Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
When someone isn’t smart enough to express their frustration, they use dirty words. Those are words that describe a lack of intelligence. Smart people don’t use those kind of dirty words, because they find it an insult to their intelligence.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
You don't have to be a genius when you're surrounded by morons.
Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.
A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
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