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There are more than 100 quotes on intuition on this site. They are from famous scientists, philosophers, Nobel prize winners, authors, actors, the list goes on and on. They are included below in an ever expanding list of quotes on intuition. I have collected these quotes over the years from the internet, interviews, friends and my own reading. To my knowledge it is accurate. It’s not alphabetized, but it’s is the largest list of its kind and is far from complete. If you have a quote about intuition you’d like to add, please send it with its source to quote@Youknow.net and I will add it to this list. Enjoy!

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The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Albert Einstein -1879-1955 German-Swiss-U.S. scientist

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gifts.
Albert Einstein

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The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.
Albert Einstein

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There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

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You can't solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.
Albert Einstein

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There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
Albert Einstein

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Often you have to rely on intuition.
Bill Gates

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Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.
John Naisbitt- American Trend Analyst, Futurist, Author

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We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it’s creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us.
Edgar Mitchell- Apollo astronaut

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As we develop our capacities to trust our intuition in all situations, we stop making decisions based on what we think we should or should not do. In the process, we grant more freedom to ourselves and others by allowing conversations, meetings, and other activities to occur in the most perfect time and place.
Jan Stringer -founder of the National Business Research Institute

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People with high levels of personal mastery do not set out to integrate reason and intuition. Rather, they achieve it naturally - as a by-product of their commitment to use all of the resources at their disposal. They cannot afford to choose between reason and intuition, or head and heart, anymore than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye.
Peter Senge- author of The Fifth Discipline

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My intuition never fails me, it is I who fail when I do not listen to it.
Hazrat Inayat Khan - Sufi Mystic

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It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than you headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E.L. Doctorow - Writer

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...Intuition works best when you remember that 'tuition' is part of it. You need to have paid ahead of time (i.e. Done your prep work ) so as to prepare the ground for intuition.
Jane Yolen – fantasy/ children’s book author

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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Plutarch -Greek author

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You’ve got to find the force inside you.
Joseph Campbell

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A mind too active is no mind at all.
Theodore Roethke

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Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.
Anne Lamott - author

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I firmly believe the Universe dreams a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself… You’ve got to open yourself to the dream that the Universe has for you… You’ve got to discover your true calling.
Oprah Winfrey

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Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Oprah Winfrey

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The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. I believe you can only do this when you stop long enough to hear the whisper you might have drowned out, that small voice compelling you toward the kind of work you'd be willing to do even if you weren't paid. And what do you do once you turn down the noise of your life and heed that call? You face the biggest challenge of all: to have the courage to seek your big dream regardless of what anyone else says or thinks. You are the only person alive who can see your big picture -- and even you can't see it all.
Oprah Winfrey

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Instinct is the nose of the mind.
Madame Delphine de Girardin - 1804-1855, French author (her pen name was Vicomte Delaunay)

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You are the universe. It is not something outside you. You are that force which is in everything.
Dr. Wayne Dyer – author/spiritual teacher

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When we open ourselves to an intuition of divine mystery, unexpectedly we find our humanity.
Thomas Moore –from the Original Self

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God cannot be shaken out nor strained through a sieve by human argument.
Hildegard of Bingen- 1098-1179 nun, prophet, composer

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Because of their age-long training in human relations -- for that is what feminine intuition really is women have a special contribution to make to any group enterprise.
Margaret Mead - 1901 -1978, American cultural anthropologist

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Intuitive knowledge is an illumination of the soul, whereby it beholds in the light of God those things which it pleases Him to reveal to us by a direct impression of divine clearness.
René Descartes -physicist, physiologist and mathematician

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The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
René Descartes -physicist, physiologist and mathematician

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All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -1803-1882

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The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -1803-1882

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What lies beyond us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -1803-1882

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If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -1803-1882

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Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -1803-1882

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That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain indemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -1803-1882

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If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
Katherine Saux -1803-1882, U.S. poet, essayist and lecture

