A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Your people smarts will prove ten times more valuable than all the book smarts you can't get.
No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Knowledge is telling the past. Wisdom is predicting the future.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The strength of character and emotional intelligence to face your failures and learn from them are at the core of success.
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.
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.
Common sense is not so common.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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