On Intelligence

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
– Alvin Toffler
A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
– Charles F. Kettering, 1876 – 1958
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 – 1940
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
– George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
– Laurence J. Peter, 1919 – 1990
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
– Ambrose Bierce
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One response to “On Intelligence

  1. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
    – F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 – 1940”
    isn’t that what causes (or demonstrates) cognitive disconnect, and that is the main current problem with R supporters – they hold 2+ opposed ideas and do not attempt to resolve the tension?