Quotations The Best Quotes About Cleverness  

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A list of the best cleverness quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous cleverness quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic cleverness quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational cleverness quotes from that same writer.

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It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness. François de La Rochefoucauld

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The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. François de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

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Cleverness is not wisdom. Euripides

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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

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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