The growth of the intellect is spontaneous in every expansion.
We only open our senses, clear away as we can all obstruction from the fact, and suffer the intellect to see.
Browning's later work is, full of intellect, alive with excellent passages (in the first volume of the Dramatic Idyls  perhaps more powerful than in any earlier work); notwithstanding all that, we think the change here indicated matter of regret.
Browning has given us the key, and those volumes a delightful gift to our age-record of so much that is richest in the world of things, and men, and their works--all so much the richer by the great intellect, the great imagination, which has made the record, transmuted them into imperishable things of art:--
It is a secret which every intellectual man quickly learns, that, beyond the energy of his possessed and conscious intellect
he is capable of a new energy
As being is to becoming, so is pure intellect
Therefore, though we suffer the brotherhood of intellect
to march onward together, it may be doubted whether their peculiar relation will not begin to vanish as soon as the procession shall have passed beyond the circle of this present world.
The doubt is flattering," said "the man of profound intellect
," with a subtle smile.
They had voiced a kindred intellect
and spirit, and as such I had received them into a camaraderie of the mind; but now their place was in my heart.
She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect
and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.
When the spirit of prophecy comes upon you, you merely cake your intellect
and lay it off in a cool place for a rest, and unship your jaw and leave it alone; it will work itself: the result is prophecy.
After apologizing for his ignorance, and reminding the audience that slav- ery was a poor school for the human intellect
and heart, he proceeded to narrate some of the facts in his own history as a slave, and in the course of his speech gave utterance to many noble thoughts and thrilling reflections.