Words of Wisdom

Thoughts on Intelligence

May 2017
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“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.” — Lao Tzu

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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Bernard M. Baruch

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“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” — Marie Curie

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“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dalí

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“The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous.” — Richard M. Nixon

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“Intelligence minus purpose equals stupidity.” — Toba Beta

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“The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.” — Abigail Adams

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“In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.” — Robert G. Ingersoll

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“The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.” — Hamza Yusuf

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“Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth much.” — Daniel Keyes

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