Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, & intellect & feeling are only important in so far as they contribute to that.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
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.
The term "intellect" includes all those powers by which we acquire, retain, and extend our knowledge; as perception, memory, imagination, judgment, and the like.
It is the conditioned mind that says, 'I'm lost.' Let mind be lost. Lose your mind. Lose your mind inside your heart.
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks he is free.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
The march of intellect, which licks all the world into shape, has even reached the devil.
In the scale of the destinies, brawn will never weigh so mach as brain.
It is only the intellect that can be thoroughly and hideously wicked. It can forget everything in the attainment of its ends. The heart recoils; in its retired some drops of childhood's dew still linger, defying manhood's fiery noon.
Intellect really exists in its products; its kingdom is here.
It is the nature of intellect to strive to improve in intellectual power.
Intellect is stronger than cannon.
Man gains wider dominion by his intellect than by his right arm. The mustard-seed of thought is a pregnant treasury of vast results. Like the germ in the Egyptian tombs its vitality never perishes; and its fruit will spring up after it has been buried for long ages.
Let the intellect alone, it has its usefulness in its proper sphere, but let it not interfere with the flowing of the life-stream.
Genius is intellect constructive.
Zen culture invites us to experience reality without the intervening distractions of intellect, categories, analysis.
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