Phrases with "intellectual"

G. K. Chesterton I mean that odd impersonal sort of intellectual justice, by which the frivolous fellow sees things as they are and even himself as he is; and is above irritation. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Robert Green Ingersoll The man who is not willing to give to every other the same intellectual rights he claims for himself, is dishonest, selfish, and brutal. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Olaf Stapledon Sheer intellectual inquisitiveness is not the sole motive of philosophy. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

But that which it behoves the physician to see, not, indeed, with his bodily eye, but with clear, intellectual vision, is a process, and the chain of causation involved in that process. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

D. H. Lawrence She scorned her husband’s dexterity of argument, when his intellectual dishonesty was so evident to her. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

I’m not an intellectual party, but I know something of human nature, and I know when a man and woman are in love with each other. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

A person who pervades the domain of intellectual speculation and diffuses himself through the channels of moral activity. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope If there were only some intellectual charm in her life, some touch of art, some devotion to things beautiful, then she could do without gold and silver and costly raiment. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Dear and adorable Philip! Was it treason to think as much? Was it treason to want him perfect? Her own family was an old Whig family with traditions of intellectual aggressiveness. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

H. G. Wells A Utopia that deals only with appliances and arrangements is a dream of superficialities; the essential problem here, the body within these garments, is a moral and an intellectual problem. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

He was a scholarly-looking man, tall and slight and with an intellectual cast of countenance. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson Ce soir-la, notre horizon intellectual s’est elargie, et nous y avons pousse des reconnaissances profondes et lointaines. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

She was playing with a life, a life she loved, but not with sincerity sufficient to rob the game of a certain delicate, if inconceivable, intellectual enjoyment. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Oscar Wilde But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

At him on this point, my pupils! The melancholy, retired, sensitive, intellectual character. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

What she had said about the chronic misfortunes of intellectual men in such matters gave added point to those meaning phrases. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Willersley had dressed himself in a world-worn Norfolk suit of greenish grey tweeds that ended unfamiliarly at his rather impending, spectacled, intellectual visage. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Arthur Schopenhauer On the other hand, noise is a torture to intellectual people. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Henry Handel Richardson Stingy though the years had been of intellectual grist, they had not scrupled to rob him of many an essential by which he set store. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton I stood a little in awe of her, as I always did in the presence of intellectual superiority, and liked best to sit silent and listen to a conversation which I still think almost the best of its day. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Moreover, they say that the sun became animated, his moisture changing into intellectual fire. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Edith Wharton One feels, in looking back, something premonitory in this impatience, this thirst to slake an intellectual curiosity almost as fervent as his moral ardours. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

H. G. Wells It would do just what our scattered and disoriented intellectual organisations of today fall short of doing. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

His intellectual conceptions intermingled with the current events of life, and he drew no very clear demarcation between the characters and adventures which he created and the actualities of life. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

G. K. Chesterton He expanded his intellectual tolerance until it included the anarchism of Fifine at the Fair and the blasphemous theology of Caliban; but he remained himself an Englishman of the middle class. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Henry James Ridiculous as it may sound, I had my nerves to steady; which is a proof, surely, that for real excitement there are no such adventures as intellectual ones. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

H. G. Wells Her pretty face expressed great intellectual effort. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

But even an intellectual toil is toil; few people can support it for more than six hours in a day. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

H. G. Wells They wished everyone to regard them as responsible and intellectual men acting for the love of right and the enduring good of the world. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

