66 Clever Quotes
Let these clever quotes give you ideas and thoughts to inspire
and encourage you.
Don't bother about genius. Don't worry about being clever.
Trust in hard work, perseverance, and determination.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than
anyone had ever supposed.
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Being clever was when you looked at how things were and
used the evidence to work out something new.
A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than
by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among
them, as comets amongst the stars.
Carl Von Linne
A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart,
but he's not very bright.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Where you start is not as important as where you finish.
Creativity is the catalyst for brilliant accomplishments, but it is also the greatest obstacle.
Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen
Computers and the internet have made us faster but they do
not make us smarter.
Steven Levi, Off The Wall Thinking
Broken Irish is better than clever English.
Clever is when one is crafty enough to mistake your imagination for intelligence.
Smart is when one assumes they are too educated to notice the difference.
Kerry E. Wagner
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
They whom frequent failures have made desperate, cease to form
resolutions, and they who are become cunning, do not tell them.
New Year Resolution Quotes
Not being able to recognize our lifelong dreams is like not being able to recognize that we are alive.
David A. Hunter, How To Find Your Passion
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Minds like razors remain sharp and bright, only if kept in use,
otherwise they rust.
M. K. Soni
Funny Quotes about Life
A clever person turns great troubles into little ones,
and little ones into none at all.
If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Words of Encouragement
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single
word of what I am saying.
If you want to achieve your goal, the strategy you are using need
not be clever or original but it should bring results.
Andrii Sedniev, The Achievement Factory
Better foolish and honest than clever and false.
Paula Brackston, The Witch's Daughter
We often feel that a clever aphorism captures a truth that would require pages to defend in any other way.
Simple is clever. Complicated just means you haven't been clever
enough to reduce "it" to its essence.
Phil Dourado, The Little Book of Leadership
There are no circumstances, however unfortunate, that
clever people do not extract some advantage from.
Francois La Rochefoucauld
Quote of The Day
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
To be clever in argument is not rationality but rationalization.
Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.
Procrastination is a cunning thief and it steals the most important element in your life, Time.
But it is better to follow even the shadow of the best than to remain
content with the worst.
Those who are clever, who have a brain, never understand anything.
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.
It's only by living that you grow old.
We're as clever as we think we are, but we'll be a lot cleverer
when we learn to use not just one brain but to pool huge numbers of brains.
Today, "giving while living" is no longer just a clever slogan
or an outlier concept. It has influenced and inspired a whole
generation of donors, including Melinda and Bill Gates.
Mario Morino, Leap of Reason
Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly,
clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Top Ten Quotes
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Change The World
One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude
towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever,
make you more ingenious… is to effect changes from within
to develop a good heart.
Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and
renders the greatest fools clever.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.
J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing,
but very few a generous thing.
A part of cleverness is not underestimating the cleverness of your opponent.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever.
Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.
If a child does well at something, even if it just a game,
tell them how clever they are for being able to do it and
praise all the little things, this will encourage them to want to do it again.
Sara Deedley, Positive Parenting
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one
thing: they are as clever as you.
Balance isn't something you achieve "someday".
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks,
and less from wise guys.
William Arthur Ward
Be a magnet that draws opportunity. Paint brilliant thoughts and actions.
Shawn L. Anderson, A Better Life
The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight;
that the clever man achieves his ends without violence;
that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.
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 Tao of Pooh
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.
Quotes to Live By
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.
Famous Quotes about Life
I think being nice is more important than being clever.
Cute Life Quotes
An average person with average talents and ambition and average education,
can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person
has clear, focused goals.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings
are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
George Dennison Prentice
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
History's greatest achievers; practical, savvy people that did big things
and changed the world - are heralded as the greatest geniuses
to ever have walked the earth, but while many of them had
remarkably high IQs, many others were just smart enough.
Sean Patrick, Awakening Your Inner Genius
It's difficult to differentiate between a story that's humorous and
clever and one that actually makes people laugh out loud.
What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know.
It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.
It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are.
It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.
Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?
R. Meredith Belbin
The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords