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.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
You don't have to be a genius when you're surrounded by morons.
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.
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.
A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
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.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
When someone isn’t smart enough to express their frustration, they use dirty words. Those are words that describe a lack of intelligence. Smart people don’t use those kind of dirty words, because they find it an insult to their intelligence.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
We celebrate our intelligence, possessions, looks, talent, and achievements. Heaven celebrates how we used all of it.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
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