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QUOTES ON INTELLIGENCE


The stupider one is, the closer one is to reality. The stupider one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence wriggles and hides itself. Intelligence is a knave, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, The Brothers Karamazov

There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.

H. G. WELLS, The Time Machine

It is not that I am so clever, but that the others are so stupid.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Caesar and Cleopatra

The greatest gift that God in His bounty made in creation, and the most conformable to His goodness, and that which He prizes the most, was the freedom of will, with which the creatures with intelligence, they all and they alone, were and are endowed.

DANTE ALIGHIERI, The Divine Comedy

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