Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quotable Sunday!

Time for Toni's Quoteable Sundays! I love this and participate every week. If you want to participate then do your own, head to Toni's site and sign her Mr. Linky and visit as many others as you can!

My quotes today will be on intelligence.

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson (1958 - ), cartoonist, "Calvin and Hobbes"

"Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare." ~ Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876)

"To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains." ~ Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938

"Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun." ~George Scialabra

"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." ~ Albert Einstein

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence." ~ Albert Edward Wiggin

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~ Albert Einstein


"Wit is educated insolence." ~ Aristotle

15 comments:

sheila said...

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ Bertrand Russell

WOW. Wow!

Kristina P. said...

I was going to say something about the quote Sheila did! That one really stuck out to me.

Stacie said...

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~ Albert Einstein


Great quote!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Happy Sunday!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh, I love this one!

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~ Albert Einstein

Enjoy your Sunday!

Fiona said...

I love this one .. it is a theme in our home.

"Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare." ~ Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876)

I truly believe we must teach our children to THINK and teach them how to learn. A major problem in schools today.

Shelley K. said...

Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare." ~ Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876) is my fave too.

Thanks for some great quotes..have a SUPER Quotable Sunday :)

Jennifer said...

A long time ago, this poster hung in my college dorm room:
"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." ~ Albert Einstein

JAN'S PLACE said...

Great quotes!

I like:
"Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun."
~George Scialabra

Thaks!

Jan

blueviolet said...

I really like this one."The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~ Albert Einstein

Anissa said...

Hey it's my first time joining in! I loved all your quotes but my fav. would be.

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun." ~George Scialabra

Thanks for sharing
Happy Sunday!

~~tonya~~ said...

The one by Aristotle is so true. Love them all.

LT said...

I love "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~ Albert Einstein
All the quotes are right on though! Nice topic.

LadyStyx said...

My fav's the Bill Watterson one. :) Then again, Im a Calvin and Hobbes fan...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

You picked greatness again this week, Mimi! :) I have two favorites:

"Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun." ~George Scialabra

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ Bertrand Russell

Have a great week! :)

Kate Smedley said...

Definitely the Bertrand Russell quote for me, I loved it!