A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.
You don't have to be a genius when you're surrounded by morons.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Life's a lot easier when you're dumb.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
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.
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.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
A good leader is always looking for people smarter and more experienced than they are. If you are the smartest one in the room, then you are stupid.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
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.
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.
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.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
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