Intelligence Related Quotes



The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.

W. H. Auden


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“That's not the way to run the Intelligence Committee. We have really politicized it, and I think that's most unfair,”

Pat Roberts


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“Nothing's worse than people being blind about someone's genius.”

Kevin Schaller


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It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

Lewis Carroll


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Common sense is both more rare and more desirable in leaders than mere intelligence.

Voltaire


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

Pete Hoekstra


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“These are instances of alleged abuse in domestic intelligence investigations by the F.B.I., and we consider the failure to report these issues to Congress to be a really serious one.”

Marc Rotenberg


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“He forever perplexes and annoys. Every time you think he is about to show the statesmanship for which his intelligence and experience have equipped him, he throws a spitball.”

Ronald Steel


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“In all our recent enchantment with social intelligence and soft power, we've overlooked the kinds of skills leaders need to bring about transformation in cases of tremendous resistance or inertia. It's precisely in such situations, I'd like to propose, that the political intelligence of the intimidating leader is called for.”

Roderick M. Kramer


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“If Democrats want to talk about the threat that Saddam Hussein posed and the intelligence, they might want to start with looking at the previous administration and their own statements that they've made.”

Scott Mcclellan


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