quote: intelligence

  • The country that draws a broad line between its fighting men and its thinking men will find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards. – William F. Butler

  • If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence. – Will Cuppy

  • Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. – Groucho Marx

  • A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. – Bertrand Russell

  • Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to…

  • People must have renounced, it seems to me, all natural intelligence to dare to advance that animals are but animated machines…. It appears to me, besides, that [such people] can never have observed with attention the character of animals, not to have distinguished among them the different voices of need, of suffering, of joy, of…

  • It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese. – Carl Sagan