This Virgilian art, in which Milton has surpassed his master, was represented by this pair of literary bandits as theft, and held to prove at once moral obliquity and intellectual feebleness. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll From all these there has been, and is, but one means of escapeintellectual development. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing The consciousness of wealth disposed him to intellectual generosity; standing on so firm a pedestal, he did not mind admitting that others might have a wider outlook. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Olaf Stapledon The intellectual acuity that their brightest minds had acquired in scientific analysis combined with the special quality of their revived plant life to give their whole experience a new lucidity. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Dr. Arnold of Rugby made the neighbouring home at Fox How a focus of warm affections and of intellectual life. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Olaf Stapledon In the matter of intellectual honesty also some revolutionaries are very unperceptive. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope There had been to her an absence of intellectual charm in the habits and manners of Kingsbury Crescent which she had regarded as unfortunate and depressing. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky I left the hermetically sealed cell of solitary confinement in the Peter-Paul fortress with a tinge of regret; it was so quiet there, so eventless, so perfect for intellectual work. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hardy There was to be no intellectual light from this source. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Leon Trotsky But he achieved his intellectual maturity during an era of reform. My Life by Leon Trotsky

His view of intellectual problems is perhaps more simple than their nature warrants; still a man who has written Yvette cannot be accused of want of subtlety. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

H. G. Wells But what we saw as in a vision was a world without a scramble for possession and without the motive of proprietary advantage crippling and vitiating every intellectual and creative effort. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Gissing How often have I been tempted to build just such a Palace of Art, and to shut myself up in it with an infinitude of intellectual delights, heedless of the rest of the world. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Either the human being must suffer and struggle as the price of a more searching vision, or his gaze must be shallow, and without intellectual revelation. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Ivan Turgenev And such a woman I could fall in love with — I, a man, versed in all sorts of intellectual subtleties, and no longer young! . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

There would come over him a sense of fearintellectual fear — and weakness, a sense of something else, quite alien to Space, thwarting him. Space by John Buchan [1911]

One prod to the nerve of nationalism, and the intellectual decencies can vanish, the past can be altered, and the plainest facts can be denied. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

Virginia Woolf When you have done, examine the state of your own mind, and ask yourself whether that reading has led you to respect disinterested culture and intellectual liberty. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Olive Schreiner Similar intellectual peculiarities seem to be connoted by the external differences which mark off other races from each other. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Olaf Stapledon They mean by it a purely intellectual discipline, and an intellectual discipline of a very special sort. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Jacques Futrelle Somewhere in a remote recess of his brain mental pyrotechnics were at play; a sort of intellectual pinwheel spouted senseless ideas and suggestions of senseless ideas. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Willa Cather Wilson reflected that he had never before known a woman who had been able, for any considerable while, to support both a personal and an intellectual passion. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Olaf Stapledon Even the most rigorous sceptic is sceptical primarily because of an emotional bias, namely toward intellectual honesty. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton But although its pretensions to be an intellectual centre were a little vague, its pretensions to be a pleasant place were quite indisputable. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Let intellectual tubes give thee a glance of things which visive organs reach not. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

His knowledge was limited, his sympathies were narrow, and his intellectual powers lacked profundity. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Sinclair Lewis The Thanatopsis was, Vida Sherwin promised, “such a cozy group, and yet it puts you in touch with all the intellectual thoughts that are going on everywhere. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

It went to all but actual vision, and it excluded his intellectual judgment of that vision. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Olaf Stapledon It helped men to realise that the scope of intellect, even of the ideally perfected intellect, had grave limitations, and that intellectual analysis might miss the essence of the object analysed. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

In writing to Godwin, Shelley said he was “in a state of intellectual sickness” when he wrote these stories, and no one who is familiar with the productions will contradict him in the matter. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

A projector and enthusiast, Comenius desired, like Bacon, an entirely new intellectual era. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Ralph Waldo Emerson One would say that his forerunners had mapped out each a farm or a district or an island, in intellectual geography, but that Plato first drew the sphere. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Edith Wharton And Floss Delaney seemed to personify the strong emotional stimulant on which his intellectual life must feed. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

He strove desperately to regain his intellectual freedom, but he could not. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Olaf Stapledon This scepticism is connected with my intuitive conviction that reason, or intellectual integrity, is itself good. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon They found many intellectual and aesthetic enthusiasms in common. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

