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    intelligence Quotes

    The Stone of Guilt in the River of the Mind, the block in the flow of intelligence.
    — Swami Nithyananda
    tags: guilt  intelligence  mind 
    I read a ton of paper every day. I read the newspapers, I read my intelligence materials, I read all the briefing materials. I read the newspaper in hard copy.
    — Susan Rice
    tags: intelligence  read 
    As Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak have repeatedly said, the intelligence and security relationship between the United States and Israel at present is unprecedented. It has never been stronger.
    — Susan Rice
    There's nothing sexier in a man than intelligence.
    — Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    tags: men  intelligence 
    In most job interviews, people say they are looking for people skills and emotional intelligence. That's reasonable, but the question is, how do you define what that looks like?
    — Susan Cain
    I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence - providing they have the facts, providing they have the information.
    — Studs Terkel
    Everything we have of value as human beings - as a civilization - is the result of our intelligence.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    What AI could do is essentially be a power tool that magnifies human intelligence and gives us the ability to move our civilization forward. It might be curing disease, it might be eliminating poverty. Certainly it should include preventing environmental catastrophe. If AI could be instrumental to all those things, then I would feel it was worthwhile.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    We call ourselves Homo sapiens-man the wise-because our intelligence is so important to us. For thousands of years, we have tried to understand how we think: that is, how a mere handful of matter can perceive, understand, predict, and manipulate a world far larger and more complicated than itself. The field of artificial intelligence, or AI, goes further still: it attempts not just to understand but also to build intelligent entities.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    tags: world  intelligence  year 
    Statistically it's a certainty there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there. I believe they're so advanced they're even doing interstellar travel. I believe it's possible they even came here.
    — Story Musgrave
    Very rare, the intelligence of the heart. The intelligence of the whimsical brain is less rare, less attaching, sometimes tedious.
    — Storm Jameson
    The Kabbalah describes angels as bundles of light, meaning intelligence, consciousness. Kabbalists believe that above every blade of grass is an angel crying "Grow! Grow!" ... I believe that above the entire human race is one super-angel, crying "Evolve! Evolve!"
    — Steven Pressfield
    Without goals the very concept of intelligence is meaningless
    — Steven Pinker
    tags: intelligence  goal 
    In fact, without a specification of a creature's goals, the very idea of intelligence is meaningless. A toadstool could be given a genius award for accomplishing with pinpoint precision and unerring reliability, the feat of sitting exactly where it is sitting. Nothing would prevent us from agreeing with the cognitive scientist Zenon Pylyshyn that rocks are smarter than cats because rocks have the sense to go away when you kick them.
    — Steven Pinker
    The elegant study... is consistent with the themes of modern cognitive neuroscience . Every aspect of thought and emotion is rooted in brain structure and function, including many psychological disorders and, presumably, genius. The study confirms that the brain is a modular system comprising multiple intelligences, mostly nonverbal.
    — Steven Pinker
    According to a recent study of the brains of identical and fraternal twins, differences in the amount of gray matter in the frontal lobes are not only genetically influenced but are significantly correlated with differences in intelligence.
    — Steven Pinker
    I can't see what's wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what's bad news about being rewarded for assuming that.
    — Steven Moffat
    tags: wrong  bad  intelligence 
    We have misunderstood our confusion when we think there is an answer to it. The confusion is not a result of questions that are too hard, but rather a questioner who is disintegrating. Confusion is the introduction to true intelligence.
    — Steven Harrison
    Newspapers are closed if they print the wrong things in Iran. Iranian journalists or Iranian-American journalists, for that matter, I think are pressured in a lot of different ways, expected to give information to intelligence services. Americans can be thrown out of the country.
    — Steve Inskeep
    The Transformation of the World is lavishly reinforced with critical apparatus (that, too, must have been a labor of Hercules to translate-I honestly never expected to see this book in English), but by far its greatest attraction is the intelligence and more important the wisdom of its author. It's a towering achievement no serious reader should miss.
    — Steve Donoghue
    Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
    — Stephen Leacock
    One of the days we unpack finding out how your kids are wired, what kind of intelligence has God given them, how do they give and receive love, what the passions of their life, how does their birth order and their gender affect them because all of those things are part of the tapestry that God is weaving together to use each of our children for His glory.
    — Stephen Kendrick
    Wind back the tape of life to the early days of the Burgess Shale; let it play again from an identical starting point, and the chance becomes vanishingly small that anything like human intelligence would grace the replay.
    — Stephen Jay Gould
    We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life's continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to it, but here we are.
    — Stephen Jay Gould
    People talk about human intelligence as the greatest adaptation in the history of the planet. It is an amazing and marvelous thing, but in evolutionary terms, it is as likely to do us in as to help us along.
    — Stephen Jay Gould
    No rational order of divine intelligence unites species. The natural ties are genealogical along contingent pathways of history.
    — Stephen Jay Gould
    No one from the intelligence community, anyplace else ever came in and said, "What if Saddam is doing all this deception because he actually got rid of the WMD and he doesn't want the Iranians to know?' Now somebody should have asked that question. I should have asked that question. Nobody did. Turns out that was the most important question in terms of the intelligence failure that never got asked.
    — Stephen Hadley
    It's not hard to see why. Although it adds to our overall understanding of Benghazi, even a cursory read reveals sloppy errors of fact and numerous internal contradictions. For instance, on one page, the report has a top intelligence officer sending an email from Benghazi on September 15, before a crucial White House meeting on the Benghazi talking points.
    — Stephen F. Hayes
    Although the House Intelligence Committee report claims to be the definitive statement of the House of Representatives on matters of Benghazi and intelligence, interviews over the past week make clear that it's not even the consensus position of Republicans on the committee.
    — Stephen F. Hayes
    tags: past  intelligence 
    We have been working hard to think about what our combined needs are going to be in the way of intelligence capabilities, not today but 15 to 20 years in the future.
    — Stephen Cambone
    But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.
    — Stephen Cambone
    One is to ensure that the war fighters and the intelligence analysts get the information that they need when they need it, in a format that's useful to them.
    — Stephen Cambone
    tags: war  intelligence 
    Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national.
    — Stephen Cambone
    Anyone can drink beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy beer.
    — Stephen Beaumont
    tags: intelligence 
    Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.
    — Stefan Zweig
    New York was the only really hostile city. Perhaps there is a certain element of the lumpen literati that is so dogmatically atheist and materialist and Earth-bound that it finds the grandeur of space and the myriad mysteries of cosmic intelligence anathema.
    — Stanley Kubrick
    Perhaps it was Maggie, perhaps not. In solitary moments magpies will perch on a branch and mutter soft soliloquies of whines and squeals and chatterings, oblivious to what goes on around them. It is one of those things, I suppose, intelligence now and then does, must in fact now and then do, must think, must play, must imagine, must talk to itself. ... What, finally, intelligence could be for: finding your way back.
    — Stanley Crawford
    Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.
    — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
    tags: intelligence 
    Spiritual intelligence is the capacity to conduct our life in such a way that it reflects deep philosophical and metaphysical understanding of reality and of ourselves discovered through personal experience during systematic spiritual pursuit.
    — Stanislav Grof
    Keen intelligence is two-edged, It may be used constructively or destructively like a knife, either to cut the boil of ignorance, or to decapitate one's self. Intelligence is rightly guided only after the mind has acknowledged the inescapability of spiritual law.
    — Sri Yukteswar Giri
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