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Our intuition is not easily fooled -- essence speaks to essence without words.
Katherine Saux-1803-1882, U.S. poet, essayist and lecture

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Intuition is the clear concept of the whole at once.
Johann Kaspar Lavater -1741-1801, Swiss theologian and poet

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It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.
C. W. Leadbeater- author/ theosophist

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Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.
Robert Graves - 1895 – 1985, English poet, translator, and novelist

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Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation, and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science.
Abella Arthur- psychic

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Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Billy Wilder – writer/ film director

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Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.
Michael Burke - author

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Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Dr.Benjamin Spock

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Instinct is untaught ability.
Alexander Bain- Scottish philosopher

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Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
John Sterling – sportscaster for the New York Yankees

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Traditional goal setting often ignores the power of intuition, creativity and 'luck' in creating success. We can get so focused on the goal that we overlook opportunities that come out of left field.
Dr. Philip Humbert – author, speaker & coach

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Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn - author/metaphysician

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Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
Shakti Gawain – author/ spiritual teacher

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Intuition is the treasure of a woman's psyche. It is like a divining instrument and like a crystal through which one can see with uncanny interior vision. It is like a wise old woman who is with you always, who tells you exactly what the matter is, tells you exactly whether to go left or right. It is a form of The One Who Knows, old La Qe Sabe, the Wild Woman.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jungian analyst /author

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When we are connected to our hearts, we can hear the small voice that says with quiet confidence, 'Breathe. You can do this.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer – author, spiritual teacher

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If I really listen to my gut, it will often say, 'Run! Do not walk' away from a situation. It's imperative to listen because you can head off a blossoming crisis. You have to figure out how intuitive impulses feel to you and allow it to become your partner in your success. It will never lead you astray.
Robert Tucker –innovation speaker

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Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
William Cowper - poet

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I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
Stanley Baldwin - 1867–1947, British statesman / 3 time United Kingdom Prime Minister

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Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
Alan Turing -1912-1954, British mathematician and the inventor of the computer

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Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
Freeman Thomas – Automobile Designer

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Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Jonas Salk -1914-1995, Virologist, Discovered The First Vaccine Against Poliomyelitis

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It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.
Jonas Salk -1914-1995, Virologist, Discovered The First Vaccine Against Poliomyelitis

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Intuition is the spontaneous appearance of knowledge; a new idea, the solution to a problem, a clear sense of where to go or what to do next. [It occurs] in the absence of sufficient background or information to think one's way to that conclusion.
Reverend Mary Murray Shelton –author /speaker

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It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
Jules H. Poincare - French Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist

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It's all complete instinct and intuition, and that's extremely difficult to teach.
Van Morrison -Musician

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Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.
Johann Kaspar Lavater -1741-1801, Swiss Theologian, Mystic

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Intuition is linear; our imaginations are weak. Even the brightest of us only extrapolate from what we know now; for the most part, we're afraid to really stretch.
Ray Kurzweil - Inventor

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Don't ever second-guess a strong feeling that you have. Trust your gut.
Alison DuBois

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Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs.
Felix Klein - Mathematician

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Intuition is reason in a hurry.
Holbrook Jackson -1874 - 1948 British journalist, writer and publisher

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But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me.
Juliette Binoche - Actress

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I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of me.
Shirley Maclaine –actress/ author

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There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings.
John Astin – actor/director

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… It’s triumphant for someone to wake up to life. I feel a tremendous sense of liberation. You want to be able to use both your intuitive side and your go-get-‘em side with no blame.
Meg Ryan – actress, quote from Parade magazine August 10, 2008

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You must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
Ingrid Bergman - actress

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The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda – Actor

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(advice to the young me)…I’d tell myself to listen to my heart. Listen to that little voice that says, “Mmmm, I don’t think so.” Because when you override that, you basically override who you are.
Glenn Close – actress, Parade magazine June 8, 08

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Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Immanuel Kant -1724-1804, one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe

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The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.
Clifford Geertz -1926–2006, American anthropologist

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We all have an inner teacher, an inner guide, an inner voice that speaks very clearly but usually not very loudly. That information can be drowned out by the chatter of the mind and the pressure of day-to-day events. But if we quiet down the mind, we can begin to hear what we’re not paying attention to. We can find out what’s right for us.
Dean Ornish M.D.