George Elio No wonder the sick-room and the lazaretto have so often been a refuge from the tossings of intellectual doubt — a place of repose for the worn and wounded spirit. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Leslie Stephen Such an intellectual feat is likely to produce what, in the most obvious sense, one would call highly artificial work. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Sinclair Lewis The intellectual cocktail-hour diversion of smearing three lives with manure. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Kate was the serious sister, a blonde with intellectual aspirations, and she did very much to stimulate me to draw and read. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The history of these petty feuds is not healthy intellectual food, it is at best amusing scandal. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

No man lives a life of intellectual productivity alone; he needs not only material and opportunity, but helpers, resonators. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Edith Wharton He had not complied, he had tried to stand on his feet, to defend his intellectual integrity. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

An English authoress of great talent, in her Characteristics of Goethe, has too much countenanced the notion that he owed his intellectual advantages exclusively to his mother. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

The moral faculties are generally and justly esteemed as of higher value than the intellectual powers. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

It gets rid of any need for an absolute of the Bradleyan type (avowedly sterile for intellectual purposes) by insisting that the conjunctive relations found within experience are faultlessly real. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Thomas Hardy Viviette, say he must stay, and we’ll have another hour of these charming intellectual researches. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Washington Irving He was now at the head of intellectual society; and had become as distinguished by his conversational as his literary powers. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Venus is proportion; Calliope, the soul of the world; Aglaia, intellectual illustration. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Some of the most perfect of all his tales are here, but their very perfection makes one recoil the more at the supremacy of their purely intellectual interest. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

James Barton Moore, however, was a born materialist who had accepted the spiritistic theory from an intellectual viewpoint. Serapion by Francis Stevens

George Gissing We are both intellectual people, and we talk in an intellectual way. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

And then Mr. Hammond may have been one of those good Conservatives who do not expect very much intellectual power in an hereditary legislator. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

We eagerly absorbed theories concerning any curious phenomena in Nature, as intellectual cocktails to stimulate discussion. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Leslie Stephen For it proves that if Swift was imperious and Addison a little too fond of the adulation of “wits and Templars,” each could enjoy the society of an intellectual equal. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

He was a small, wiry man, slim and dark, with a keen, intellectual face, and deep-set brown eyes. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Posterity, however, will be more just; and remember that Catharine Macaulay was an example of intellectual acquirements supposed to be incompatible with the weakness of her sex. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

G. K. Chesterton Syme, on the other hand, fought fiercely but still carefully, in an intellectual fury, eager to solve the riddle of his own bloodless sword. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes it is definitely unreasonable to trust to intellectual analysis rather than to intuition. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon The desire to solve an intellectual problem does not cause the subsequent mental operations. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether the momentum of a State doth not imply the whole exertion of its faculties, intellectual and corporeal; and whether the latter without the former could act in concert? 313. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The intellectual and the active powers seem to succeed each other, and the exclusive activity of the one, generates the exclusive activity of the other. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

H. G. Wells What happened then?” He featured immense intellectual effort. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

H. G. Wells Some journalist, not quite sure whether the suggestion of intellectual activity was a curse or a blessing invented the phrase the “Brains Trust,” and the report of it went about the world. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Robert Green Ingersoll Civilization, liberty, justice, charity and intellectual advancement are all flowers that bloom in the drifted snow. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

But for a deed of darkness I wanted fewer fireworks, a steadier light from his intellectual lantern. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

This effervescence that you observe in me is intellectual carbonisation. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

He wrote for his own age, and in temper and intellectual and spiritual outlook, such as it was, he exactly reflected and interpreted it. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

And then the moral and intellectual effect of drill, as an introduction to, and aid of, all other sorts of training, must not be overlooked. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

