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Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. In philosophy it is a priori knowledge or experiential belief characterized by its immediacy.


  • Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
    • Joyce Brothers, As quoted in Words of Wisdom : More Good Advice (1990) edited by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 199
  • Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.
    • Robert Graves, quoted in: Harvey A. Dorfman, ‎Carlos Tosca (2003), Coaching the mental game, p. 146
  • A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
  • Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
  • Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

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