God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Every man should use his intellect, not as he uses his lamp in the study, only for his own seeing, but as the lighthouse uses its lamps, that those afar off on the sea may see the shining, and learn their way.
The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe.
While the world lasts, the sun will gild the mountain-tops before it shines upon the plain.
Culture of intellect without religion in the heart, is only civilized barbarism, and disguised animalism.
The eye of the intellect sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing.
The education of the intellect is a great business; but an unconsecrated intellect is the saddest sight on which the sun looks down.
A man of intellect is lost unless he unites to it energy of character.—When we have the lantern of Diogenes we must have his staff.
There never was a man all intellect; but just in proportion as men become so they become like lofty mountains, all ice and snow the higher they rise above the warm heart of the earth.
Tlimes of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
I cannot think that any man could ever tower upward into a very great philosopher unless he should begin or end with Christianity.—A great man may, by a rare possibility, be an infidel.—An intellect of the highest order must build on Christianity.
Intellect lies behind genius, which is intellect constructive. —Intellect is the simple power, anterior to all action or construction.
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
Don't despair of a student if he has one clear idea.
The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
The more we know of any one ground of knowledge, the further we see into the general domains of intellect.
The intellect has only one failing, which, to be sure, is a very considerable one.—It has no conscience. Napoleon is the readiest instance of this. If his heart had borne any proportion to his brain, he had been one of the greatest men in all history.
Great minds react on the society which has made them what they are; but they only pay with interest what they have received.
Brains well prepared are the monuments where human knowledge is most surely engraved.
Intellect is brain force.
Intellect, talent, and genius, like murder, "will out."
The march of intellect is proceeding at quick time; and if its progress be not accompanied by a corresponding improvement in morals and religion, the faster it proceeds, with the more violence will you be hurried down the road to ruin.
Intellect and industry are never incompatible. There is more wisdom, and will be more benefit, in combining them than scholars like to believe, or than the common world imagine; life has time enough for both, and its happiness will be increased by the union.
Men with intellectual light alone may make advances without moral principle, but without that moral principle which gospel faith produces, permanent progress is impossible.
Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are answered.
Intellect—the starlight of the brain.