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Quotations on Cleverness

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

~ George Bernard Shaw

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

~ Thomas Carlyle

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

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

~ G.K. Chesterton

Cleverness is not wisdom.

~ Euripides

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

~ Israel Zangwill

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

~ Arnold Bennett

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