73 Geniuosly Clever Quotes

May these clever quotes inspire and encourage you today and give you good thoughts and ideas.

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Clever Quotes

Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
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Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

Give a man a match, and he’ll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

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A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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The real trouble with reality is that there’s no background music.

If pro is opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?

Computers and the internet have made us faster but they do not make us smarter.

Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen

Being clever was when you looked at how things were and used the evidence to work out something new.

Mark Haddon

Minds like razors remain sharp and bright, only if kept in use, otherwise they rust.

M. K. Soni

There are no circumstances, however unfortunate, that clever people do not extract some advantage from.

Francois La Rochefoucauld

A painting is worth a thousand confused art-gallery visitors.

Ljupka Cvetanova

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action will destroy your procrastination.”

Og Mandino
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It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

George Washington

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

Procrastination is a cunning thief and it steals the most important element in your life, Time.

Robert Davies

More Clever Quotes

Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them.

You can’t be late until you show up.

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.”

Doris M. Smith

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”

William Shakespeare
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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources

Clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.

J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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.

Winston Churchill

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.

John Keegan

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.

Mary Kay

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

William Congreve

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Every habit makes our hand more witty, and out wit more handy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

Advice for the day: If you have a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two, and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.

Practical Clever Quotes

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

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.

George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Anyone who uses the phrase “easy as taking candy from a baby” has never tried taking candy from a baby.

Every rule has an exception. Especially this one.

Every rule has an exception. Especially this one.

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The best way to destroy and enemy is to make him a friend.

Abraham Lincoln

He who wrestles with us, strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke

Optimism: Waiting for a ship to come in when you haven’t sent one out.

Confessions may be good for the soul, but they are bad for the reputation.

Love is staying up all night with a sick child, or a healthy adult.

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

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford

A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.

Lucille Ball

I’m an angel. The horns are only there to hold up the halo.

Suzanne Wrightt

Intelligent Quote

Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals.

Amit Kalantri

Delusions are often functional. A mother’s opinions about her children’s beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.

Mark’s Dental-Chair Discovery: Dentists are incapable of asking questions that require a simple yes or no answer.

Creativity is the catalyst for brilliant accomplishments, but it is also the greatest obstacle.

Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness

Charlie Chaplin

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones, and little ones into none at all.

Chinese Proverb

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

Knowledge is proud she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Give a man a match, and he’ll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

Cunning Quotes

Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk and talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.

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

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

Albert Einstein

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

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Never try to have the last word. You might get it.”

Robert Heinlein

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

Woodrow Wilson

Never interrupt your opponent while he’s making a mistake.

You never learn anything by doing it right.

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

Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.

Patrick Rothfuss

It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.

William Whitelaw

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