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.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Ye're a verra clever chiel', man, but ye wad be nane the waur o'a hanging.MacQueen, Robert, Lord Braxfield
After the deed is done, one always becomes clever and philosophical.hans frank
Both Einstein and Freud were clever in leaving Germany, because both of them would doubtlessly have been caught by Himmler and murdered.hans frank
No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.Israel Zangwill
All I know is that I'm tired of being clever Everybody's clever these days Take a win Take a fall I never wanted your love But I needed it all …zooey deschanel
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism. If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.will durant
It wasn't that Microsoft was so brilliant or clever in copying the Mac, it's that the Mac was a sitting duck for 10 years. That's Apple's problem: Their differentiation evaporated.steve jobs
I don't want clever conversation, I never want to work that hard. I just want someone that I can talk to. I want you just the way you are. I need to know that you will always be, the same old someone that I knew. What will it take till you believe in me, the way that I believe in you.Billy Joel
Daisy was a consciously happy young woman without any of the usual endowments that make for conscious happiness, money apart. She was not pretty, she was not clever, she had no friends, no talents, nor even an imagination to make her think she was happy when she was really miserable. As she was never miserable, she had no need of an imagination.laura riding
Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened and empty of life, or else they are just clever word-games, in which one view wins today, and tomorrow the opposite view. Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism.Rainer Maria Rilke
Hans Grovendraad, an honest clown, By cobbling in his native town, Had earned a living ever. His work was strong and clean and fine, And none who served at Crispin's shrine Was at his trade more clever.
Nine–tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
No woman marries for money: they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him.cesare pavese
The gazelles so gentle and clever Skip lightly in frolicsome mood.Heinrich Heine
Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent Mr Toad!william hazlitt