Intelligible Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Intelligible Quotes from famous authors such as David Elliott, Nancy Pearcey, Christopher Columbus, Anthony Hope, Milan Kundera. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

We are concerned with the relationship between art and life. Contemporary art is only intelligible in terms of its relationship to our life.
David Elliott
The human mind inherently seeks intelligible order. Thus the conviction that such an order exists to be found is a crucial assumption.
Nancy Pearcey
Each day we understand better what the Indians say, and they us, so that very often we are intelligible to each other.
Christopher Columbus
Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
Anthony Hope
Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
Milan Kundera
The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.
James Joseph Sylvester
I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young.
Thomas Huxley
There are writers whose first drafts are so lean, so skimpy, that they must go back and add words, sentences, paragraphs to make their fiction intelligible or interesting. I don’t know any of these writers.
Nancy Kress
The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
Walter Bagehot
Though I have seldom done anything to my own satisfaction, I am better satisfied with the translation of the New Testament than I ever expected to be. The language is, I believe, simple, plain, intelligible; and I have endeavored, I hope successfully, to make every sentence a faithful representation of the original.
Adoniram Judson
One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
George Saintsbury
No cowboy songs, no hoedowns. It’s a more serious piece. Yet every bar of ‘Appalachian Spring’ is clear, clean, tonal, intelligible – great music that anyone can grasp at first hearing.
Terry Teachout
Notwithstanding my present incompetency, I am beginning to translate the New Testament, being extremely anxious to get some parts of Scripture, at least, into an intelligible shape, if for no other purpose than to read, as occasion offers, to the Burmans I meet with.
Adoniram Judson
The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
Richard Cobden
With a painter’s temperament, all that’s needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
Paul Cezanne
We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions.
Ronald Fisher
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Dieter Rams
The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true.
Ralph Cudworth
The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.
Kenneth L. Pike
For this reason poets and artists developed the doctrine of Art for Art’s Sake. The community did not appear to need them, so, tit for tat, they did not need the community. This being granted, it was no longer necessary or even desirable to make one’s poetry either intelligible or sympathetic to the community.
Louis MacNeice
As our bodies live upon the earth and find sustenance in the fruits which it produces, so our minds feed on the same truths as the intelligible and immutable substance of the divine Word contains.
Nicolas Malebranche
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
Martin Heidegger
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Arnold J. Toynbee