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An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I kept bugging them about making it more upscale, because I felt Abby, through her cleverness and business sense, was a character who would move up. And that's what she did.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
Lord Hallsham: How did he find out about the unfortunate and her child?
Sir Charles Warren: Well, he has that kind of cleverness you'll sometimes find in the middle classes. A cheap sort of intelligence, but effective nevertheless.
Lord Hallsham: Hmm. Thank God that's not something you're burdened by.
Sir Charles Warren: Yes, thank God.More [04/12/2007 12:04:00]
[Wendy sews Peter's shadow to his feet]



Peter:
Oh, the cleverness of me.



Wendy:
Of course, I did nothing...



Peter:
You did a little.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Wendy:
Oh, the cleverness of you.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.More [04/14/2009 12:04:00]
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.More [08/27/2011 01:08:00]
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of the m ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.More [10/21/2011 09:10:07]
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.More [10/22/2011 03:10:43]
He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it. He just wasn't going to give you any more money.More [02/04/2012 02:02:04]
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
What a curious picture it is to find man, homo sapiens, of divine origin, we are told, seriously considering going underground to escape the consequences of his own folly. With a little wisdom and foresight, surely it is not yet necessary to forsake life in the fresh air and in the warmth of the sunlight. What a paradox if our own cleverness in science should force us to live underground with the moles.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire itMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is great cleverness to known when to conceal one's clevernessMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness is not wisdomMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothingMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankindMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We need at times, some of us at most times, that Charity from others which, being Love Himself in them, loves the unlovable. But this, though a sort of love we need, is not the sort we want. We want to be loved for our cleverness, beauty, generosity, fairness, usefulness. The first hint that anyone is offering us the highest love of all is a terrible shock. This is so well recognized that spiteful people will pretend to be loving us with Charity precisely because they know that it will wound us. To say to one who expecMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness is not wisdom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We threw memory at any problem we could find; that was really the cleverness of [the Alto],More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Basically, if you could get a good trailer out of the script, Roger had no objection to you making a really good movie. He liked it if you did. He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it. He just wasn't going to give you any more money.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in; machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life wMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The thing is, comedy's gone in a weird direction. People are really into ironic comedy and fakeness and cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise... not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness isn't always true nor is the truth always cleverMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. A handsome woman talks nonsense, you listen and hear not nonsense but cleverness. She says and does horrid things, and you see only charm. And if a handsome woman does not say stupid or horrid things, you at once persuade yourself that she is wonderfully clever and moral.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness is like rouge - liberal application makes a woman look common and desperate. Wit is knowing how to apply it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I remember devouring the entire Hardy Boys series over one summer, enthralled by their bravery and cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The bold are helpless without cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cleverness is cheap. It is faith that He praises.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy-they're given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll probably be to the detriment of your choices.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love is the ark appointed for the righteous,
Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Courage, not cleverness; not even inspiration, is the grain of mustard that grows up to be a great tree.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
it must be plain also that we should not anxiously strive for riches and honors by relying on our own diligence or cleverness or by depending on the favor of men or by trusting in the notion of good luck, but that we should always expect the Lord to direct us to the lot he has provided for us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I always thought there was some cleverness to the joke diet in which you could eat as much as you want and as often as you want, but everything must be consumed naked in front of a full-length mirror. That would deter me!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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