Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
The Holy Spirit, out of compassion for our weakness, comes to us even when we are impure. And if He finds our intellect truly praying to Him, He enters it and puts to flight the whole array of thoughts and ideas circling within it, and He arouses it to a longing for spiritual prayer.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
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 higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
Intellect is the ability to avoid belaboring the obvious.
For a poet is an airy thing, winged and holy, and he is not able to make poetry until he becomes inspired and goes out of his mind and his intellect is no longer in him.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
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.
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks he is free.
It is the conditioned mind that says, 'I'm lost.' Let mind be lost. Lose your mind. Lose your mind inside your heart.
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.
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.
Minds, unlike brains, are not entirely given at birth. Minds are also forms of cultural achievement.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
We are thinking beings, and we cannot exclude the intellect from participating in any of our functions.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
As brain functioning becomes more and more integrated, consciousness - the mind - becomes more and more invincible, and then any dictate of the mind is immediately followed by the body.
The human intellect is the great truth-organ; realities, as they exist, are the subjects of its study; and knowledge is the result of its acquaintance with the things which it investigates.
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