"It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
— G. H. Hardy
"Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed."
— Don Wood
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
— H. L. Mencken
"It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant."
— Don Herold
"One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."
— Alice James
"To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level."
— Bertrand Russell
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form."
— Albert Einstein
"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