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Quotations about intelligence

Albert Camus – An intellectual? Yes.

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Albert CamusAn intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. “Can they be brought together?” This is a practical question. We must get down to it. “I despise intelligence” really means: “I cannot bear my doubts.

Albert Camus   (1913-1960)

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Niccolò Machiavelli – Men are of three different capacities

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Niccolo MachiavelliMen are of three different capacities: one understands intuitively; another understands so far as it is explained; and a third understands neither of himself nor by explanation. The first is excellent, the second, commendable, and the third, altogether useless. – Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli  

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Osho – Intelligence is dangerous

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OshoIntelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own. You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience.

Osho  

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – Our academic system rewards people who know lots

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Neil deGrasse TysonOur academic system rewards people who know a lot of stuff and generally we call those people smart, but at the end of the day who do you want- the person who can figure things out that they’ve never seen before or the person who can rattle off a bunch of facts?

Neil deGrasse Tyson   (Oct 5, 1958 -)

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