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"The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head."
Alexander Pope

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
Albert Einstein

"Wit is educated insolence."

"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."
Ambrose Bierce

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
Albert Einstein

"The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,"
Alexander Pope

"The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred."
Aldous Huxley

"A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition."
Charles Caleb Colton

"There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."
Don Herold

"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde."
Dolly Parton

"If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't."
Emerson M. Pugh

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
E. B. White

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

"Every true genius is bound to be naive."
Friedrich von Schiller

"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."
Georg C. Lichtenberg

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
George-Louis de Buffon

"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart."
Henri Frederic Amiel

"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring."
James McNeill Whistler

"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense."
Josh Billings

"The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education."
Joel Hildebrand

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