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Quotes of cleverness

  1. Cleverness is serviceable for everything sufficient for nothing – Henri Frederic Amiel
  2. An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence – Raymond Chandler
  3. Cleverness is not wisdom – Euripides
  4. Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness – Thomas Huxley
  5. Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the cleverness that we have to make changes – Leon Kass
  6. 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
  7. Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive nor yet the greatest of all but great cleverness and much learning if they be accompanied by a bad training are a much greater misfortune – Plato
  8. Basically if you could get a good trailer out of the script Roger had no objection to you making a really good movie He liked it if you did He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it He just wasn't going to give you any more money – John Sayles
  9. All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few – Stendhal
  10. The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  11. 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
  12. A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time – Carolyn Wells
  13. Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness but come down into the green valleys of silliness – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  14. A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness and just stupid enough to admire it – Israel Zangwill

Usage examples for cleverness

  1. She was all cleverness and sympathy and charm her house had been the very easiest in all the world and her friendship the very firmest ” – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  2. It is a sign of cleverness to be odd you know – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. It was characteristic of her cleverness that she did not address Don Pedro but pointed her speech at Lucy Kendal ” – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  4. I'm afraid your mind is warping in the sunshine of your own cleverness Poddy ” – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. That is why I say we are confronted by an archscoundrel of highest intelligence and downright cleverness – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  6. And then he would call Jack and give him a guinea for his cleverness and at last Jack thought it a very clever thing to argue – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. After the first flush of annoyance had passed away Groby laughed good naturedly and admitted to himself the cleverness of the drawing – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  8. He knew that it was luck not cleverness – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  9. There he found his cleverness at map drawing a great help in his work and for nearly two years he worked hard at all that an officer of Engineers must know and soon he was looked on as a very promising young officer – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  10. Then with pencil note book a window ledge and all the cleverness he could find at the moment he wrote You know the room where the silver is ” – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  11. “ I have no cleverness apart from inspiration – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. The person whoever it was seemed determined to remain hidden but for that very reason it called out all the girl's cunning and cleverness – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. And now you will go away said Hekt and reveal your schemes to your mistress and the Regent and they will be astonished at your cleverness – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. First of all M Juve do you believe that a man could assume disguise with the cleverness that you have just represented – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. Mother disliked him for his pride but stood in awe of his cleverness – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  16. She praised her cleverness and her patience then she said it was getting cold and dark and they must go in to tea – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  17. The nurse before the baby was a year old discovered in her the cleverness of the father and the grace and fascination of the mother – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  18. “ Britomart's a very pretty girl and nobody can say she's always making a display of her cleverness like some of them – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  19. You see I'm inclined to grant her any degree of cleverness from what I know of her ability so far – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. “ I have heard so much about you all about your cleverness and your clothes and the things you write and draw and smoke and think and and eat She seemed suddenly struck by a bright idea – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens