One of the most important characteristic we cherish in people, particularly in leaders, is the capacity of showing intelligence. Intelligent people motivate us with their ideas, their original way of looking at things, and their capability of finding links between facts and creative thoughts, through innovative points of view, or by crafting compelling stories and projects by linking various ideas.
But being intelligent can be associated with a variety of things and it differs according to the angle one looks at the concept. Looking at the etymology of the keyword intelligent one realises that it comes from the Latin language, and it stems of intelligēns, the present participle of intelligere, variant of intellegere to understand, that means literally. This word is close to be chosen between, the equivalent to intel– (variant of inter-) + –lig– (combining form of leg-), stem of legere to pick up, choose; cf. lection + –ent.
Various people from all times have given us different stances on what intelligence is. Some look at intelligence as a pure brain chemical process, others remind us that with no action, all intelligent ideas just remain exactly that: abstract ideas. Finally, others tell us that it is a sign of intelligence, to dismiss the “intellect” and pay attention to our intuitive soul.
Intelligenthq assembles here 10 quotes about Intelligence from thinkers of all times. The assembled quotes look at intelligence from different points of view. These can help and motivate leaders and entrepreneurs, that thrive to put into action their innovative ideas and projects.
1. “All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.” Quote by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheQuote by Goethe Intelligenthq
2. “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” Quote by SocratesQuote by Socrates Intelligenthq
3. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Quote by Salvador DaliQuote by Salvador Dali Intelligenthq
4. “Action is the real measure of intelligence.” Quote by Napoleon HillQuote by Napoleon Hill Intelligenthq
5. “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.”
Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6.”Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Quote by Henry FordQuote by Henry Ford Intelligenthq
7. “Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” Quote by Ralph Waldo EmersonQuote by ralph waldo emerson Intelligenthq
8. “If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” Quote by Ray BradburyQuote by Ray Bradbury Intelligenthq
9. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Quote by Stephen HawkingQuote by Stephen Hawking Intelligenthq
10. “To think is to practice brain chemistry.” Quote by Deepak ChopraQuote by Deepak Chopra Intelligenthq
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