We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne
1533 — 1592
I think, therefore I am.
1596 — 1650
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
1596 — 1650
Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity.
Justice Antonin Scalia
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
1900 — 1986
He that will not reason is a bigot. He that cannot reason is a fool. He that dares not reason is a slave.
1585 — 1649
The secret of a man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
William Dean Howells
1837 — 1920
Thought is the labor of intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
1802 — 1885
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
1821 — 1881
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
384 — 322 B.C.
The mind commands the body and the body obeys. The mind commands itself and finds resistance.
354 — 430 A.D.
When a finger points at the moon, the imbecile examines the finger.
564? — 483 B.C.
Knowledge is telling the past. Wisdom is predicting the future.
Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.
Sir James Dewar
1842 — 1923
Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity.
Our mind is like a window: Close it too tight and it will never open again.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
1856 — 1939
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
1564 — 1642
I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There’s a knob called “brightness,” but it doesn’t work.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
1869 — 1948