The purpose of the painter is simply to reproduce in other minds the impression which a scene has made upon him. A work of art does not appeal to the intellect. It does not appeal to the moral sense. Its aim is to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that.
The golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters is not intellect, but obedience.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Nature is good, but intellect is better, as the law-giver is before the law-receiver.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.
You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
In the scale of the destinies, brawn will never weigh so mach as brain.
It is only the intellect that can be thoroughly and hideously wicked. It can forget everything in the attainment of its ends. The heart recoils; in its retired some drops of childhood's dew still linger, defying manhood's fiery noon.
Intellect really exists in its products; its kingdom is here.
It is the nature of intellect to strive to improve in intellectual power.
Intellect is stronger than cannon.
Man gains wider dominion by his intellect than by his right arm. The mustard-seed of thought is a pregnant treasury of vast results. Like the germ in the Egyptian tombs its vitality never perishes; and its fruit will spring up after it has been buried for long ages.
Let the intellect alone, it has its usefulness in its proper sphere, but let it not interfere with the flowing of the life-stream.
The term "intellect" includes all those powers by which we acquire, retain, and extend our knowledge; as perception, memory, imagination, judgment, and the like.
Genius is intellect constructive.
Zen culture invites us to experience reality without the intervening distractions of intellect, categories, analysis.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
The growth of the intellect is spontaneous in every expansion. The mind that grows could not predict the times, the means, the mode of that spontaneity. God enters by a private door into every individual.
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