't know 10 years out what you're going to face.
    — William Colby
    tags: intelligence  money  year 
    The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.
    — William Colby
    By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.
    — William Carlos Williams
    Data is not intelligence.
    — William Binney
    tags: intelligence 
    We say that money talks, but it speaks a broken, poverty-stricken language. Hearts talk better, clearer, and with wider intelligence.
    — William Allen White
    Intelligent design is a modest position theologically and philosophically. It attributes the complexity and diversity of life to intelligence, but does not identify that intelligence with the God of any religious faith or philosophical system.
    — William A. Dembski
    The fundamental claim of intelligent design is straightforward and easily intelligible: namely, there are natural systems that cannot be adequately explained in terms of undirected natural forces and that exhibit features which in any other circumstance we would attribute to intelligence.
    — William A. Dembski
    We can applaud the state lottery as a public subsidy of intelligence, for it yields public income that is calculated to lighten the tax burden of us prudent abstainers at the expense of the benighted masses of wishful thinkers.
    — Willard Van Orman Quine
    tags: intelligence  tax 
    Feelings are the fine instruments which shape decision-making in an animal cursed and blessed with intelligence, and the freedom which is its corollary. They are signals directing us toward goodness, safety, pleasure, and group survival.
    — Willard Gaylin
    All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
    — Willa Cather
    You could use artificial intelligence to build a system around postcodes and income, which could lead to racial profiling.
    — will.i.am
    tags: intelligence 
    When liberty exceeds intelligence, it begets chaos, which begets dictatorship.
    — Will Durant
    We all make mistakes, but intelligence enables us to do it on purpose.
    — Will Cuppy
    If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
    — Will Cuppy
    tags: cat  intelligence 
    The rub is that the pursuit of happiness, as an end in itself, tends automatically, and widely, to be replaced by the pursuit of pleasure with a consequent general softening of the fibers of will, intelligence, spirit.
    — Whittaker Chambers
    In them was not the savage blankness of the reptile species. Instead there was something far worse - burning, unquenchable rage mixed with the self-mocking irony of great intelligence.
    — Whitley Strieber
    A necessary part of our intelligence is on the line as the oral tradition becomes less and less important. There was a time throughout our land when it was common for stories to be told and retold, a most valuable exercise, for the story retold is the story reexamined over and over again at different levels of intellectual and emotional growth.
    — Wes Jackson
    Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.
    — Weihui Zhou
    Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency.
    — Wayne White
    Kindness is the highest form of intelligence.
    — Wayne Teasdale
    People are being forced to confront the realities. At the same time, we have an ever-growing understanding of the intelligence and emotional capacities of animals and an acceptance of the principle that animal cruelty is a moral problem.
    — Wayne Pacelle
    I have this assemblage of small facts, which looks like intelligence but no real depth of knowledge about anything. That's why I'm an actor.
    — Wayne Knight
    tags: real  facts  intelligence 
    You are not saintly (a good person) because an organization says so, but rather because you stay connected to the divinity of your origination. You are not intelligent because of a transcript; you are intelligence itself, which needs no external confirmation. You are not moral because you obey the laws; you are mortality itself because you are the same as what you came from.
    — Wayne Dyer
    Emotional intelligence, more than any other factor, more than I.Q. or expertise, accounts for 85% to 90% of success at work... I.Q. is a threshold competence. You need it, but it doesn't make you a star. Emotional intelligence can.
    — Warren G. Bennis
    If you have more than 120 or 130 I.Q. points, you can afford to give the rest away. You don't need extraordinary intelligence to succeed as an investor.
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: intelligence 
    He hath a share of man's intelligence, but no share of man's falsehood.
    — Walter Scott
    Down deep in his heart he knew that we all have the same promise of the unlimited help of the Universal Intelligence that guides all things. If we want it, we only have to plug into it with the master keys of desire and trust.
    — Walter Russell
    I have absolute faith that anything can come to one who trusts to the unlimited help of the Universal Intelligence that is within, so long as one works within the law, always gives more to others than they expect, and does it cheerfully and courteously.
    — Walter Russell
    tags: work  trust  law  help  faith  intelligence 
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