Intellect, Judgement

"Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Beware of women who read-they also think."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reason is the shepherd trying to corral life's vast flock of wild irrationalities."

Paul Eldridge
Paul Eldridge "Maxims for a Modern Man"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom does not trust to probabilities; it always marches in the midday light of reason."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Common sense is not really so common."

Antoine Amauld
Antoine Amauld "The Art of Thinking: Port-Royal Logic"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reason, vi. To weigh probabilities in the scales of desire."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Passion is the drunkenness of the mind."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When all else fails, men turn to reason."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Reason in man is rather like God in the world."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I know that you think you know what I said. But I'm not sure whether you understood that what you heard is what I meant."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met."

Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz "Social Studies"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest barrier to consciousness is the belief that one is already conscious."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Doubt is one of the names of intelligence."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community."

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologiae"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man who thinks he is smarter than his wife, has a very smart wife!"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is not at all simple to understand the simple."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. "

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Understanding is a two-way street."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An open mind does not always require an open mouth."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn`t work if it`s not open."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way of increasing the [average] intelligence of scientists would be to reduce their number."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most open minds should be closed for repair."

Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Common sense is genius dressed up in work clothes."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin more intelligently."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Imagination is intelligence having fun."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)