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Know thou the self (spirit) as riding in a chariot, The body as the chariot. Know thou the intellect as the chariot-driver, And the mind as the reins. The senses, they say, are the horses; The objects of sense, what they range over. The self combined with senses and mind Wise men call 'the enjoyer.' - Veda Upanishads


The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all. - Oscar Wilde


The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The intellect is always fooled by the heart. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. - Sir Francis Bacon


We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. - Albert Einstein


Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. - Carl Gustav Jung


Sensual pleasures are like soap bubbles, sparkling, effervescent. The pleasures of intellect are calm, beautiful, sublime, ever enduring and climbing upward to the borders of the unseen world. - John H. Aughey


Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. - John Ruskin