Intellect Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old intellect quotes, intellect sayings, and intellect proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.     

John Keats

Our intellect holds the same position in the world of thought as our body occupies in the expanse of nature.     

Blaise Pascal

Intellectual curiosity and the human brain are the root of science.     

Eraldo Banovac

When the intellect and affections are in harmony; when intellectual consciousness is calm and deep; inspiration will not be confounded with fancy.     

Margaret Fuller

Intellect begins with the observation of nature, proceeds to memorize and classify the facts thus observed, and by logical deduction builds up that edifice of knowledge properly called science But admittedly we also know by feeling, and we can combine the two faculties, and present knowledge in the guise of art.     

Herbert Read

Intellectual despair is a subject for comedy.     

Marty Rubin

The human intellect is the great truth organ; realities, as they exist, are the subjects of its study; and knowledge is the result of its acquaintance with the things which it investigates.     

Moses Harvey

The mind was designed not to defend what we want, but to discover what is ultimately true, which should shape our wants and satisfy them more deeply with God. The purpose of the mind is not to rationalize subjective preferences, but to recognize objective reality and to help the heart revel in God.     

John Piper

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.     

Edward Thorndike