Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Grades Of Intelligence

"There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless."
Niccolo Machiavelli


  1. Is that really intelligent?

    Machiavelli speaks about a family of three, but only two parts are legitimate childs. The third one is a bastard.

  2. But sometimes you need more than any of these kinds of intelligence - then you have to trust in something else that can reach more than human understanding may imagine...

  3. One shall read "The Prince" from time to time.

    And Valeriu Marcu's book on Macchiavelli.