They are not intellectual contradictions. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Ralph Waldo Emerson Every word which is used to express a moral or intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Thomas Hardy He had no trade or calling of any dignity or stability whatever on which he could subsist while carrying out an intellectual labour which might spread over many years. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Let my last word, then, speaking in the name of intellectual philosophy, be his word. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells An exceptional wave of intellectual enterprise had affected the British “governing class. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

G. K. Chesterton It had all the vices that are now called virtues; religious doubt, intellectual unrest, a hungry credulity about new things, a complete lack of equilibrium. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Wilkie Collins As the work of a man whose intellectual life was only beginning, it was such an achievement as is not often recorded in the history of modern literature. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

It was both intellectual and physical. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Matthew Arnold Let me content myself, in all my seeking, to feel after him, and to possess of him as much as this imperfect soul can take in with the intellectual sense I have. George Sand by Matthew Arnold [1877]

It was no mere exhibition of athletic prowess, it was an intellectual treat, and one with a special significance in my eyes. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Olive Schreiner There is absolutely no ground for the assumption that increased intelligence and intellectual power diminishes sexual emotion in the human creature of either sex. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

There is a memorable correspondency throughout all members of Protestant Christendom in whatsoever relates to literature and intellectual advance. Schiller by Thomas De Quincey

He had thought himself invincible, the master of his fellow-men, by the supremacy of intellectual power, and remorseless cruelty. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

We stand, in these times, upon a calm elevation of intellectual attainment, and not in the dark recess of mental deprivation. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Robert Green Ingersoll There was now and then a sublime heart willing to die for an intellectual conviction, and had it not been for these men we would have been wild beasts and savages today. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Nathaniel Hawthorne My soul shall drink its radiance; it shall be diffused throughout my intellectual powers and gleam brightly in every line of poesy that I indite. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Robert Green Ingersoll And I said to myself, it is all a question of intellectual development. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

The average Tommy may be my intellectual inferior, but he must know some part of his work better than I ever knew any of mine. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

G. K. Chesterton But this is a morbidity so general and recurrent that it may be called in a contradictory phrase a healthy morbidity; it is a kind of intellectual measles. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Gertrude Stein She always says that she is very grateful not to have been born of an intellectual family, she has a horror of what she calls intellectual people. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Helen Zimmern Again and again Miss Edgeworth proved the fecund creativeness with which she could delineate the moral and intellectual anatomy of the most varied and various characters. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Olaf Stapledon Here we found self-regard, hate, love, the passions of the mob, intellectual curiosity, and so on. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

E. F. Benson I seem to see a general uplift, Georgie, an intellectual and artistic curiosity, such as that out of which all renaissances came. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Thomas Hardy The personal element in the magnetic attraction exercised by this circumambient, unapproachable master of hers was so much stronger than the intellectual and abstract that she could not understand it. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Edith Wharton It was to be her privilege to give him what he had always lacked: intellectual companionship and spiritual sympathy. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

He quoted Cato and Roman law and the monasteries of Thibet. “Well, anyway,” said Hatherleigh, escaping from our hands like an intellectual frog, “Semitic or not, I’ve got no use for decency. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Willa Cather Helping a man to get his divorce is a career for them; just the sort of intellectual exercise they like. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Catherine Helen Spence The prayer of the intellect — which is attention — was answered by the highest of intellectual pleasures — the conquest of a difficulty. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Isabella Bird The bestowing upon boys an education which fits them for any positions to which they may aspire in Persia and elsewhere, and creates a taste for intellectual pursuits. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

It is intellectual arrogance in a clever man to believe that he can play the fool with success merely because he wishes it. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Olaf Stapledon They must have reached a fairly high level of moral sensibility; but also they must have a fair degree of intellectual acuity. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Elizabeth Gaskell After Mr Holdsworth regained his health, he too often talked above her head in intellectual matters, and too often in his light bantering tone for her to feel quite at her ease with him. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is a question, first, of intellectual liberty, and after that, a question to be settled at the bar of human reason. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

