Tell me I'm clever, tell me I'm kind. Tell me I'm talented, tell me I'm cute. Tell me I'm sensitive, graceful and wise. Tell me I'm perfect – but tell me the truth.
Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.peter brimelow
Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.livy
The really clever thing, in affairs of this sort, is not to win a woman already desired by everyone, but to discover such a prize while she is still unknown.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy.joseph pulitzer
With all the clever brains in America it would be great to see more investment and focus on this essential research!louise burfitt-dons
I don't think you can ever count somebody like her out. Because she may appear one way, but she's very clever.britney spears
"My clever baton holds your unnatural sorcery in abeyance."jack vance
A conjuring trick with bones only proves that it is as clever as a conjuring trick with bones? A resuscitated corpse might be a resuscitated corpse and might be the sign of something, butthere isstill the questionof what it is the symbol of.David Edward Jenkins
And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant, insufferable master.(John) Robinson Jeffers
Beware of anything that promises freedom or enlightenmenttraps for eager and clever foolsa dog has a keener noseevery creature in a cave can justify himself. Three-fourths of philosophyand literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.
TV—a clever contraction, derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. We call it a medium, because nothing's well done.Goodman Ace
Devious, underachieving, school-hating, irreverent, [and] clever.nancy cartwright
He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.robert hall
[Robert Mugabe] was a very clever bloke and he worked with me for as long as he thought it was going to help him. Once again, it was just to keep himself in power. I give that answer to all questions about Mugabe because that is all there is to it. Everything he has ever done is about keeping himself in power: Dictators and fascists all over the world think like that.ian smith
For the task assigned them Men aren't smart enough or sly Any rogue can blind them With a clever lie.bertolt brecht
The disease having been caused by allowing cleverness to displace wisdom, no amount of clever research is likely to produce a cure.e. f. schumacher
I like the copious, shapeless, warm, not so very clever, but extremely easy and rather coarse aspect of things; the talk of men in clubs and public-houses; of miners half naked in drawers the forthright, perfectly unassuming, and without end in view except dinner, love, money and getting along tolerably; that which is without great hopes, ideals, or anything of that kind; what is unassuming except to make a tolerably, good job of it. I like all that.virginia woolf
Unix was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
I never heard tell of any clever man that came of entirely stupid people.thomas carlyle
"I object to background music no matter how good it is. Composers want people to listen to their music , they don't want them doing something else while their music is on. I'd like to get the guy who sold all those big businessmen the idea of putting music in the elevators, for he was really clever. What on earth good does it do anybody to hear those four or eight bars while going up a few flights."
If you're trying to be clever you're sorely lacking–
If you knew that, you'd be as clever as me.