"The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head."
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
"Wit is educated insolence."
"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
"The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,"
"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."
"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."
"There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."
"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."
"If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't."
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
"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."
"Every true genius is bound to be naive."
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart."
"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring."
"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense."
"The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education."
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