I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious – Albert Einstein.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise – Adolf Hitler.
God is clever, but not dishonest – Albert Einstein.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile – Albert Schweitzer.
If you’re not very clever you should be conciliatory – Benjamin Disraeli.
Those who have no compassion have no wisdom. Knowledge, yes – cleverness, maybe – wisdom, no. A clever mind is not a heart – Benjamin Hoff.
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.
I prefer players not to be too good or clever at other things. It means they concentrate on football – Bill Nicholson.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first – Cesare Pavese.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever – Charles Kingsley.
Someone who is a clever speaker and maintains a ‘too-smiley’ face is seldom considered a humane person – Confucius.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil – C.S. Lewis.
You would think I would be smart enough to figure it out myself after about three years, but I wasn’t quite clever enough – Darren Clarke.
I am not clear that God manoeuvres physical things. After all, a conjuring trick with bones only proves that it is as clever as a conjuring trick with bones – David Jenkins.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties – Emil Nolde.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too – Euripides.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does – Francois de la Rochefoucauld.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever – Francois de la Rochefoucauld.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so – Francois De La Rochefoucauld.
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 surest aid in combating the male’s disease of self-contempt is to be loved by a clever woman – Friedrich Nietzsche.
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.
Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time – George Bernard Shaw.
A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense – George Christoph Lichtenberg.
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are – George Christoph Lichtenberg.
We are learning to do a great many clever things. The next great task will be to learn not to do them – Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid – Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it – Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
A clever man commits no minor blunders – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment – Lao Tzu.
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others – Livy.
The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is – Mary Pettibone Poole.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions – Naguib Mahfouz.
Here’s a rule of thumb. Too clever is dumb – Ogden Nash.
How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say – Oscar Wilde.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying – Oscar Wilde.
A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds – Percy Ross.
He might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move – Robert Hall.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a clever woman to manage a fool – Rudyard Kipling.
It does not matter if you think I’m clever or otherwise, my opinions are still the same and equally valid – Thomas Harrison.
Clever tyrants are never punished – Voltaire.
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them – Walter Kerr.
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.
So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now – William Of Baskerville.
When 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.