Quotations on Cleverness

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Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: People, Cleverness, Nothing, Will)

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Courage, Cleverness, Spirit, Will)

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Age, Poetry, Cleverness, Literature)

I kept bugging them about making it more upscale, because I felt Abby, through her cleverness and business sense, was a character who would move up. And that's what she did.
- Donna Mills
(Keywords: Business, Character, Cleverness, Sense)

Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
- Plato
(Keywords: Being, Cleverness, Evil, Extreme, Ignorance, Learning)

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu
(Keywords: Love, Morality, Knowledge, Cleverness, Confusion, Duty, Lies, Relatives, states, Will)

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
- Carolyn Wells
(Keywords: Time, Cleverness, Right, Wrong)

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill
(Keywords: Wife, Cleverness, Man)

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