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1. "The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be essential if we are to avoid another September 11th."
Author: Adam Schiff
2. "The words that reverberate for us at the confines of this long adventure of rebellion are not formulas for optimism, for which we have no possible use in the extremities of our unhappiness, but words of courage and intelligence which, on the shores of the eternal seas, even have the qualities of virtue."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Inhumanity is the keynote of stupidity in power."
Author: Alexander Berkman
4. "Lack of will power leads to more failure than lack of intelligence or ability."
Author: Anchee Min
5. "The stupidity of a well-placed "dude" can really defuse a situation"
Author: Chris Lynch
6. "The struggle for a free intelligence has always been a struggle between the ironic and the literal mind."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
7. "Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none."
Author: Claude Chabrol
8. "It was a rather extraordinary conversation if you think about it -- both of us speaking in code. But not military code, not Intelligence or Resistance code -- just feminine code."
Author: Elizabeth Wein
9. "Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly miniscule as to make it absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favorable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate ... . It is therefore almost inevitable that our own measure of intelligence must reflect ... higher intelligences ... even to the limit of God ... such a theory is so obvious that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident. The reasons are psychological rather than scientific."
Author: Fred Hoyle
10. "As long as a man knows very well the strength and weaknesses of his teaching, his art, his religion, its power is still slight. The pupil and apostle who, blinded by the authority of the master and by the piety he feels toward him, pays no attention to the weaknesses of a teaching, a religion, and soon usually has for that reason more power than the master. The influence of a man has never yet grown great without his blind pupils. To help a perception to achieve victory often means merely to unite it with stupidity so intimately that the weight of the latter also enforces the victory of the former."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
11. "Now that physics is proving the intelligence of the universe what are we to do about the stupidity of mankind? I include myself. I know that the earth is not flat but my feet are. I know that space is curved but my brain has been condoned by habit to grow in a straight line. What I call light is my own blend of darkness. What I call a view is my hand-painted trompe-l'oeil. I run after knowledge like a ferret down a ferret hole. My limitations, I call the boundaries of what can be known. I interpret the world by confusing other people's psychology with my own."
Author: Jeanette Winterson
12. "In Madeleine's face was a stupidity Mitchell had never seen before. It was the stupidity of all normal people. It was the stupidity of the fortunate and the beautiful, of everybody who got what they wanted in life and so remained unremarkable."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
13. "Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information."
Author: John McCarthy
14. "A person may profit by noticing the first intimation of the spirit of revelation; for instance, when you feel pure intelligence flowing into you, it may give you sudden strokes of ideas, so that by noticing it, you may find it fulfilled the same day or soon; (i.e.) those things that were presented unto your minds by the Spirit of God, will come to pass; and thus by learning the Spirit of God and understanding it, you may grow into the principle of revelation, until you become perfect in Christ Jesus."
Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
15. "It is what is. I repeated, looking at him in the eyes. No. It isn't. That's stupidity right up there with 'failure is not an option.' Of course it's an option or there wouldn't be any sort of adventure to it, would there? The word 'adventure' means undetermined outcome, did you know that? So failure would have to be an option, right?"
Author: Josh Hanagarne
16. "A lie is an affront to the soul, as well as an insult to the intelligence of the person to whom one lies."
Author: Judith McNaught
17. "At school, our classroom had a small rodent zoo consisting of tworabbits, three hamsters, a litter of baby gerbils and a guinea pig. At first, I'dthought the teacher was raising snack food, which impressed me, being thefirst sign of intelligence she'd shown. Soon, though, I'd figured out theanimals' true purpose and left them alone, though I would never understandthe appeal of petting and coddling perfectly good food."
Author: Kelley Armstrong
18. "A universe without purpose should neither depress us nor suggest that our lives are purposeless. Through an awe-inspiring cosmic history we find ourselves on this remote planet in a remote corner of the universe, endowed with intelligence and self-awareness. We should not despair, but should humbly rejoice in making the most of these gifts, and celebrate our brief moment in the sun."
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
19. "The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget."
Author: Leonard Boswell
20. "I figure I'll just keep on going the way I am until something starts making sense.""What if nothing ever does?""I guess if that happens, I'll start hoping all the God freaks are right, and there's some superior intelligence up there treating us all like laboratory rats."
Author: Mira Grant
21. "They think that intelligence is about noticing things are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns)"
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
22. "The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
23. "Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality."
Author: Pratibha Patil
24. "The radical intelligence in the moderate position is the only place where the center holds. Or so it seems."
Author: Renata Adler
25. "Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively, is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11. We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States. We didn't find them."
Author: Richard Ben Veniste
26. "If a Stupidity can change your life, then why you need Maturity ? .."
Author: Ritesh Rangare
27. "Adron always had a thing for expensive ho's with the intelligence of backwash. You look like you actually have both a brain and a soul. (Zarina)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
28. "…It's not that you don't have the capacity to accept the truth. You don't want to accept it, and you hide behind your own logic and intelligence while the truth marches by. Step out and join it, for goodness'' sake! Shout it out in full step! I believe!"
Author: Ted Dekker
29. "The war on drugs was never meant to be won. Instead, it will be prolonged as long as possible in order to allow various intelligence operations to wring the last few hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit profits from the global drug scam; then defeat will have to be declared. "Defeat" will mean, as it did in the case of the Vietnam War, that the media will correctly portray the true dimensions of the situation and the real players, and that public revulsion at the culpability, stupidity and venality of the Establishment's role will force a policy review."
Author: Terence McKenna
30. "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."
Author: Terry Pratchett
31. "She loved nothing in the world except this woman's son, wanted him alive more than anybody, but hadn't the least bit of control over the predator that lived inside her. Totally taken over by her anaconda love, she had no self left, no fears, no wants, no intelligence that was her own [...] Ruth heard the supplication in her words and it seemed to her that she was not looking at a person but at an impulse, a cell, a red corpuscle that neither knows nor understands why it is driven to spend its whole life in one pursuit: swimming up a dark tunnel toward the muscle of a heart or an eye's nerve end that it both nourished and fed from."
Author: Toni Morrison
32. "Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection."
Author: Victor Hugo

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God has a plan for His Church upon earth. But alas! we too often make our plan, and we think that we know what ought to be done. We ask God first to bless our feeble efforts, instead of absolutely refusing to go unless God go before us."
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