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He who uses trickery should at least make use of his judgment to learn that he can scarcely hide treacherous conduct for very long among clever men who are determined to find him out, although they may pretend to be deceived in order to disguise their knowledge of his deceitfulness. (Quote by - Magdeleine Sable)

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long: And so make life, death, and that vast forever One grand sweet song. (Quote by - Charles Kingsley)

Women say . . . that if men had to have babies there would soon be no babies in the world. . . . I have sometimes wished that some clever man would actually have a baby in some new labor-saving way; then all men could take it up, and one of the oldest taunts in the world would be stilled forever. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. (Quote by - John Peel)

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. (Quote by - Will Durant)

Every civilization rests on a set of promises. . . . If the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes. (Quote by - Herbert Sebastian Agar)

When you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

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. (Quote by - Randolph Bourne)

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. (Quote by - Aristophanes)

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say. (Quote by - Will Durant)

It is a very clever merger and we hope it will go on. The prime minister has understood that he had to move. It shows that he understands the world in a very clever way. (Quote by - Clara Gaymard)

No accident so grave but that the clever man can turn it to some good; no luck so great but that the fool can twist it to his hurt. (Quote by - Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

I have never been clever enough - or egotistical enough to spend 300 pages dipping into the sludge of my own subconscious. (Quote by - Winston Graham)

It is not given to the cleverest and the most calculating of mortals to know with certainty what is their interest. Yet it is given to quite a lot of simple folk to know everyday what is their duty. (Quote by - Contributed by: Maya Elhalal)

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. (Quote by - Walter Kerr)

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend. (Quote by - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)

Deprived of the company of fools, a great wit does not seem half so clever. (Quote by - Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

Clever talk can confound the workings of virtue, just as small impatiences can confound great projects. (Quote by - Confucius)

How clever of me. I have found such a pathway into hell that I can never get back out. (Quote by - Orson Scott Card)

She has her gown nicely in place tonight, doesnt she? Black velvet and sparkles, not a thread left hanging. Clever girl, this city. Even the sky is her friend. (Quote by - Terry Brooks)

I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind. (Quote by - Arthur Schopenhauer)

This is very clever. They have created a system to cheat. (Quote by - Charles Davenport)

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?. (Quote by - Calvin & Hobbes)


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