Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong'.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas.
The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, or are become so from wine-drinking, and are not susceptible of influence from so refined a stimulant, will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual.
Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept
Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff - well, it might as well be dead.
I think that those of us who are what are called intellectuals make a terrible mistake in overvaluing the yen we have for the arts, books, etc. There is a sweet, fine quality in life that has nothing to do with this, and more and more I find myself valuing myself with those people.
We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.
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