Clever Quotes - 58 Sayings on Cleverness Topic

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Clever Quotes - 58 Sayings on Cleverness Topic

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58 Clever Quotes:

Here's a list of 50+ clever quotes to help you say a word without being too straightforward and let the others decide what you are saying.

  1. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C. S. Lewis
  2. I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde
  3. Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  4. The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. W. C. Fields
  5. Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. Henri Frederic Amiel
  6. There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  7. It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  8. Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. Emil Nolde
  9. I made it to Oxford, but it is not that I am particularly clever, much more that I am a worker bee. Emilia Fox
  10. Clever tyrants are never punished. Voltaire
    Clever tyrants are never punished. Voltaire
  11. I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever. Brian Celio
  12. Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living - they lie. Guy Finley
  13. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. Aristophanes
  14. A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible. William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it. James Lovelock
  16. I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too. Euripides
  17. If you look at Adele, the reason she did so well was she created great music. It wasn't about a clever marketing trick. Daniel Ek
  18. When I was young, I was clever enough to know that if I got married or had children, I would be eaten. Maria Lassnig
  19. I'm not clever enough or aware enough to make a political movie. Maiwenn
  20. When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. Abraham Joshua Heschel
  21. Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. Albert Schweitzer
  22. I think being nice is more important than being clever. Ricky Gervais
  23. A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. Percy Ross
  24. A clever man commits no minor blunders. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  25. The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists. A. N. Wilson
  26. I think clever people think that poor people are stupid. Norm MacDonald
  27. In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork. Wilson Mizner
  28. The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. Rudyard Kipling
  29. To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it. Gilbert K. Chesterton
  30. Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. Walter Kerr
  31. It's clever, but is it Art? Rudyard Kipling
  32. If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory. Benjamin Disraeli
  33. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. Naguib Mahfouz
  34. Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous. Barbara Ehrenreich
  35. People think you can't be clever if you have breasts. Kelly Brook
  36. There is nothing clever about confusion. William Wyler
  37. Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. Arthur Wellesley
  38. A gorilla with a cellphone riding a bicycle is bound to generate some clever captions. Steve Breen
  39. Clever men are good, but they are not the best. Thomas Carlyle
  40. In the quest to be clever, I completely forgot about the people that I love and that love me. John Mayer
  41. Too clever is dumb. Ogden Nash 
  42. It seems this is an age of clever critics who keep bewailing the fact that there are no works worthy of criticism. Sylvia Plath
  43. There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent. J. B. Priestley
  44. Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists. Cornel West
  45. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever. Charles Kingsley
  46. The way I see it, a clever cat prowls but calls home occasionally. Bobbie Ann Mason
  47. No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  48. The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  49. Appeasement was never a very clever policy, and it should not be our option today. Jose Maria Aznar
  50. There is no bore like a clever bore. Samuel Butler
  51. No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first. Cesare Pavese
  52. To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any shape or form. Hugh Laurie
  53. 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
  54. Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. Livy
  55. Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like. Arnold Bennett
  56. What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense. Terence
  57. Intelligence, if it is clever in the direction of the better, is responsible for the greatest benefits of all. Menander
  58. It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be. Gilbert Parker
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