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A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence.
~ Brander Matthews

 

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A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
~ A. P. Herbert

 

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A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

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A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
~ Wyndham Lewis

 

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An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.
~ Desiderius Erasmus

 

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Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
~ Frank Moore Colby

 

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Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
~ Solomon Short

 

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He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin

 

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I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.
~ Milan Kundera

 

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I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
~ Carrie Fisher

 

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I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.
~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

 

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I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
~ Tallulah Bankhead

 

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