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.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.
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.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Women, on average, tend to be more aware of their emotions, show more empathy, and are more adept interpersonally. Men on the other hand, are more self-confident and optimistic, adapt more easily, and handle stress better.
It is no weakness for the wisest man to learn when he is wrong.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
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.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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