Clever Quotes

Clever Quotes
Clever quotes…or rather, quotations about cleverness…are worth reading for a little wisdom boost.

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

It is great cleverness to know when to conceal one’s cleverness. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Cleverness is not wisdom. -Euripides

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Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy. -Elbert Einstein

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. -Elbert Hubbard

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. -Thomas Henry Huxley

Too great cleverness is but deceptive delicacy, true delicacy is the most substantial cleverness. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. -Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. -Henri Frederic Amiel

It is little that one gains by cleverness. -Unknown

Many of the greatest men have owed their success to industry rather than to cleverness. -John Lubbock

The bold are helpless without cleverness. -Euripides

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Comments

    • Amulya Kumar Mishra
    • January 4, 2011
    Reply

    Cleverness in high degree leads to the door of foolishness.

    • Lee
    • January 5, 2011
    Reply

    Hi Shawn,

    Interesting quotes, thank you for sharing them with us.

    Some people perceive themselves as being clever, they may find it is only their opinion; while others try being clever in a situation, only to find they really did not impress anyone. There are many great people in the world who have achieved greatness through humility, hard work, sacrifice and a genuine care for the things they believe in. They don’t need to show how clever they are to prove their worth, for they have already gained respect and acknowledgment from the people known to them by a measure far greater then cleverness.

    Have a wonderful day!

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