• It seems to us that in intelligence there is a fundamental faculty, the alteration or the lack of which, is of the utmost importance for practical life. This faculty is judgment, otherwise called good sense, practical sense, initiative, the faculty of adapting one's self to circumstances. A person may be a moron or an imbecile if he is lacking in judgment; but with good judgment he can never be either. Indeed the rest of the intellectual faculties seem of little importance in comparison with judgment.

    "The development of intelligence in children" by Alfred Binet, Théodore Simon, translated by Elizabeth S. Kite, Reprinted 1973, New York: Arno Press, (pp. 42-43), 1983.
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