Quotes about Cleverness

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Cleverness without wisdom: the most destructive force on Earth. ~ David Icke.

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

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

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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.

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

I’ve heard that sarcasm is no substitute for cleverness. ~ Meredith Duran.

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

Cleverness becomes a public nuisance. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Top Cleverness Quotes

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. ~ Rumi.

Cleverness is not wisdom. ~ Euripides.

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Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. ~ Jeff Bezos.

It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one’s being clever. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

Simplicity, not cleverness, can be the source of happiness. ~ Debasish Mridha.

If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

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

Cleverness that comes too late is hardly cleverness at all? ~ Cassandra Clare.

Cleverness isn’t always true nor is the truth always clever. ~ Criss Jami.

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

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge. ~ Rumi.

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

The bold are helpless without cleverness. ~ Euripides.

Best Cleverness Quotes

Cleverness is cheap. It is faith that He praises. ~ George MacDonald.

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

There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst. ~ Thomas Mann.

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

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

Many of the greatest men have owed their success to industry rather than to cleverness. ~ John Lubbock.

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better. ~ Hermann Hesse.

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The cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility. ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton.