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Letter "C" » cleverness
«Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness.»
«A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it»
«Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war.»
Author: Randolph Bourne
, state of war
«All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.»
«LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.»
Author: Sri Sathya Sai Baba
, bee sting
, Gathering The
, Pleasure and Pain
, The Sting
«I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind»
«An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.»
«Cleverness is not wisdom»
«Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.»
«An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.»