Being Intelligent Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Being Intelligent

#1. What attracted me to it, beyond it being really intelligent, was that it was sadly something that would be unique on television. Anchoring this political show is this vital, dynamic, complex, thriving marriage. These people are passionately and fiercely committed to making it work out. - Author: Tim Daly
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#2. For if you think that education causes wealth, rather than being a result of wealth, or that intelligent actions and discoveries are the result of intelligent ideas, you will be in for a surprise. Let us see what kind of surprise. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#3. People on the Spiritual Path are not anemic. They must be sharp, strong, and courageous. Being Spiritual means being Powerful, Dynamic, and Intelligent. - Author: Choa Kok Sui
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#4. This inner Being is all powerful, intelligent, indestructible and a storehouse of knowledge and wisdom. This inner core is truly who and what you are and is perpetually trying to connect with your outward self. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#5. A fairly young, intelligent-looking man with long hair asked me whether filming or being filmed could do harm, whether it could destroy a person. In my heart the answer was yes, but I said no. - Author: Werner Herzog
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#6. You should be a billionaire, Randy.
Thank god you're not."
"Why do you say that?"
"Oh, because then you'd be a highly intelligent man who never has to make difficult choices - who never has to exert his mind. It is a state much worse than being a moron. - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#7. If we were to one day encounter a form of life more powerful and intelligent than our own, and it regarded us as we regard fish, what would be our argument against being eaten? - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#8. The atheist risk everything for the present and the future, on the basis of a belief that we are uncaused by any intelligent being. We just happen to be here. That one is willing to live and die in that belief is a very high price to pay for conjecture. - Author: Ravi Zacharias
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#9. Being able to elicit the feeling of the unfathomable in intelligent adults is like falling in love. - Author: Drummond Money-Coutts
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#10. Any decent society has to be built on trust and love and the intelligent use of information and feelings. Education involves being able to practice those things as you struggle to build a decent society that can be nonviolent. - Author: Myles Horton
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#11. Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends. - Author: Anthony LaPaglia
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#12. I do not let other people define me. I am who I am, and that is an intelligent and gracious human being. And as such, I do not drop to the level of bullies and trade insult for insult. - Author: Wen Spencer
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#13. The ideal girl ... would be kind. That was because she would also be extremely intelligent, and, being extremely intelligent, would have need of kindness to enable her to bear with a not very intelligent man like himself. - Author: P.G. Wodehouse
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#14. Organizing atheists is a bit like herding cats; They are on the whole too intelligent and independent minded to lend themselves to being herded. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#15. I'm not being really intelligent in my film choices; I'm just landing the opportunity when it comes. - Author: Ranbir Kapoor
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#16. Education doesn't keep a person from being a fool, and the lack of it doesn't keep a person from being intelligent. - Author: Nancy E. Turner
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#17. Not one example of significant self-generation or self-organization can be found in the entire realm of nature ... Without causation, nothing happens and without organization by an intelligent being, systems tend to lower and lower levels of complexity. - Author: Hugh Ross
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#18. Being spiritual is a far more intelligent way to exist. It means being in tune with the intelligence of the Creator. - Author: Jaggi Vasudev
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#19. It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative; indignant without being intelligent; impulsive without being insightful. - Author: Neal A. Maxwell
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#20. Believe me, there's nothing worse than being both immortal and intelligent. Imagine the boredom! Plus you start to ask questions, and the worst thing about questions is that sometimes, they have answers. - Author: Charlie Jane Anders
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#21. You can't be wise without being intelligent, but you certainly can be intelligent without being wise. - Author: Marilyn Vos Savant
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#22. H.M.," said the Woggle-Bug, pompously, "means Highly Magnified; and T.E. means Thoroughly Educated. I am, in reality, a very big bug, and doubtless the most intelligent being in all this broad domain."
