January 31, 2023

Intelligence and Intellect

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”
— Emerson M. Pugh

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We’ve all met people who are supposedly incredibly intelligent but don’t know which way to sit on a lavatory.”
— Stephen Fry

“I may not know much, but I know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.”
— Lyndon B. Johnson

“Afterism (n) – A concise, clever statement you don’t think of until too late.”
— John Alexander Thom

“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.”
— Edgar Wallace

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”
— Bertrand Russel

“A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.”
— Alexander Cannon

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Any idiot can face a crisis–it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”
— Anton Chekhov

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”
— Albert Einstein

“Consistency is a paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.”
— W. A. White

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