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INTELLECT
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Thou living ray of intellectual fire.
      - William Falconer, The Shipwreck
         (canto I, l. 104)

The term "intellect" includes all those powers by which we acquire, retain, and extend our knowledge; as perception, memory, imagination, judgment, and the like.
      - William Fleming

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
      - Benjamin Franklin

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
      - Galilei Galileo

Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character.
      - Joseph Goebbels

The march of intellect, which licks all the world into shape, has even reached the devil.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The electric force of the brain.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
      - Augustus William Hare

The human intellect is the great truth-organ; realities, as they exist, are the subjects of its study; and knowledge is the result of its acquaintance with the things which it investigates.
      - Moses Harvey

The brain women never interest us like the heart women; white roses please less than red.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The intellect of woman bears the same relationship to that of man as her physical organization; it is inferior in power and different in kind.
      - Mrs. Anna Brownell Jameson

All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Why, life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can afford.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Light has spread, and even bayonets think.
      - Louis Kossuth

The intellect of the generality of women serves more to fortify their folly than their reason.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The intellect of man sits enthroned visibly upon his forehead and in his eye, and the heart of man is written on his countenance; but the soul reveals itself in the voice only.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Glorious indeed is the world of God around us, but more glorious the world of God within us. There lies the Land of Song; there lies the poet's native land.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion
         (bk. I, ch. VIII)

In the scale of the destinies, brawn will never weigh so mach as brain.
      - James Russell Lowell

It is only the intellect that can be thoroughly and hideously wicked. It can forget everything in the attainment of its ends. The heart recoils; in its retired some drops of childhood's dew still linger, defying manhood's fiery noon.
      - James Russell Lowell

The intellect has only one failing, which, to be sure, is a very considerable one. It has no conscience.
      - James Russell Lowell

The hand that follows intellect can achieve.
      - Michelangelo (Michelangelo Buonarrotti),
        The Artist, (Longfellow's translation)

Great intellects are skeptical.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Intellect is stronger than cannon.
      - Theodore Parker

Everything connected with intellect is permanent.
      - William Roscoe

A man is not a wall, whose stones are crushed upon the road; or a pipe, whose fragments are thrown away at a street corner. The fragments of an intellect are always good.
      - George Sand (pseudonym of Mme. Armandine Lucile Dupon Dudevant),
        Handsome Lawrence (ch. II)


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