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Cleverness Quotes

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Author: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

Profession: British Novelist

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

A cul-de-sac to which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Author: John A. Lincoln

Profession:

Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.

Author: Israel Zangwill (1864-1926)

Profession: British Writer