„… at the time, King Herbert felt that to remain safe, the kingdom needed an effective intelligence force."
"An intelligent force?" said Will.
"Not intelligent. Intelligence. Although it does help if your intelligence force was also intelligent.“
Fonte: The Ruins of Gorlan
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
„Yes, he is intelligent. But we must be more intelligent. We must be so intelligent that he does not suspect us of being intelligent at all.“
— Agatha Christie, livro The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
— Pierre-Simon Laplace, livro Philosophical Essay on Probabilities
Philosophical Essay on Probabilities (1902)
Contexto: Given for one instant an intelligence which could comprehend all the forces by which nature is animated and the respective situation of the beings who compose it—an intelligence sufficiently vast to submit these data to analysis—it would embrace in the same formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the lightest atom; for it, nothing would be uncertain and the future, as the past, would be present to its eyes. The human mind offers, in the perfection which it has been able to give to astronomy, a feeble idea of this intelligence. Its discoveries in mechanics and geometry, added to that of universal gravity, have enabled it to comprehend in the same analytical expressions the past and future states of the system of the world.<!--p.4
— Gersh Budker Soviet physicist 1918 - 1977
as quoted by R. Z. Sagdeev in [G.I. Budker: reflections & remembrances, by Boris N. Breizman, Springer, 1993, http://books.google.com/books?id=e0bxFrmNtykC&pg=RA1-PA306, 1-56396-070-2, 306]
„But in adversity, intelligence alone cannot sustain hope. Ultimately, hope can be sustained only by finding purpose in adversity, by imposing a pattern on the fortuitous disasters of existence. Human beings, if force to it, will compromise their intelligence to preserve their hope.“
— Edmund Cooper, livro Seed of Light
Seed of Light (1959)
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
Unpublished notebook from 1845-50. Published in Seebacher (ed.), Oeuvres Complètes, vol. 10, p. 158 (Laffont, 1989). English translation from Robb, Victor Hugo p. 249 (Norton, 1997).
— Jon Kabat-Zinn American academic 1944
Fonte: Wherever You Go, There You Are
„True intelligence very readily conceives of an intelligence superior to its own; and this is why truly intelligent men are modest.“
— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
“An Unprejudiced Mind,” pp. 311-312
Pretexts: Reflections on Literature and Morality (1964)
„The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.“
— Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954
„Intelligence and free will here come into play, and these mystic forces are outside the law of conservation of energy as understood by physicists.“
— William Crookes British chemist and physicist 1832 - 1919
Address to the Society for Psychical Research (1897)
Contexto: The clock runs down. I lift the weight by exerting the proper amount of energy, and in this action the law of conservation of energy is strictly obeyed. But now I have the choice of either letting the weight fall free in a fraction of a second, or, constrained by the wheelwork, in twenty-four hours. I can do which I like, and whichever way I decide, no more energy is developed in the fall of the weight. I strike a match; I can use it to light a cigarette or to set fire to a house. I write a telegram; it may be simply to say I shall be late for dinner, or it may produce fluctuations on the stock exchange that will ruin thousands. In these cases the actual force required in striking the match or in writing the telegram is governed by the law or conservation of energy; but the vastly more momentous part, which determines the words I use or the material I ignite, is beyond such a law. It is probable that no expenditure of energy need be used in the determination of direction one way more than another. Intelligence and free will here come into play, and these mystic forces are outside the law of conservation of energy as understood by physicists.
„The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.“
— George Bancroft American historian and statesman 1800 - 1891
"The Office of the People in Art, Government and Religion", pp. 426-7
Literary and Historical Miscellanies (1855)
„When we have intelligence resulting from sincerity, this condition is to be ascribed to nature; when we have sincerity resulting from intelligence, this condition is to be ascribed to instruction. But given the sincerity, and there shall be the intelligence; given the intelligence, and there shall be the sincerity.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.
Fonte: The Doctrine of the Mean
„…there is a virtue attached to intelligence, but lets suppose that we are all intelligent enough to know that intelligence is not a virtue; that the people who made the atom bomb were very intelligent, and that really virtue resides in how we conduct ourselves…“
— Zia Haider Rahman British novelist
"Zia Haider Rahman's In The Light of What We Know" Books& Arts in ABC http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/zia-haider-rahman/6517150?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter June 3, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-06-03.
— David Zindell, livro Neverness
— Jack McDevitt, livro Infinity Beach
Infinity Beach (2000)