William Morris Here was the ghost of London still asserting itself as a centre — an intellectual centre, for aught I knew. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Thomas Hardy He has dark hair — almost a Grecian nose, regular teeth, and an intellectual face, as nearly as I can recall to mind. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

H. G. Wells What did become clear presently was the grave import of the things Vinciguerra had said in her little sitting-room about the suppression of intellectual activity in Italy and the world. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

One would then suppose that it would find itself most at home in the domain of its own intellectual realities. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

For another, again, there is no really inherent order, but it is we who project order into the world by selecting objects and tracing relations so as to gratify our intellectual interests. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

He had another intellectual predilection — whist; but in that he had less reputation for wisdom. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

H. G. Wells They must maintain a certain difference from vulgar opinion and a certain repute of intellectual virility. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Edith Wharton Then he learned with astonishment of the existence of a third type: the woman who is fond without foolishness and intellectual without earnestness. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Oscar Wilde I do not deny that the intellectual ideal is difficult of attainment, still less that it is, and perhaps will be for years to come, unpopular with the crowd. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Edith Wharton She could smile now at her vision of an intellectual communion which should admit her to the inmost precincts of his inspiration. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Perhaps this is because the situations are intellectual rather than emotional, brain-problems or studies in mechanisms rather than in feelings or emotions. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

In the past, at any rate throughout the Protestant centuries, the idea of rebellion and the idea of intellectual integrity were mixed up. Collected Essays by George Orwell

This quality of an Athenian audience must very seriously have interfered with the intellectual display of an orator. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

George Gissing His intellectual temper was that of the student, the scholar, but strongly blended with a love of independence which had always made him think with distaste of a teacher’s life. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Bram Stoker His intellectual attitude was that of a true scientistdenying nothing prima facie but investigating all. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Benjamin Disraeli And intellectual companions are not wanting there, as some have said. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

G. K. Chesterton Generally it is an intellectual love of the comic; not a pure love of the grotesque. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

And, speaking seriously, in what regarded my intellectual expansion, never before or since had I been so distinctly made aware of it. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

George Gissing How to keep oneself alive during a few years of intellectual growth? — a question often asked by men of mature age, but seldom by a lad of sixteen. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins Like most other men of his slight intellectual caliber, the works he produced were various, if nothing else. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

George Eliot Mordax is an admirable man, ardent in intellectual work, public-spirited, affectionate, and able to find the right words in conveying ingenious ideas or elevated feeling. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Louisa May Alcott Mr. Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Gissing She became serious, her eyes brightening with intellectual curiosity. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

E. F. Benson She felt that she had been living a very hectic life lately; the world and its empty vanities had been too much with her, and she needed some intellectual tonic. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Robert Green Ingersoll I belong to the republic of intellectual liberty, and only those are good citizens of that republic who depend upon reason and upon persuasion, and only those are traitors who resort to brute force. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Thus it is that he has invested the feeble, miserable Harpagon with a kind of sordid splendour, and that he has elevated the scoundrel Don Juan into an alarming image of intellectual power and pride. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

George Gissing Tall, gaunt, with sharp intellectual features, and eyes of singular beauty, the face of an enthusiast — under given circumstances, of a hero. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon These were ecstasies of personal triumph, of mutual intercourse and love, of intellectual insight, of aesthetic creation. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing I can’t see that a belief in the Christian religion is excluded by any degree of intellectual clearness. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

James Anthony Froude Time cannot impair its interest, or intellectual progress make it cease to be true to experience. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Gissing How do matters stand?’ ‘You know Mrs. Jacox?’ Thomas was obviously a man of discretion, but less intellectual than his brother; he spoke like one who is accustomed to the management of affairs. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Quite young, she had married Paul Lensky, an intellectual who had studied at Berlin, and had returned to Warsaw a patriot. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence The years of first widowhood in Boston, consoled by a self-satisfied sort of intellectual courtship from clever men. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing That I professed myself perfectly ready to do; I was bent on an intellectual life, forsooth; couldn’t see that the natural order of things was to make money first and be intellectual afterwards. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

