Intellectually he did not stand in the front rank.
Intellectually a poor creature and but ill-educated, he loved nothing so much as hunting and locksmiths work.
Italy, intellectually first among the peoples, was now politically and practically last; and nothing to her historian is more heartrending than to watch the gradual extinction of her spirit in this age of slavery.
He was absolutely incorruptible, thus standing, morally as well as intellectually, far above the level of his age.
Duly convoked it for this date to the town of Basel, and selected to preside over it the cardinal Julian Cesarini, a man of the greatest worth, both intellectually and morally.