50 Unintelligent Quotes On Success In Life

These unintelligent quotes will inspire you. Unintelligent, lacking intelligence: not intelligent or having or showing a low level of intelligence.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging unintelligent quotes, unintelligent sayings, and unintelligent proverbs.

Best Unintelligent Quotes

  1. “When I was fourteen years old, I was amazed at how unintelligent my father was. By the time I turned twenty-one, I was astounded how much he had learned in the last seven years.” ~ Mark Twain
  2. “The person drawn to dance as profession is notoriously unintellectual. He thinks with his muscles, delights in expression with body, not words; finds analysis painful and boring, and is a creature of physical ebullience.” ~ Doris Humphrey
  3. “People are imitative and imitation is bound to be unintelligent. They want to do exactly the things which others are doing. That destroys their freshness. Do things in your own style; live your life according to your own light. And even if the same situation arises, be alert to find a new response. It is only a question of a little alertness, and once you have started enjoying… and it is really a great joy to respond to old situations always in a new way because that newness keeps you young, keeps you conscious, keeps you non-mechanical, keeps you alive.” ~ Rajneesh
  4. “If you really want to succeed, you’ll have to go for it every day like I do. The big time isn’t for slackers. Keep up your mental stamina and remain curious. I think that bored people are unintelligent people.” ~ Donald Trump
  5. “Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.” ~ Laozi

  6. “Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  7. “There’s nothing more boring than unintelligent actors because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.” ~ Tim Robbins
  8. “Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.” ~ Ernest Bevin
  9. “The point of Buddhist meditation is not to stop thinking, for cultivation of insight clearly requires intelligent use of thought and discrimination. What needs to be stopped is conceptualization that is compulsive, mechanical and unintelligent, that is, activity that is always fatiguing, usually pointless, and at times seriously harmful.” ~ B. Alan Wallace
  10. “What is not intelligible to me is not necessarily unintelligent” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. “Camels are snobbish
    and sheep, unintelligent; water buffaloes, neurasthenic–
    even murderous.
    Reindeer seem over-serious.” ~ Marianne Moore
  12. “In our universal experience, unintelligent material processes do not create life” ~ Philip Johnson
  13. “Sometimes coincidentally an unintelligent person can accomplish a task but that does not mean that he is a knower of means and device or is experienced. A ruler should be careful enough to designate other tasks to such persons.” ~ Chanakya
  14. “The intelligent altruists, though less altruistic than unintelligent altruists, will be fitter than both unintelligent altruists and selfish individuals.” ~ Herbert Simon
  15. “Task performed by an unintelligent person should not be rated high.” ~ Chanakya

  16. “I believe I was impatient with unintelligent people from the moment I was born: a tragedy – for I am myself three-parts a fool.” ~ Mrs. Patrick Campbell
  17. “Evolution does not attempt to explain the origin of life. It is simply a history of the process of life. With the secret cause of life evolution has nothing to do. A man, therefore, may be a materialistic evolutionist or a theistic evolutionist; that is, he may believe that the cause is some single unintelligent impersonal force, or he may believe that the cause is a wise and beneficent God.” ~ Lyman Abbott , Unintelligent quotes life
  18. “Early in his life Mr. [Ezra] Pound met with strong, continued, and unintelligent opposition. If people keep opposing you when you are right, you think them fools; and after a time, right or wrong, you think them fools simply because they oppose you. Similarly, you write true things or good things and end by thinking things true or good simply because you write them” ~ Randall Jarrell
  19. “When the devil looks at a man who sincerely desires not to sin, he is not so unintelligent as to suggest to him (as he would to a hardened sinner) that he go and commit fornication or go and steal. He knows we do not want that and he does not set out to tell us something we do not want to hear; but he finds out that little bit of self-will or self-righteousness and through that, with the appearance of well-doing, he will do us harm.” ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
  20. “The intelligent, like the unintelligent, are responsive to propaganda.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  21. “Populism in contemporary art can become a dirty word. There is this notion that to not be understood is a reflection of depth. I’m sure this is true in some cases, but on the whole I can’t accept this as a vision of art. There’s something so cynical about assuming your audience is unintelligent or that artists shouldn’t care about their viewers.” ~ Dario Robleto
  22. “I’m not too unintelligent.” ~ Tom Felton
  23. “We think we’re doing it all. But the animals are doing the real work of holding it all together and keeping us on our path. As are the plants. It’s as if we think the stars and sun and moon and the earth itself aren’t doing any work. It’s as if we think that all of nature is unintelligent except for us.” ~ Jane Caputi
  24. “It is intelligent to ask two questions: (1) Is it possible? (2) Can I do it?. But it is unintelligent to ask these questions: (1) Is it real? (2) Has my neighbor done it?” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  25. “Donald Trump is not an unintelligent man.” ~ Mark Shields

