Clever Or Wisdom? It’s Your Choice!

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According to the dictionary, a clever person is someone who has the ability to learn and understand things very speedily and easily. When a person shows originality, inventiveness, or ingenious strike, we call him/her clever. Here we have come up with some clever quotes about being witty which is sure to ring the bell. Check it out.

Clever Quotes:

1.“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – C. S. Lewis NN

2.“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.” – Emil Nolde

3.“Clever tyrants are never punished.” – Voltaire

4.“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”- Oscar Wilde

5.“My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.” – Jane Austen

6.“An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it.” – James Lovelock

7.“A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

8.“Obviously people want social calm, but if you do not let clever and ingenious people to participate, obviously there must be some dormant volcano that will erupt, sooner or later.” – Lech Walesa

9.“The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.” – W. C. Fields

10.“The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.” – Rudyard Kipling

11.“I think clever people think that poor people are stupid.” – Norm MacDonald

12.“A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.” – Percy Ross

13. “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz

14.“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.” – Albert Schweitzer

15.“It’s not very hard to be clever. It’s far harder to be simple, obvious, and meaningful.” – Jake Barton

16.“The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

17.“Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

18. “It’s the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.” – Gilbert Parker

19.“Women are very intelligent and not appreciated. We try to pretend that we are not clever, and it’s such a pity that we can’t show how clever we are.” – Yoko Ono

20.“Too clever is dumb.” – Ogden Nash

21.“The greatest fools are overtimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.” – George R.R. Martin

22.“There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.” – Thomas Mann

23.“It seems this is an age of clever critics who keep bewailing the fact that there are no works worthy of criticism.” – Sylvia Plath

24.“Sometimes the most clever thing to say is nothing at all.” – Unknown

25.“It’s a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal being clever.” – Unknown

26.“My clever comebacks usually surface an hour too late.” – Unknown

27.“I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.” – John Peel

28.“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

29.“Tact is for people who aren’t clever enough to be sarcastic.” – Unknown

30.“If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed.” – Guy Finley

31.“To be clever in argument is not rationality but rationalization.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky

32.“No one wants to know how clever you are. They don’t want an insight into your mind, thrilling as it might be. They want an insight into their own.” – Mark Haddon

33.“The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.” – A. N. Wilson

34.“Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.

Livy Beware the clever man that makes the wrong look right.” – Lawrence Hill

35.“I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” – Albert Einstein

36.“Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.” –  Charles Kingsley

37.“He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.” – Unknown

38.“Clever men are good, but they are not the best.” – Unknown

39.“No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

40.“One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.” – Will Durant

41.“Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soul craft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.” –  Cornel West

42.“Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.” – Thomas Huxley

43.“The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” – Fyodor Dostoevsk

44.“Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.” –  Ludwig Wittgenstein

45.“Don’t be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.” –  Henri Frederic Amiel

46.“What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.” – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

47. “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see that you are unarmed.” – William Shakespeare

48.“Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.” – Shel Silverstein

49.“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.” – Winston Churchill

50.“A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.” – A. A. Milne

51.“The guitarist always looks a bit clever because he’s got so many strings and apparently knows what to do with them.” – Bernard Sumner

52.“I don’t think we are going to become extinct. We’re very clever and extremely resourceful – and we will find ways of preserving ourselves, of that I’m sure. But whether our lives will be as rich as they are now is another question.” – David Attenborough

53.“People think I’m clever, which is hilarious. I’m like, ‘When did this happen? People used to think I couldn’t string a sentence together.’”- Maxine Peake

54.“Cleverness is not wisdom.” – Euripides

55.“I don’t like being called ‘macho.’ Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian man is not macho, he’s smart. That’s smart in both senses: elegant and clever.” – Andrea Bocelli

56.“From dead plant matter to nematodes to bacteria, never underestimate the cleverness of mushrooms to find new food!” – Paul Stamets!

57.“The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

58.“A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.” – Israel Zangwill

59. “Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

60. “I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.” – Oscar Wilde

61.“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”- Bertrand Russel

62.“Which would you rather be if you had the choice–divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?” – L.M. Montgomery

63.“No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.” – Cesare Pavese

64.“I hate clever-cleverness, but I love good honest cleverness.” – Tobias Hill

65.“To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

66.“I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn’t realize that there is something called originality and your own voice.” – Amy Tan

67.“What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.” – Terence

68.“You don’t have to dumb down – you just have to find a clever, good, secure man. I’ve found a couple – I’ve been lucky – but it’s probably hard for everybody to find that true love of a good man.” – Kimora Lee Simmons

69.“I really like clever men who challenge you.” – E. L. James

70.“Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare.” – George Bernard Shaw

71.“We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg

72.“The way I see it, a clever cat prowls but calls home occasionally.” – Bobbie Ann Mason

73.“The real art is not to come up with extraordinary clever words but to make ordinary simple words do extraordinary things. To use the language that we all use and to make amazing things occur.” – Graham Swift

74.“Making clever speeches takes a lot of work and a lot of time. Elaine Stritch Intelligence, if it is clever in the direction of the better, is responsible for the greatest benefits of all.” – Menander

75.“For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful. Funny. yes. Clever, no.” – Jilly Cooper

76. “I mean, I do love clever and witty, but I think that the ‘Three Stooges’ were geniuses. They’d have to be for their appeal to have lasted this long.” – Paula Poundstone

As stated above, being clever is good but that is not the only way of life. At times simple ordinary words can also win hearts and do extraordinary things. Remember, the people who try to be clever never are, and the people who are clever never think of trying to be one. What did you learn from this?


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