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    Science has great skills, great reasoning and great intelligence in combining effects. It knows HOW to do many things but it admittedly does not know the WHY of anything.
    — Walter Russell
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    Prevention is the daughter of intelligence.
    — Walter Raleigh
    Because the results are expressed in numbers, it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the intelligence test is a measure like a foot ruler or a pair of scales. It is, of course, a quite different sort of measure. Intelligence is not an abstraction like length and weight; it is an exceedingly complicated notion - which nobody has yet succeeded in defining.
    — Walter Lippmann
    The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
    — Walter Lippmann
    The message coming out of Washington, especially from our leftist politicians and the news media, is that we solve our budget problems by raising taxes on the rich. If Americans were more informed, such a message would be insulting to our intelligence. There are not enough rich people to satisfy Congress' appetite.
    — Walter E. Williams
    People who denounce the free market and voluntary exchange, and are for control and coercion, believe they have more intelligence and superior wisdom to the masses. What's more, they believe they've been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us. Of course, they have what they consider good reasons for doing so, but every tyrant that has ever existed has had what he believed were good reasons for restricting the liberty of others.
    — Walter E. Williams
    As American education and intelligence becomes replaced by feelings and emotion, not seeing the forest for the trees has become a major problem.
    — Walter E. Williams
    The first duty of intelligence is to recognize the obvious.
    — Walter Darby Bannard
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    Chance throws peculiar conditions in everyone's way. If we apply intelligence, patience and special vision, we are rewarded with new creative breakthroughs.
    — Walter Bradford Cannon
    The poem must resist the intelligence almost successfully.
    — Wallace Stevens
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    You know that the nucleus of a time is notThe poet but the poem, the growth of the mindOf the world, the heroic effort to live expressedAs victory. The poet does not speak in ruinsNor stand there making orotund consolations.He shares the confusions of intelligence.
    — Wallace Stevens
    It is the natural and inherent impulse of life to seek to live more, it is the nature of intelligence to enlarge itself, and of consciousness to seek to extend its boundaries and find fuller expression.
    — Wallace D. Wattles
    Gratitude unifies the mind of man with the intelligence of substance, so that man's thoughts are received by the formless.
    — Wallace D. Wattles
    Not to sound corny, but intelligence is big. Everything fades, and everything can be modified. But intelligence is something you cant fake. Im not even talking about whether you can read a thesaurus backwards. But there is a beauty in common sense.
    — Wale
    Attacking bad books is not only a waste of time but also bad for the character. If I find a book really bad, the only interest I can derive from writing about it has to come from myself, from such display of intelligence, wit and malice as I can contrive. One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
    — W. H. Auden
    The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.
    — W. H. Auden
    The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience.
    — W. E. B. Du Bois
    Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason.
    — Vivienne Westwood
    Almost every profession I look at where you require human labor or you require intelligence, I see computers being able to do better than us within the next 10 years. I'm talking about a mass replacement of humans with artificial intelligence and robots.
    — Vivek Wadhwa
    To have an inner life, to think, to juggle and leap, to become a tightrope walker in the world of ideas. To attack, to riposte, to refute, what a contest, what acclaim. To understand. The most generous word of all. Memory. To retain, a geyser of felicity. Intelligence. The agonizing poverty of my mind. Words and ideas flitting in and out like butterflies. My brain a dandelion seed blown in the wind.
    — Violette Leduc
    Play touches and stimulates vitality, awakening the whole person - mind, body, intelligence and creativity.
    — Viola Spolin
    By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation.
    — Vinton Cerf
    One thing I have seen over and over again in life is that there is virtually no correlation between intelligence and common sense. IQ doesn't seem to translate that way.
    — Vincent Bugliosi
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    Water is one of the basic needs of survival of mankind and water can destroy it, too. That is the power of NATURE. But there is an even more powerful dimension of NATURE which is a blessing to humans; courage, intelligence, compassion and the power to stand again.
    — Vikas Khanna
    Oprah is so bright, and her intelligence is so piercing that I don't think anyone who spends a few minutes with her isn't struck by that.
    — Victoria Principal
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    Our culture has long mistrusted the body. It's been seen as a confusing blend of God's handiwork and the devil's playground. It is, rather, a vortex of intelligence.
    — Victoria Moran
    The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading.
    — Victor Sperandeo
    Jesmyn Ward is an alchemist. She transmutes pain and loss into gold. Men We Reaped illustrates hardships but thankfully, vitally, it's just as clear about the humor, the intelligence, the tenderness, the brilliance of the folks in DeLisle, Mississippi. A community that's usually wiped off the literary map can't be erased when it's in a book this good.
    — Victor LaValle
    I mean, we must act with intelligence. We must work on this framework, so that immigration becomes an asset to both nations. Believe me, what - just the Mayor Bloomberg said here in New York, that this city would be stopped, totally stopped if it were not by the immigrants working here.
    — Vicente Fox
    But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence.
    — Vernor Vinge
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    Here I had tried a straightforward extrapolation of technology, and found myself precipitated over an abyss. It's a problem we face every time we consider the creation of intelligences greater than our own. When this happens, human history will have reached a kind of singularity - a place where extrapolation breaks down and new models must be applied - and the world will pass beyond our understanding.
    — Vernor Vinge
    Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change.
    — Vernor Vinge
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    We will soon create intelligences greater than our own ... When this happens, human history will have reached a kind of singularity, an intellectual transition as impenetrable as the knotted space-time at the center of a black hole, and the world will pass far beyond our understanding.
    — Vernor Vinge
    Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.
    — Vernor Vinge
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    I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence.
    — Vernor Vinge
    Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
    — Vernon A. Walters
    I think human intelligence is the only one that will actually tell you intent.
    — Valerie Plame
    I don't believe in the art-for-art's-sake philosophy. With the raw material before me and the gifts within me, I did my best to celebrate the voices and intelligence and sweetness and dreams of the children in spite of their chaotic, outer worlds.
    — Uwem Akpan
    Learn Arabic, for it strengthens the intelligence and increases one's noble conduct (al-murû`ah).
    — Umar
    When a man puts me a question, I judge of his intelligence.
    — Umar
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