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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.
Edgar Wallace (1875-1932)

Beauty multiplied by brains equals a constant.

Hitchen's Razor: What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

Horse sense is what stops horses from betting on humans.

I'm not smart, I try to observe: millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.
Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

The difference between a man of intellect and an intellectual is the same as the difference between a gentleman and a gent.
Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947)

The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
al-Ma'arri (973-1057)

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