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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
  • You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross
    American businessman 1916-2001
    Percy Ross
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    A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
    American author 1902-1968
    John Steinbeck
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    A book is like a man: clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
  • Calista Flockhart
    Calista Flockhart
    American actress 1964-
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    A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they're very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what's really important and not read them - don't dive into it and don't get caught up in it.
  • Israel Zangwill
    Israel Zangwill
    British writer 1864-1926
    Israel Zangwill
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    A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
    Graham Greene
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    Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
    Frank Moore Colby
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    Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
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