Tuesday, September 06, 2011


I am so clever that sometimes I dont understand
a single word of what I am saying.
-Oscar Wilde

It is great cleverness to know when to conceal
ones cleverness.
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Cleverness is not wisdom.

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

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else
unless it is an enemy.
-Elbert Einstein

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
-Elbert Hubbard

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

The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth
more than twice their weight of cleverness.
-Thomas Henry Huxley

Too great cleverness is but deceptive delicacy,
true delicacy is the most substantial cleverness.
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
-Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
-Henri Frederic Amiel

It is little that one gains by cleverness.

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

The bold are helpless without cleverness.

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

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