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You can live a life of either trusting your inner voice or distrusting your inner voice. You can cling to familiar expectations, conventions, and “reasonable” responses or you can listen to the sweet madness in your bones.
Tama Kieves -author, Harvard lawyer

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Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.
Anthony J. D'Angelo – founder EmPower X

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Cold feet are often symptomatic of a legitimate intuition that you may be heading for the wrong place at the wrong time.
Suzanne Fields - columnist

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Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition.
Fred Frith - eccentric guitarist

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Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant – 1888-1972, mathematician

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An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
Henri Bergson - 1859 -1941, French philosopher

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Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.
Eileen Caddy - American Spiritual Writer

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All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
Alexis Carrel - 1873-1944, French Biologist, Nobel Prize winner

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Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
Alexis Carrel - 1873-1944, French Biologist, Nobel Prize winner

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"Healing," Papa would tell me, "is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature."
W. H. Auden -1907-1973, Anglo-American Poet

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He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.
Margery Allingham - 1904 – 1966, English crime writer

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All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.
Rudolf Arnheim - 1904 – 2007, author/ perceptual psychologist

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Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason.
John Kord Lagemann - 1910?-1969, journalist/ reporter

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Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
Alexis Carrel -1873-1944, French Biologist Nobel Prize winner

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The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
D H Lawrence – 1885-1930, British Author

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For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuitions work in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or "consciously" desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to a star, or you will just stay where you are.
D H Lawrence – 1885-1930, British Author

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Knowledge has three degrees-opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition.
PLOTINUS - AD 204–270, Greek philosopher

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Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her INTUITION.
Gilbert K. Chesterton -1874-1936, British Author

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The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompting is the greatest challenge of all. His conditioning has been so powerful that it has all but destroyed his ability to be self-aware.
Herb Goldberg - Psychologist/ Author

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Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Immanuel Kant -1724-1804, German Philosopher

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All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.
Immanuel Kant -1724-1804, German Philosopher

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When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than INTUITION of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
Jean Rostand -1894-1977, French Biologist, Writer

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A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his INTUITION lead him wherever it wants.
Lao-Tzu - BC 600-?, Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism

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The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
Lao-Tzu - BC 600-?, Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism

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There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Lord Byron – 1788-1824, British poet

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The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fuller - 1810-1850, American Writer, Lecturer

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INTUITION is what tells a wife her husband has done wrong before he thinks of doing it.
Source Unknown

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Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
Source Unknown

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The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
Dag Hammarskjold - Swedish economist and statesman who served as second secretary-general of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961. He was posthumously awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1961

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The essential things in life are seen, not with the eyes but with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery – 1900-1944, French writer /aviator

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It is our character that supports the promise of our future - far more than particular government programs or policies.
William Bennett – Politician/Political Theorist

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The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result.
Edgar Cayce - Reading 792-2

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I listened to that voice inside me-… Everyone has an inner voice; you just have to listen to it and trust it in order to be led by it. I did that, and it gave me the ability to live a life that’s true to who I am and what I really wanted.
Sissy Spacek, Oprah Magazine, December 2008

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Intuition is the discriminative faculty that enables you to decide which of two lines of reasoning is right. Perfect intuition makes you a master of all.
Paranahansa Yogananda

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It's within you: the answers you seek, the direction you want, and the power to be whoever you want to be. Your dreams are not yours by mere whim. They've been meticulously matched to the gifts you're now developing. Designed to lure you within, where your true power lies, and then out into the world, beyond imagined limitations and fears. Trust yourself. Listen to your heart. You have the right stuff, you know what to do, and it can all be yours.
Mike Dooley - from Tut.com

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