If I cannot have intellectual society — new ideas — variety — I must die. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Olaf Stapledon This insight, it is claimed, is not an intellectual understanding; it is a direct perception. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Louis Stevenson Marriages, they say, are made in heaven: how much more these pure, alborious, intellectual fellowships, born to found empires! Nor is this all. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton Professionally, he was used to intellectual loneliness, and no longer minded it. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell Margaret thought him colder, if more brilliant than formerly; but there were strong intellectual tastes, and much and varied knowledge, which gave flavour to the otherwise rather insipid conversation. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Morally, the theistic world is rational enough, but full of intellectual frustrations. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Virginia Woolf By criticizing education they would help to create a civilized society which protects culture and intellectual liberty. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Elizabeth Gaskell These were mostly of a sedentary and intellectual nature. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

And next, it was to leave very little to the differences of intellectual power: it was to level minds and capacities. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

The intellectual part of his nature was already effaced; he had power only to feel, and feeling was torment. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing Many a time I have stood before a stall, or a bookseller’s window, torn by conflict of intellectual desire and bodily need. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Francis Bacon Philosophy and the intellectual sciences, on the contrary, stand like statues, worshipped and celebrated, but not moved or advanced. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

Edith Wharton After waiting a day or two she had sent for Frenside, and told him as much of the story as concerned her share in Vance’s work, and the intellectual side of their friendship. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

H. G. Wells But do you know anything of the slow, persistent, intellectual revolt in which these men played their parts? Ultimately observation was liberated. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Robert Green Ingersoll Now and then, in the history of the world, there has been a man of genius, a man of intellectual honesty. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Guy de Maupassan So my intellectual friend’s new ideal, that woman of the highest dramatic talent, that wonderful woman with the white eyes, was a street Venus! But my friend was right in one respect. An Honest Ideal by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton All Halo’s intellectual subtleties shrivelled up in the glare of this truth. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

It was at this moment that the production of BEAUMARCHAIS’ brilliant comedy, Le Mariage de Figaro, electrified the intellectual public of Versailles and the capital. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Edith Wharton She could not think of him as desiring another woman; but she suffered acutely from the fact that, for the first time, he had not sought her intellectual collaboration. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Gissing Of his own shortcomings in this respect he was but too sensible, and he began to feel himself an intellectual inferior, where every probability had prepared him for the reverse. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

But this emotional testimony to the possibility of its existence had an intellectual support. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Olaf Stapledon Others, preening their intellectual consciences, abjured all such adventures. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Whichever alternative he might adopt, however, a new equilibrium of intellectual consistency would in the end be reached. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

George Gissing But strong characterisation was within his scope, and an intellectual fervour, appetising to a small section of refined readers, marked all his best pages. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

For the truth is that more than one kind of intellectual cowardice hides behind the literary formulas. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

I ceased from animal and intellectual life at once. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

This young lady is the more admirable as she contrives to unite all the multifarious duties which usually devolve upon American ladies, with her intellectual pursuits. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Anna Katherine Green We can therefore recognize him at a distance by means of a certain ungainliness of stride sometimes seen in a man wholly given over to intellectual pursuits. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

E. F. Benson What I want to do in our dear Tilling is to elevate the tone, to make it a real centre of intellectual and artistic activity. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

H. G. Wells Blenkins and his miscellany of friends in their circle of chairs were, after all, only a crude rendering of very much of intellectual activity of mankind. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch For my part”— and here he seemed to deprecate a weakness —“I have never been able to go quite so far; I hope not from any lack of intellectual courage. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Elizabeth Gaskell He had begun to spend more than he ought, not in intellectual — though that would have been wrong — but in purely sensual things. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Meredith Nevertheless, an intellectual demon-imp very lively in his head urged him to speculate on such a contest between them, and weigh the engaging forces. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]