An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
No intelligent man wears a moustache voluntarily - you can write that down.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind.
'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.
No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly.
If you see an intelligent man who tells you where true treasures are to be found, who shows what is to be avoided, and administers reproofs,follow that wise man ; it will be better, not worse, for those who follow him.