Cleverness Quotes

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They tried to be too clever---and that was their undoing.
Agatha Christie

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

Cleverness Quotes
Cleverness Quotes
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
Billy Wilder

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

I've developed a new philosophy...only dread one day at a time.
Charlie Brown

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
Charles Kingsley

Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.
Criss Jami

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.
Criss Jami

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
D.H. Lawrence

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Emil Nolde

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Bombeck.

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

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
George Bernard Shaw

Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
George Bernard Shaw

I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
George Burns.

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.
George R.R. Martin

There are some situations from which one can only escape by acting like a devil or a lunatic.
George Orwell

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

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Helen Keller

Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty.
Holly Black

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

If I ever get rich, I hope I'm not real mean to poor people, like I am now.
Jack Handey

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

I like my relationships like I like my eggs. Over easy.
Jarod Kintz

For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful. Funny. yes. Clever, no.
Jilly Cooper

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

He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
Margot Asquith

Being clever was when you looked at how things were and used the evidence to work out something new.
Mark Haddon

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
Mark Twain.

I've heard that sarcasm is no substitute for cleverness
Meredith Duran

I am clever enough to know that I am clever.
Mervyn Peake

I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.
Oscar Wilde

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

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde.

The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Paul Fix.

I'm stupid. I can never think of something...
Piedad Ornelas

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Soren Kierkegaard

The unexamined life is not worth living.

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

Believe you can and you're half way there.
Theodore Roosevelt

When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Theodore Roosevelt

Clever tyrants are never punished.

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

What I stand for is what I stand on.
Wendell Berry

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.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill.

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