Cleverness Proverbs

Sayings about Cleverness

When luck joins in the game, cleverness scores double. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Too clever is stupid. ~ German Proverbs

A clever doctor never treats himself. ~ Chinese Proverb

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son. ~ Russian Proverbs

Experiences are the spectacles of intellect. ~ Arabian Proverb

He who is born with a weak intellect and a goiter can never be cured. ~ Italian Proverbs

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all. ~ Chinese Proverb

Words are like the spider’s web: a shelter for the clever ones and a trap for the not-so-clever. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

All clever men are birds of prey. ~ English Proverbs

The good lawyer knows the law, the clever one knows the judge. ~ American Proverbs

When you say one thing, the clever person understands three. ~ Chinese Proverb

It’s good to be clever, but not to show it. ~ French Proverbs

With the intellect of another you won’t get very far. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

The advice of a clever woman can ruin a strong town. ~ Chinese Proverb

In the presence of princes the cleverest jester is mute. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t be so clever; cleverer ones than you are in jail. ~ Russian Proverb

Wise men talk about ideas, intellectuals about facts, and the ordinary man talks about what he eats. ~ Mongolian Proverb

Quotations about Cleverness

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. ~ Naguib Mahfouz

He’s very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head. ~ Margot Asquith

Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each other. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense. ~ Terence

We can be more clever than one, but not more clever than all. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

To me, being an intellectual doesn’t mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them. ~ Jacob Bronowski

To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool! ~ Rudyard Kipling

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Too clever is dumb. ~ Ogden Nash

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. ~ William J. Durant

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

No man is clever enough to know all the evil that he does. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Nature is good, but intellect is better, as the law-giver is before the law-receiver. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the nature of intellect to strive to improve in intellectual power. ~ Hosea Ballou

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. ~ Rudyard Kipling

It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Intellect is the soul of man, the only immortal part of him. ~ Thomas Carlyle

I would prefer as a friend a good man who is ignorant than one more clever who is evil, too. ~ Euripides

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~ John Peel

God is clever, but not dishonest. ~ Albert Einstein

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. ~ Francis Bacon

Genius is intellect constructive. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

For the eye of the intellect “sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

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

Cleverness is not wisdom. ~ Euripides

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

Clever men are good, but they are not the best. ~ Thomas Carlyle

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure. ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

A man of intellect is lost unless he unites energy of character to intellect. When we have the lantern of Diogenes we must have his staff. ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

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

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

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