"How well you disguise it," said the Wizard. - Author: L. Frank Baum
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#23. I do not see how it is possible for an intelligent human being to conclude that the Song of Solomon is the work of God, and that the tragedy of Lear was the work of an uninspired man. - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
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#24. You think love is black and white. All women think that. And they're wrong. Women are really intelligent except for when they're being really stupid. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#25. Camels are far too intelligent to admit to being intelligent. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#26. Every intelligent being enjoys complexity. - Author: Brenda Laurel
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#27. Etiquette is an intelligent way to live. There are certain ways of living you will learn being around advanced students and mostly your teacher. These are methods that have been handed down for thousands of years. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#28. Relaxing, intelligent feeling of being surrounded by generation after generation of thought. - Author: Charlaine Harris
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#29. We may be living at that moment, on the cusp, when we go from being a species that feels a kind of loneliness in the cosmos to actually one sometime in the not too distant future being able to confirm the existence of other intelligent life. - Author: Ann Druyan
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#30. You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. - Author: Malcolm X
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#31. Logical activity is not the whole of intelligence. One can be intelligent without being particularly logical. - Author: Jean Piaget
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#32. If being stupid is the only way for an intelligent man to be happy, then let us hope that unhappiness be his choice! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#33. A taste of luxury is part of the education of any intelligent human being. It teaches him how unnecessary it is. - Author: Irwin Shaw
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#34. Birds themselves are so interesting and intelligent, and they give so many cues without being verbal, so they say such great things. Feathers are superior to fur, even. They're so beautiful, and nature uses such amazing colors. - Author: Bibhu Mohapatra
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#35. My mother always told me that there is only one way a woman can be truly safe in this world. And that is to be fiercely, inarguably, and masterfully talented. This is different than being intelligent or even educated. (Satomi from Picking Bones From Ash) - Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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#36. It was at this time that I formed one of my own insights: it was strange how intelligent people, like Raffles, without being asked, freely spout off their insights and actually expect less intelligent people, like me, to be interested. - Author: Tom Upton
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#37. We are intelligent beings: intelligent beings cannot have been formed by a crude, blind, insensible being: there is certainly some difference between the ideas of Newton and the dung of a mule. Newton's intelligence, therefore, came from another intelligence - Author: Voltaire
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#38. America focuses on being very intelligent because that's how you make more money. - Author: Cesar Millan
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#39. I'm sure that there are plenty of intelligent people who don't read a lot, but I can't imagine how they stand life without being surrounded by the comfort and knowledge in books. - Author: Hollis Shiloh
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#40. It was not a matter, mind you, of the certainty I had of being more intelligent than everyone else. Besides, such certainty is of no consequence because so many imbeciles share it. - Author: Albert Camus
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#41. Proust is a hero of mine. I read 'A la recherche' in one go, and I'm a very slow reader. It had an astonishing impact, reading it on my own and being my main company. I think Proust is the most intelligent person to ever have written a novel. - Author: Edward St. Aubyn
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#42. [It] began to seem amazing how often it was assumed that having a vagina automatically meant I was less intelligent, talented, capable, and interesting than the world's least interesting human being who happened to have a penis. - Author: Francine Prose
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#43. Intelligent Design opens the whole possibility of us being created in the image of a benevolent God. - Author: William A. Dembski
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#44. We are the products of a highly intelligent and creative supreme being. - Author: Myles Munroe
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#45. The burden of being intelligent and shy and young is that you will always know, cannot not know; have grown up in a fiction of perpetual responsibility, believing that whatever cracks in life you find must be your cracks, that anything at all can be your fault. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#46. If you care about being thought credible and intelligent, do not use complex language where simpler language will do. - Author: Daniel Kahneman
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#47. Sunken gardens should be laid out under the supervision of an intelligent landscape architect; and even then should have a reason for being sunken other than a whim or increase in costliness. - Author: Alice Morse Earle
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#48. Rather than being a luxury, emotions are a very intelligent way of driving an organism toward certain outcomes. - Author: Antonio Damasio
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#49. Will we no longer be the most intelligent being on earth, - Author: Michio Kaku
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#50. I hate being asked how I met my husband and very personal questions like that. I don't like that. People are too nosey. Intelligent questions I like, but sometimes people ask such silly, dopey ones. - Author: Iris Apfel
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#51. Social and economic well-being will become a reality only through the zeal, courage, the non-compromising determination of intelligent minorities, and not through the mass. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#52. You know that even very intelligent people glory in being able to empty one bottle more than the next man. - Author: Albert Camus
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#53. People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the common bacillus. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#54. Man's greatness does not consist in being different from the animals that share the earth with him, but in being ... conscious of things of which his environment has no inkling. - Author: Gustav Heinrich Ralph Von Koenigswald
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#55. She isn't stupid. She's intelligent enough in a purely feminine way. Eighteenth-century France would have been a marvellous setting for her, or the old South if she hadn't made the mistake of being born a Negro. - Author: Nella Larsen
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#56. Anyone who seeks for the true causes of miracles, and strives to understand natural phenomena as an intelligent being, and not to gaze at them like a fool, is set down and denounced as an impious heretic. - Author: Baruch Spinoza
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#57. A paranoiac, my friend, is a person who has gone crazy in the most intelligent, well-informed way, the world being what it is. The paranoiac believes that great secret conspiracies are afoot to destroy him. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#58. If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell ourselves and the world we are not very intelligent. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#59. We think of dogs as being more like people than pigs; but pigs are highly intelligent animals and if we kept pigs as pets and reared dogs for food, we would probably reverse our order of preference. Are we turning persons into bacon? - Author: Peter Singer
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#60. The demon coughed nervously. Demons do not breathe; however, every intelligent being, whether it breathes or not, coughs nervously at some time in its life. And this was one of them as far as the demon was concerned. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#61. Well, sounding wise wasn't difficult. It was a lot easier than being intelligent, actually, since you didn't have to say anything surprising or come up with any new insights. You just let your brain's pattern-matching software complete the cliche, using whatever Deep Wisdom you'd stored previously. - Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
