"It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant."
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"An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things."
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
"Knowledge is love and light and vision."
"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up."
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
"Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary."
"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder."
"Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it."
"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous."
"Always be smarter than the people who hire you."
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."
"Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart."
"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."
"A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man."
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