“Intelligence finds itself determined: this is its apparent aspect from which in its immediacy it starts. But as knowledge, intelligence consists in treating what is found as its own. Its activity has to do with the empty form – the pretense of finding reason: and its aim is to realise its concept or to be reason actual, along with which the content is realised as rational. This activity is cognition. The nominal knowledge, which is only certitude, elevates itself, as reason is concrete, to definite and conceptual knowledge. The course of this elevation is itself rational, and consists in a necessary passage (governed by the concept) of one grade or term of intelligent activity (a so-called faculty of mind) into another. The refutation which such cognition gives of the semblance that the rational is found, starts from the certitude or the faith of intelligence in its capability of rational knowledge, and in the possibility of being able to appropriate the reason, which it and the content virtually is. The action of intelligence as theoretical mind has been called cognition (knowledge). Yet this does not mean intelligence inter alia knows – besides which it also intuits, conceives, remembers, imagines, etc. To take up such a position is in the first instance, part and parcel of that isolating of mental activity just censured; but it is also in addition connected with the great question of modern times, as to whether true knowledge or the knowledge of truth is possible – which, if answered in the negative, must lead to abandoning the effort. The numerous aspects and reasons and modes of phrase with which external reflection swells the bulk of this question are cleared up in their place: the more external the attitude of understanding in the question, the more diffuse it makes its simple object. At the present place the simple concept of cognition is what confronts the quite general assumption taken up by the question, viz. the assumption that the possibility of true knowledge in general is in dispute, and the assumption that it is possible for us at our will either to prosecute or to abandon cognition. The concept or possibility of cognition has come out as intelligence itself, as the certitude of reason: the act of cognition itself is therefore the actuality of intelligence. It follows from this that it is absurd to speak of intelligence and yet at the same time of the possibility or choice of knowing or not. But cognition is genuine, just so far as it realises itself, or makes the concept its own. This nominal description has its concrete meaning exactly where cognition has it. The stages of its realising activity are intuition, conception, memory, etc.: these activities have no other immanent meaning: their aim is solely the concept of cognition (§ 445 note). If they are isolated, however, then an impression is implied that they are useful for something else than cognition, or that they severally procure a cognitive satisfaction of their own; and that leads to a glorification of the delights of intuition, remembrance, imagination. It is true that even as isolated (i.e. as non-intelligent), intuition, imagination, etc. can afford a certain satisfaction: what physical nature succeeds in doing by its fundamental quality – its out-of-selfness – exhibiting the elements or factors of immanent reason external to each other – that the intelligence can do by voluntary act, but the same result may happen where the intelligence is itself only natural and untrained. But the true satisfaction, it is admitted, is only afforded by an intuition permeated by intellect and mind, by rational conception, by products of imagination which are permeated by reason and exhibit ideas – in a word, by cognitive intuition, cognitive conception, etc. The truth ascribed to such satisfaction lies in this, that intuition, conception, etc. are not isolated, and exist only as ‘moments’ in the totality of cognition itself.”

— Hegel, Share via Whatsapp

“My intelligence is connected to universal emotional intelligence. It is, in the way, I handle the world because of intelligence.”

— Petra Hermans, Share via Whatsapp

“Not everybody is intelligent, but every body is intelligent.”

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, Share via Whatsapp

“Is book smart the only smart that counts?”

— Abbi Waxman, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, Share via Whatsapp

“Intelligence is the ability of a species to live in harmony with its environment.”

— Paul Watson, Share via Whatsapp

“No fool like an clever fool.”

— Marty Rubin, Share via Whatsapp

“My desire for knowledge is intermittent; but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.”

— Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Share via Whatsapp

“Intelligence always had a pornographic influence on me.”

— Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman, Share via Whatsapp

“As others grown more intelligent under stress, I grow heavy, as if I were an animal on a chain.”

— Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir, Share via Whatsapp

“Some humans may be smarter than others, but together we are a mighty moron.”

— Brett Stevens, Share via Whatsapp

“You cannot educate people; education does not improve moral character and congenital intelligence. You can show them things, and if they find meaning in them, they ll adapt to their own lifestyle and purpose. It s like eating: you take in food, break it down, and it becomes part of you where you can use it. The rest goes into the carrot patch, and might feed something else.”

— Brett Stevens, Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity, Share via Whatsapp

“While intellect might make a man ingenious, it is passion that keeps genius on its feet.”

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, Share via Whatsapp

“The contribution of mathematics, and of people, is not computation but intelligence.”

— Gilbert Strang, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Share via Whatsapp

“Règle : si tu dois dire que tu es la personne la plus intelligente de la pièce, c est que tu n es pas la plus intelligente de la pièce.”

— Matthew Dicks, Twenty-one Truths About Love, Share via Whatsapp

“Самым большим дефицитом всегда был и остаётся дефицит ума.”

— Andrej Poleev, Fragments, Share via Whatsapp

“Brian White, Scientist, on Measures of desirable life outcomes are positively correlated with IQ, while the undesirable outcomes are negatively correlated with IQ. More intelligence means that there is a higher probability that a positive correlate will be found and that a negative correlate will not. More intelligent people are more likely to have these outcomes: higher income, increased longevity, greater general health, more life satisfaction, higher degree of body symmetry, higher educational achievement (grades, years completed, difficulty of major), higher SES (a product of intelligence, not a cause of it), faster speed of mental functions, better memory, faster learning rate, greater number of interests (held with competence), higher job performance, higher brain efficiency (relative to glucose uptake rate and speed of mental operations). And … they are less likely to smoke, have lower HIV infection rate, lower crime rate, less time incarcerated, fewer school dropouts, lower teen pregnancy rate, fewer illegitimate births, and less unemployment.”

— Brian White, Share via Whatsapp

“Brian White, scientist, on Some people still want to believe that SES is the cause of intelligence. They see low SES children doing poorly in school, not going to college, and having troubled lives. We now know that intelligence is the cause of SES, not the result of it. One of the truly elegant studies in the history of intelligence research is described in Jencks, C. (1979). Who gets ahead? The determinants of economic success in America. New York: Basic Books. Jencks compared the adult SES of brothers reared together. He found that the brother with the higher childhood IQ was statistically more likely to be at the higher adult SES. The environment was controlled, it was simply a matter of IQ as a cause that determined how they did in adult life. Another excellent and more detailed discussion of the cause of SES can be found in Jensen, A. R. (1998). The g factor: The science of mental ability. Westport, CT: Praeger.”

— Brian White, Share via Whatsapp