Quotes and Sayings about Intelligence

James Clavell

God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.

James Clavell

James Hal Cone

Truth knows no color it appeals to intelligence.

James Hal Cone

Bernard Liautaud

I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence.

Bernard Liautaud

David M. Shoup

To lack intelligence is to be in the ring blindfolded.

David M. Shoup

James R. Bath

I am not a member of the CIA or any other intelligence agency.

James R. Bath

Aldrich Ames

I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames

In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames

Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames

There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames

The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don't understand what the real problems are.

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.

Aldrich Ames

Arthur H. Compton

It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'

Arthur H. Compton

Aldrich Ames

Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.

Aldrich Ames

E. Howard Hunt

I wasn't privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City.

E. Howard Hunt

Paul Claudel

Intelligence is nothing without delight.

Paul Claudel

Carrie Chapman Catt

There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.

Carrie Chapman Catt

James Randolph Adams

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.

James Randolph Adams

John Scarlett

The skills of the British intelligence community are a great national asset.

John Scarlett

Lizzie Brochere

Of course I believe in aliens. I think it's very egocentric to think that there's nothing else with intelligence in the whole universe.

Lizzie Brochere

James Joseph Sylvester

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.

James Joseph Sylvester

Charles Cumming

I'm fascinated by the journey that an intelligent and an ambitious woman makes in the professional world in contrast to the journey that a man of similar ambition, of similar intelligence makes. What sort of concessions does a woman have to make? Does she have to work 20 percent harder than a man?

Charles Cumming

Leopold Trepper

Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations.

Leopold Trepper

Richard M. Helms

Yes we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual.

Richard M. Helms

Richard M. Helms

This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him.

Richard M. Helms

Pete Hoekstra

The danger of having the military take over intelligence is that the military has a very different perspective on the world.

Pete Hoekstra