Importance Of Cleverness Quotes


- "They [human beings] are unwilling to gamble that God made those people who are skilled at rational argumentation uniquely virtuous. They protect themselves and others from cleverness by obscuring their preferences." - James G. March

- "It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

- "The desire to be thought clever often prevents a man from becoming so." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

- "A liar is a man who does now know how to deceive, a flatterer one who only deceives fools: he who knows how to make skilful use of the truth, and understands its eloquence, can alone pride himself in cleverness." - Luc de Clapiers

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- "What a curious picture it is to find man, homo sapiens, of divine origin, we are told, seriously considering going underground to escape the consequences of his own folly. With a little wisdom and foresight, surely it is not yet necessary to forsake life in the fresh air and in the warmth of the sunlight. What a paradox if our own cleverness in science should force us to live underground with the moles." - J. William Fulbright

- "Oh, the cleverness of me!" - James M. Barrie

Medea Cleverness Quotes

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

- "If we fail to appreciate the soul that Easternism gives us, then what we have is a disconnected, Greco-Roman, Western, egocentric, compartmentalized, reductionist, fragmented, linear thought process that counts on cleverness." - Joel Salatin

- "Money never can be well managed if sought solely through the greed of money for its own sake. In all meanness there is a defect of intellect as well as of heart. And even the cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

- "Two ways of thinking: Human kingdom and human cleverness or God's kingdom and God's cleverness" - Dallas Willard

- "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.

- "Trade your cleverness for bewilderment." - Rumi

- "There is no sphere of human thought in which it is easier to show superficial cleverness and the appearance of superior wisdom than in discussing questions of currency and exchange" - Winston Churchill

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

- "This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart." - Bill Hicks

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- "Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise... not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message." - William Bernbach

The Best Cleverness Quotes

- "The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost." - Charlie Chaplin

- "Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness." - Edward Hoagland

- "Did you measure to attain your height? Did you use geometry to radiate your limb? Did you lament storm-torn branches? Did you inventory your leaves for the sun? You did none of these things, yet man in his cleverness Cannot match your perfection." - Ming-Dao Deng

- "Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment." - Rumi

- "Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice." - Jeff Bezos

- "Too often preachers want to deal with people simply at the level of publicly accessible reason. We participate with them in their own epistemology. But this is not New Testament preaching. We have a message that is not from this world; it is from God. We don't know it by our own cleverness; we know it because God has revealed it." - Mark Dever

- "Am I not sensitive, clever, well-mannered, considerate, passionate, charming, as kind as I'm handsome and heir to a throne?" - Stephen Sondheim

- "On Update, the only real original thing was trying to take away the cleverness of the punchline and make it as blunt as possible." - Norm MacDonald

- "Among the things she said: "Women seem to possess all the natural gifts essential to a good portraitist ... such as personality, patience and intuition. The sitter ought to be the predominating factor in a successful portrait. Men portraitist are apt to forget this; they are inclined to lose the sitter in a maze of technique luxuriating in the cleverness and beauty of their own medium."" - Whitney Otto

Cleverness Quotes In English

- "The sincere love of books has nothing to do with cleverness or stupidity any more than any other sincere love. It is a quality of character, a freshness, a power of pleasure, a power of faith. A silly person may delight in reading masterpieces just as a silly person may delight in picking flowers. A fool may be in love with a poet as he may be in love with a woman." - Gilbert K. Chesterton

- "Whoever possesses abundant joy must be a good man: but he is probably not the cleverest man, although he achieves exactly what it is that the cleverest man strives with all his cleverness to achieve." - Friedrich Nietzsche

- "The bold are helpless without cleverness." - Euripides

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- "Do not put cleverness in front of the communication." - Paul Arden

- "Comforting Wealth comes by good work, by wisdom it increases, cleverness stabilizes it and by patience it is preserved." - Mahesh Babu

- "Cleverness is a quality a man likes to have in his wife as long as she is some distance away from him. Up close, he'll take kindness any day of the week, if there's nothing more alluring to be had." - Margaret Atwood

- "From dead plant matter to nematodes to bacteria, never underestimate the cleverness of mushrooms to find new food!" - Paul Stamets

- "The masters of life know the way, for they listen to the voice within them, the voice of wisdom and simplicity, the voice that reasons beyond cleverness and knows beyond knowledge." - Benjamin Hoff

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

Odysseus Cleverness Quotes

- "Peter: Oh, the cleverness of me. Wendy: Of course, I did nothing... Peter: You did a little. Wendy: Oh, the cleverness of you." - James M. Barrie

- "The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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- "Stupid — well, there are so many kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst." - Thomas Mann

- "If a story is funny, and I made it up, then the big message is, `Aren't I clever?' .. If a story is funny and it actually happened, the big message is, `Isn't the world funny?' And actually I think that's a better message. I kind of want to think that about the world -- and it sounds less like boasting." - Dave Gorman

- "It is hard to write a simple definition of something as varied as hacking, but I think what these activities have in common is playfulness, cleverness, and exploration. Thus, hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness. Activities that display playful cleverness have "hack value"." - Richard Stallman

- "How clever of me. I have found such a pathway into hell that I can never get back out." - Orson Scott Card

- "To be spontaneous means not to act out of the past, because out of the past is all cunningness, cleverness, calculation, arithmetic." - Rajneesh

Cleverness Quotes In Hindi

- "I'd rather rely on mother nature's wisdom than man's cleverness" - Wendell Berry

- "When cleverness emerges There is great hypocrisy." - Laozi

- "Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling." - Khalil Gibran

- "Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge." - Rumi

- "Cleverness is not wisdom. And not to think mortal thoughts is to see few days." - Euripides

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- "not all clever words are true. ... And inversely most things that are true are not clever." - Bess Streeter Aldrich

Over Cleverness Quotes

- "We judge matters so superficially that ordinary acts and words, done and spoken with some flair and some knowledge of worldly matters, often succeed better than the greatest cleverness." - Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable

- "Your toddler will be "good" if he feels like doing what you happen to want him to do and does not happen to feel like doing anything you would dislike. With a little cleverness you can organize life as a whole, and issues in particular, so that you both want the same thing most of the time." - Penelope Leach

- "Therefore the victories of good warriors are not noted for cleverness or bravery. Therefore their victories in battle are not flukes. Their victories are not flukes because they position themselves where they will surely win, prevailing over those wh." - Sun Tzu

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


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