  26. “Labour, because it chose to remain unintelligent, either became subservient or insolently believed in damaging the capitalists’ goods and machinery or even in killing the capitalists.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  27. “Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  28. “A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over. And I maintain that if a person can put a few common-sense facts into a song and dress them up in a cloak of humor, he will succeed in reaching a great number of workers who are too unintelligent or too indifferent to read.” ~ Joe Hill
  29. “They have taken the care and upbringing of children out of the hands of parents, where it belongs, and thrown it upon a gang of irresponsible and unintelligent quacks.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  30. “War is a foolish, childish, animalistic, unthinking, unintelligent way of trying to accomplish a purpose.” ~ Jayne Mansfield

  31. “So many people imagine housekeeping to be boring, frustrating, repetitive, unintelligent drudgery. I cannot agree. In fact, having kept house, practiced law, taught, and done many other sorts of work, low and high-paid, I can assure you that it is actually lawyers who are most familiar with the experience of unintelligent drudgery.” ~ Cheryl Mendelson
  32. “One has often wondered whether upon the whole earth there is anything so unintelligent, so unapt to perceive how the world is really going, as an ordinary young Englishman of our upper class.” ~ Matthew Arnold
  33. “That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.” ~ Douglas Adams
  34. “Because music, like color, or a cloud, is neither intelligent nor unintelligent – it just is. The chord, the simplest building block for even the tritest, silliest chart song, is a beautiful, perfect, mysterious thing, and when an ill-read, uneducated, uncultured, emotionally illiterate boor puts a couple of them together, he has every chance of creating something wonderful and powerful. All I ask of music is that is sounds good.” ~ Nick Hornby
  35. “I was raised to think cursing makes you look unintelligent.” ~ Chloe Grace Moretz

  36. “The last words he said to me when I bade him good-night were: Tell Amy it’s no good coming after me. Anyhow, I shall change my hotel, so she wouldn’t be able to find me.’ My own impression is that she’s well rid of you,’ I said. My dear fellow, I only hope you’ll be able to make her see it. But women are very unintelligent.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  37. “He’s a man [George W. Bush] who is lucky to be governor of Texas. He is a man who is unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and apparently quite proud of all these things.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  38. “Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  39. “Most writers in the course of their careers become thick-skinned and learn to accept vituperation, which in any other profession would be unimaginably offensive, as a healthy counterpoise to unintelligent praise.” ~ Evelyn Waugh
  40. “Money is not a problem, but unintelligent attachment to it is.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi

  41. “It is easy to prescribe improvement for others; it is easy to organize something, to institutionalize this or that, to pass laws, multiply bureaucratic agencies, form pressure groups, start revolutions, change forms of government, tinker at political theory. The fact that these expedients have been tried unsuccessfully in every conceivable combination for 6,000 years has not noticeably impaired a credulous unintelligent willingness to keep on trying them again and again.” ~ Albert J. Nock
  42. “IQ tests are routinely used as weapons against Black people in particular and minority groups and poor people generally. The tests are based on white middle-class standards, and when we score low on them, the results are used to justify the prejudice that we are inferior and unintelligent. Since we are taught to believe that the tests are infallible, they have become a self-fulfilling prophecy that cuts off our initiative and brainwashes us.” ~ Huey Newton
  43. “Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It
    has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  44. “But they were as different as fire and ice. Robert Kennedy thought Eugene McCarthy was pompous, petty, and venal. McCarthy thought Kennedy was a spoiled, unintelligent demagogue.” ~ Jack Newfield
  45. “It needs some intelligence to be truly selfish. The unintelligent can only be self-righteous.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  46. “I once spoke to a human geneticist who declared that the notion of intelligence was quite meaningless, so I tried calling him unintelligent. He was annoyed, and it did not appease him when I went on to ask how he came to attach such a clear meaning to the notion of lack of intelligence. We never spoke again.” ~ Peter Medawar
  47. “I’m working class, and want people to know I’m not unintelligent and all the other cliches that come with it.” ~ Timothy Spall
  48. “Inevitably, people tell me that poor folks are lazy or unintelligent, that they are somehow deserving of their poverty. However, if you begin to look at the sociological literature on poverty, a more complex picture emerges. Poverty and unemployment are part and parcel of our economic order. Without them, capitalism would cease to function effectively, and in order to continue to function, the system itself must produce poverty and an army of underemployed or unemployed people.” ~ Bob Torres
  49. “An agile but unintelligent and abnormal German, possessed of the mania of grandeur.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  50. “The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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