Quote by Erich Fromm
Reason is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
This quote emphasizes the distinction between reason and intelligence. Reason is depicted as the human capacity to comprehend the world through thought, enabling individuals to seek truth and understanding. On the other hand, intelligence pertains to the use of thought for pragmatic purposes, enabling the manipulation and control of the world. The quote asserts that reason is inherently human, highlighting its unique characteristic, while intelligence is seen as a more primal trait shared with animals. Ultimately, reason is presented as the essential tool for achieving genuine comprehension and insight.
You know the best thing about aeroplanes? Apart from the peanuts in little silver bags, I mean. It's looking out of the windows at the clouds and thinking maybe I could go walking in there. Maybe it's a special place where everything's okay.Sometimes I do go walking in the clouds but it's just cold and wet and empty. But when you look out of a plane it's a special world...and I like it.
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find an Englishman doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.