Quotes and Sayings about Intelligence

Intelligence is nothing without delight.

Paul Claudel

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

Carrie Chapman Catt

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

James Clavell

Truth knows no color it appeals to intelligence.

James Hal Cone

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

To lack intelligence is to be in the ring blindfolded.

David M. Shoup

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

James R. Bath

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aldrich Ames

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

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

Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency.

Wayne White

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.

Shirley Hazzard

It doesn't matter that Bush scares the hell out of me. What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot of very important people in Washington who can't speak out, in the military, in the intelligence community.

Seymour Hersh

Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.

Vernon A. Walters

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

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

John Scarlett

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

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

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