Quotes about intelligence

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„If a machine is expected to be infallible, it cannot also be intelligent.“

—  Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954

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Citát „The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence.“
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„Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
Context: I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying [no hard work]. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (p. 20, 24) Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 129

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„I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.“

—  Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008
1990s, IRC discussion at Scifi.com (1 November 1996) http://web.archive.org/web/20021201214228/http://www.scifi.com/transcripts/aclarke.txt with Clarke and Gentry Lee

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„Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden…“

—  Marcus Garvey Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, orator, and entrepreneur 1887 - 1940

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„I cannot think of a single one, not even intelligence.“

—  Enrico Fermi Italian physicist 1901 - 1954
When asked what characteristics Nobel prize winning physicists had in common. As quoted in Physics Today (October 1994), p. 70.

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„Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942

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