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A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu


 

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness,
but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

I kept bugging them about making it more upscale,
because I felt Abby, through her cleverness and business sense,
was a character who would move up.
And that's what she did.
- Donna Mills

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of
any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
- Raymond Chandler


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All religions are founded on the fear of the many and
the cleverness of the few.
- Stendhal

Cleverness is serviceable for everything,
sufficient for nothing.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The bold are helpless without cleverness.
- Euripides

Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the...
cleverness that we have to make changes.
- Leon Kass

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to
the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
- Thomas Huxley

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
- Carolyn Wells

Writing is good, thinking is better.
Cleverness is good, patience is better.
- Herman Hesse

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical
wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
- Aleister Crowley

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise...
not ourselves.
Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product.
Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated,
to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message.
- William Bernbach

We learned to be patient observers like the owl.
We learned cleverness from the crow,
and courage from the jay,
who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory.
But above all of them ranked the chickadee because
of its indomitable spirit.
- Tom Brown, Jr.

Basically, if you could get a good trailer out of the script,
Roger had no objection to you making a really good movie.
He liked it if you did.
He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it.
He just wasn't going to give you any more money.
- John Sayles

Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil,
and is far from being the greatest of all;
too much cleverness and too much learning,
accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
- Plato

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive,
nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning,
if they be accompanied by a bad training,
are a much greater misfortune.
- Plato

The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying
it ourselves than in drawing it out of others.
He who leaves your company pleased with himself and
his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
- Arnold Bennett

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs...
like custom officers.
- Jack Dee

If a film is very clever and well-written,
that's what gives you freedom as a director.
- Patrice Leconte

I enjoy doing press for something that I like,
and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever.
- Thomas Haden Church

Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.
- Arthur Wellesley

I like physics.
I think it is the best science out of all three of them,
because generally it's more useful.
You learn about speed and velocity and time,
and that's all clever stuff.
- Tom Felton

Natural selection, as it has operated in human history,
favors not only the clever but the murderous.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball.
They had to do more than just give up open shots.
They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Through clever and constant application of propaganda,
people can be made to see paradise as hell,
and also the other way round, to consider the most
wretched sort of life as paradise.
- Adolf Hitler

Education without values, as useful as it is,
seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis

The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight;
that the clever man achieves his ends without violence;
that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.
- John Keegan

To be clever enough to get all that money,
one must be stupid enough to want it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

My idea of good company is the company of clever,
well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation;
that is what I call good company.
- Jane Austen

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
- Benjamin Disraeli

An inefficient virus kills its host.
A clever virus stays with it.
- James Lovelock

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
- Israel Zangwill

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
- Percy Ross

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet
my mind and say something clever.
- Aristophanes

What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime?
Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

People care more about being thought to have taste
than about being thought either good,
clever or amiable.
- Samuel Butler

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind,
Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute,
Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise,
Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
- Shel Silverstein

The silliest woman can manage a clever man;
but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing:
they are as clever as you.
- Irving Layton

Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful,
one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive:
then the millstone weighs on the breast.
- Graham Greene

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment,
and are always answering questions when the chief relish
of a life is to go on asking them.
- Frank Moore Colby

It's clever, but is it Art?
- Rudyard Kipling

So, deadpan I think just means not acknowledging for
one second that you think that this is funny and clever.
- Patrick Warburton

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies,
but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

No one wants to know how clever you are.
They don't want an insight into your mind,
thrilling as it might be.
They want an insight into their own.
- Mark Haddon

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
- Thomas Carlyle

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

But I don't sit down at dinner and have clever ideas.
- Mark Rylance


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