Clever Sayings And Quotes


Clever Sayings And Quotes

Here is a collection of clever sayings and quotes from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

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

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

“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

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

“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

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“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

“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

“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.”
– Will Durant

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

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

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

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

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

“Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Clever tyrants are never punished.”

“Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.”
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

“There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

“There is no bore like a clever bore.”
– Samuel Butler

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

“Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“If you’re not very clever you should be conciliatory.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

“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

“Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.”
– Cornel West

“I once used henna to dye my hair brown for an audition, thinking I was being clever as it’s all natural.”
– Sienna Miller

“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

“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“Too clever is dumb.”
– Ogden Nash

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