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68 Greatest Quotes About Clever


Their faces were zealously blank, their eyes filled with bland fire. Stephen King
Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs. Jiddu Krishnamurti
The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him. Sun Tzu
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. Rudyard Kipling
She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness. Oscar Wilde
What I stand for is what I stand on. Wendell Berry
Some of us are so sharp," he [Mr. Vandemar] said as he leaned in closer to Richard, went up on tiptoes into Richard's face, "we could just cut ourselves. Neil Gaiman
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish. Julius Caesar
It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth. George Burns
In any relationship, the woman has control, the clever ones don't let the men know. Groucho Marx
Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. David Bowie
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. Wayne Dyer
You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. Dean Martin
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde
Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have? Jane Goodall
People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing-refusing to participate in activities that make life bad. Leo Tolstoy
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. Robert Kennedy
If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James
Fools lie, clever men stick to the truth. Michael Scott
Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. e. e. cummings
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. Theodore Roosevelt
Between thought and expression lies a lifetime. Lou Reed
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. Otto von Bismarck
Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times. Patrick Rothfuss
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. Eric Hoffer
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate. Terry Pratchett
The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either. Mick Jagger
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. Aristophanes
To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered. John Ruskin
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. Bertrand Russell
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. Ambrose Bierce
One should never use exclamation points in writing. It is like laughing at your own joke. Mark Twain
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad. Salvador Dali
Empathy is really important.. Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential. Jane Goodall
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost
I'm a nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore I am perfect! Daniel Tosh
You can be fat and still be sexy . It all depends on how you feel about yourself. Elizabeth Taylor
Have you ever heard the earth breath? Kate Chopin
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists. Cornel West
I dress sexily - but not in an obvious way. Sexy in a virginal way. Victoria Beckham
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed. Arthur Conan Doyle
Everyone should have an evil secret plan. Denis Leary
My favourite people to follow on Twitter are... my fans. They make me laugh so much and keep me smiling. Ellie Goulding
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
I'm not crazy about country-western music. But the lyrics are good. Alice Cooper