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#62. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. - Author: Isaac Newton
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#63. 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. - Author: Laurence Fishburne
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#64. Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you're a nerd is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that? - Author: John Green
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#65. I'm not unintelligent, mind you. But wisdom means more than being intelligent, because it encompasses understanding, empathy, experience, inner peace, and intuition, and in retrospect, I obviously lack many of those traits. Here's - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#66. I think Henry Kissinger grew up with that odd mix of ego and insecurity that comes from being the smartest kid in the class. From really knowing you're more awesomely intelligent than anybody else, but also being the guy who got beaten up for being Jewish. - Author: Walter Isaacson
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#67. Intelligent design ideology being promoted today is not science - it is rather the abdication of science. - Author: Steven Weinberg
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#68. I'm a practical person. Most fashion people live in the clouds, and they're full of it. I live like a human being - or, I try to - and I have to be intelligent; I have to be practical. I'm a great believer in common sense, and the older I get, I see that common sense is not that common. - Author: Iris Apfel
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#69. I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did. - Author: Candice Bergen
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#70. I'm an incredibly intelligent, insightful human being. - Author: A. J. Bowen
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#71. Raise your standards for the one thing over which you have complete control
yourse lf. It means you're committed to being intelligent, flexible, and creative enough to consistently find a way to look at your life in a fashion that makes any experience enriching. - Author: Tony Robbins
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#72. A woman is a highly developed, deeply intelligent, infinitely complicated being. And it needs to be carefully tricked into doing things. - Author: Arj Barker
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#73. The reason so many intelligent and creative people suffer from depression is that when you take the risk of being fully conscious, you open Pandora's box, and you can't close it again. - Author: Michael Redhill
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#74. If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies. - Author: Nikola Tesla
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#75. The belief of an infinity of creative and created Gods, each more eminently requiring an intelligent author of his being than the foregoing, is a direct consequence of the premises, which you have stated. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#76. The General belonged to the learned type of military men who believed that liberal and humane views can be reconciled with their profession. But being by nature a kind and intelligent man, he soon felt the impossibility of such a reconciliation. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#77. The more you treat your body and the cells as intelligent being the more you will be sharp, quick, competent, and fulfilled. - Author: Amit Ray
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#78. Your average man is not intelligent enough not to fake being intelligent enough. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#79. My day passes between logic, whistling, going for walks, and being depressed. I wish to God that I were more intelligent and everything would finally become clear to me - or else that I needn't live much longer. - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#80. Why is being a nerd so bad?
saying " I noticed you're a nerd is like saying hey, I noticed you'd rather be intelligent that stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan - Author: John Green
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#81. The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately. - Author: Catherine Bell
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#82. I am very much in favor of women's rights, being a woman myself, and I support intelligent, successful, independent working women. - Author: Gal Gadot
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#83. People have confused playing devil's advocate with being intelligent. - Author: Cecily Strong
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#84. Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious. - Author: Jonathan Edwards
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#85. I'm drawn in some strangely natural way to immersing myself in a milieu whose rules I don't understand, where there are things you can't access simply by being intelligent or doing well in school. - Author: Rachel Kushner
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#86. When we say there is a GOD, we mean that there is an intelligent designing cause of what we see in the world around us, and a being who was himself uncaused. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#87. I don't care about someone being intelligent; any situation between people, when they are really human with each other, produces 'intelligence. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#88. What is faith? Is it to believe that which is evident? No. It is perfectly evident to my mind that there exists a necessary, eternal, supreme, and intelligent being. This is no matter of faith, but of reason. - Author: Voltaire
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#89. Anyway, you don't have to be terribly intelligent to complete a PhD," Karim grumps. "You just need to be stupidly persistent. If anything, being too smart gets in the way - - Author: Charles Stross
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#90. While the men of the steel industry were going through blood and gas in defense of their rights and their homes and their families, elsewhere on the far-flung C.I.O. front the hosts of labor were advancing and intelligent and permanent progress was being made. - Author: John L. Lewis
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#91. We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it. - Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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#92. Whales, like elephants, are so social and intelligent. This hurts me to think of them being transported, put in noisy airplanes, and brought to a horrible concrete pen when they're supposed to be out in the sea. - Author: Jane Goodall
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#93. The press is like any business. It's a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster. - Author: Ben Folds
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#94. The intelligent man quickly reaches reactionary conclusions.
Today, however, the universal consensus of fools turns him into a coward.
When they interrogate him in public, he denies being a Galilean. - Author: Nicolas Gomez Davila
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#95. I think models in general have a certain insecurity about themselves because they're known for being beautiful, so they have to prove to everybody they have personality and they are intelligent. - Author: Derek Hough
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#96. Here we are, arguably the most intelligent being that's ever walked planet Earth, with this extraordinary brain ... and yet we're destroying the only home we have. - Author: Jane Goodall
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#97. Disagreement is part of being a person who has choices. One of those choices is to respect others and engage in intelligent conversation about differences of opinion without becoming enemies, eventually allowing us to move forward to compromise. - Author: Ben Carson
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#98. Our ability to read out this sequence of our own genome has the makings of a philosophical paradox. Can an intelligent being comprehend the instructions to make itself? - John Sulston Scholars - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#99. At the end of the day it's really easy to be a great leader when things are going well. The real test, whether or not you believe in being an emotionally intelligent leader, is when things go wrong. - Author: Kevin Allen
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#100. News-hunters have great leisure, with little thought; much petty ambition to be considered intelligent, without any other pretension than being able to communicate what they have just learned. - Author: Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
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