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60+ Clever Quotes And Sayings

Clever is quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent. Being clever is important. Cleverness is a great virtue. This is a collection of 60+ Clever quotes and sayings.

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible. - William Makepeace Thackeray
A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. - Percy Ross
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever. - Charles Kingsley
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
For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful. Funny. yes. Clever, no. - Jilly Cooper
Clever tyrants are never punished. - Voltaire
Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. - Duke of Wellington
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Beware the clever man that makes the wrong look right. - Lawrence Hill
An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it. - James Lovelock
A clever man commits no minor blunders. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous. - Barbara Ehrenreich
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
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. - Albert Schweitzer
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. - Naguib Mahfouz
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous. - Barbara Ehrenreich
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also. - Billy Wilder
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. - Henri Frederic Amiel
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory. - Benjamin Disraeli
Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living - they lie. - Guy Finley
One 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
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
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. - Livy
Clever men are good, but they are not the best. - Thomas Carlyle
Too clever is dumb. - Ogden Nash
Intelligence, if it is clever in the direction of the better, is responsible for the greatest benefits of all. - Menander
Throughout history, people have enjoyed playing both silly and clever games. - Erno Rubik
Clever modern man is so witless that he thinks moral silence and empty conscience are an advantage. - Michael Leunig
No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids - human beings built them, because they're clever and they work hard. - Gene Roddenberry
Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like. - Arnold Bennett
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you. - Irving Layton
The way I see it, a clever cat prowls but calls home occasionally. - Bobbie Ann Mason
There is nothing clever about confusion. - William Wyler
It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so. - William Whitelaw
The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick. - Angela Carter
It's difficult to differentiate between a story that's humorous and clever and one that actually makes people laugh out loud. - Mick Foley
Sometimes I can switch into clever mode. - Jesse Lingard
To be clever in argument is not rationality but rationalization. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Everyone can write jokes and makes things clever. - David Walton
He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head. - Margot Asquith
A computational device is incapable of developing a mind. We got consciousness not just by being clever. - Roger Penrose
As a small kid, I had this huge desire to be thought of as really clever. - Lenny Abrahamson
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
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. - Abraham Lincoln
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
He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.
The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them. - George R.R. Martin
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. - Thomas Huxley
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does. - Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. - Henri Frederic Amiel
Arguing with a fool proves there are two. - Doris M. Smith
Cleverness isn’t always true nor is the truth always clever. - Criss Jami
Be aware. Be Curious. Be Clever. Innovation is Something to be Reckoned with. -Daniel C. Tomas
There is a world of difference between being clever and being right. - Ian Driscoll
Clever are those who know ,who is a clever.
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