Here are some proverbs and quotes about intelligence.

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Dolphins are regarded as one of the most intelligent animals.

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A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.
(unknown author)

Beautiful girls are seldom happy, intelligent boys are seldom beautiful.

Can computers think?
Can submarines swim?
(unknown author)

Great intellects are skeptical.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway

He who has no intelligence is happy with it.

Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
Bryant H. McGill

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.
Stephen Hawking

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

I would rather have an average weight or an average income than an average intelligence.

If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee's eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us. If they are animals, what must we be?
Frans de Waal

If you can be funny, it means you’re intelligent. Your brain is working fast.
Amber Valletta

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Immanuel Kant

In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.
Aldous Huxley

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.
Albert Edward Wiggam

Intelligence forbids tears.
Doris Lessing

Intelligence is in the head, not in the age.
(unknown author)

Intelligence is required to be able to know that a man knows not.
Michel de Montaigne

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Arthur C. Clarke

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
Stephen Hawking

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
René Descartes

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.
Leon C. Megginson

Never has a man more need of his intelligence than when a fool asks him a question.

No one is smart enough to figure out anything worthwhile from scratch.
Steven Pinker

Since the beginning of the computer age, there has been immense development in computer intelligence but exactly zero development in computer consciousness.
Yuval Noah Harari

Speaking French is no proof of intelligence.

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Sloan Wilson

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
Laurence J. Peter

The child who died too soon was always beautiful and intelligent.

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
François de La Rochefoucauld

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
François de La Rochefoucauld

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Charles Bukowski

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Josh Billings

To learn about other people is science, to learn to know yourself is intelligence.

We shall be permitted to live on this planet only for as long as we treat all nature with compassion and intelligence.
Aldous Huxley

You don’t need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence.

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