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Top 100 Quotes About Clever

#1. Be subtle, various, ornamental, clever, And do not listen to those critics ever Whose crude provincial gullets crave in books Plain cooking made still plainer by plain cooks. - Author: W. H. Auden
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#2. Immensely clever story, and quite creepy, in a delightfully scary way. - Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
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#3. Winter collapsed on us that year. It knelt, exhausted, and stayed. - Author: Emily Fridlund
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#4. And there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that's when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor? - Author: Cary Grant
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#5. The only way to get everything you want in life is to be very clever about what you want. - Author: George Hammond
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#6. But if you're very clever, I think there's something that can unhinge you if you're not careful. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#7. I'm out to change people's attitudes about them. Wolves are a whole lot more than just predators who feast on a rancher's herd. They're smart and clever and loyal and courageours, and sometimes they do really stupid, silly things, just like people. - Author: R.C. Ryan
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#8. To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any shape or form. - Author: Hugh Laurie
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#9. Why,' said he, 'does not the emperor, who has devised so many clever and efficient modes of improving the art of war, organize a regiment of lawyers, judges and legal practitioners, sending them in the hottest fire the enemy could maintain, and using them to save better men? - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#10. There are things roaming around inside my head as clever as Theseus in the Labyrinth. It's just that nobody ever gave them the necessary piece of string, so they'll never find their way out. - Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
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#11. There was Pauline de Rothschild, who I thought was very fabulous, and Millicent Rogers, the Standard Oil heiress, very chic, very clever, very original. I admired both those women very much. And I had a great example with my mother, who was extremely chic. - Author: Iris Apfel
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#12. If one were to entrust the organisation of public life to the devil, he could not invent a more clever device. - Author: Simone Weil
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#13. With her enchanting songs, her rare beauty, and clever tricks, this wild 'wanderess' ensnared my soul like a gypsy-thief, and led me foolish and blind to where you find me now. The first time I saw her, fires were alight. It was a spicy night in Barcelona. The air was fragrant and free. - Author: Roman Payne
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#14. There is no such thing as too much swearing. Swearing is just a piece of linguistic mechanics. The words in-between are the clever ones. - Author: Peter Capaldi
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#15. Let us people who are so uncommonly clever and learned have a great tenderness and pity for the poor folks who are not endowed with the prodigious talents which we have. - Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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#16. We are never more clever than in the creation of ways to destroy ourselves. - Author: Marcus Sakey
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#17. When, in his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan famously said government is the problem, not the solution, he established the Republican mantra that has not changed in all the years since. It was a clever bit of rhetoric, but it has turned too many Republicans into economic simpletons. - Author: David Horsey
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#18. Sports became a favorite subject of reflection and will soon be the only way of thinking - Author: Vasily Klyuchevsky
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#19. The point that I think myself to be so terribly clever is the precise point at which I am beginning to think myself to be god-like, which causes me to become God-less. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#20. To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. - Author: Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
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#21. Clever modern man is so witless that he thinks moral silence and empty conscience are an advantage. - Author: Michael Leunig
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#22. Wish I could say it was a deviously clever move, but the truth is I've got grace management issues. - Author: A&E Kirk
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#23. I have always been very fond of them (drama critics) ... I think it is so frightfully clever of them to go night after night to the theatre and know so little about it. - Author: Noel Coward
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#24. Well, Henry, if I were you I wouldn't worry", said the lawyer. "My belief is that your boy's born lucky, and in the long run that's better than to be born clever or rich. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#25. We often feel that a clever aphorism captures a truth that would require pages to defend in any other way. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#26. In the end, the thing that really stays with you is not that you were clever enough to connect a sketch to another sketch, but what really sticks with you is when you just have an incredible moment happen, or execute a really funny idea. - Author: Bob Odenkirk
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#27. Oh! No, I only mean what I have read about. It always puts me in mind of the country that Emily and her father travelled through, in The Mysteries of Udolpho. But you never read novels, I dare say?" "Why not?" "Because they are not clever enough for you - gentlemen read better books. - Author: Jane Austen
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#28. Clever's not enough to hold me - I want characters who are more than devices to be moved about for Effect. - Author: Laura Anne Gilman
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#29. The best of fiction, as we know, of course, doesn't tell the truth; it tales the truth. - Author: Criss Jami
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#30. Which means that in order to defeat her, I have to think of a way to defeat myself. And how can I be a better fighter than myself, if she knows the same strategies I know, and is exactly as resourceful and clever as I am? - Author: Veronica Roth
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#31. Is she a very clever little actress, acting a part? Or is she a genuine semi-moronic suicidal victim? - Author: Agatha Christie
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#32. More than anything I have learned that we are all frail people, vulnerable and wounded; it is just that some of us are more clever at concealing it than others! And of course the great joke is that it is O.K. to be frail and wounded because that is the way the almighty transcendent God made people. - Author: Sheila Cassidy
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#33. Obviously people want social calm, but if you do not let clever and ingenious people to participate, obviously there must be some dormant volcano that will erupt, sooner or later. - Author: Lech Walesa
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#34. Some thought he was quite wicked, but in truth, he was no more or less than any other crow: enamored of bright new things, and too clever to get them by the usual path. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#35. I had a dream about you. I licked your cone of ice cream. It was envelope flavored. - Author: Melody Sohayegh
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#36. I'm crazy. I know I'm crazy 'cause Desmond Tutu told me, and he's very clever. He said, 'You must free yourself, be more of who you are. Be more crazy.' And I'm going to. - Author: Craig Ferguson
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#37. The girl has proven herself to be more clever than I would have given her credit for. Kai dragged his hand through his hair, extinguishing an unexpected spark of pride. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#38. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. - Author: Aristophanes
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#39. A clever man commits no minor blunders. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#40. She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited. - Author: Kate Chopin
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#41. I've never been clever with money. I will buy anything at the top of the market. - Author: Hugh Laurie
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#42. Brother Maical's wisdom lies in knowing he is not clever and letting himself be led. The foolishness of mankind is that we do not do the same. - Author: Mark Lawrence
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#43. Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road. - Author: Karen Blixen
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#44. She wondered how Dr. Watson - a clever man in his own right - had lasted so many years without bashing his roommate over the head out of sheer frustration. - Author: Emma Jane Holloway
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#45. To use strong language, she thought, was a sign of bad temper and lack of concern for others. Such people were not clever or bold simply because they used such language; each time they opened their mouths they proclaimed I am a person who is poor in words. - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#46. I was clever enough to know that John Donne was offering something that was awfully enjoyable. I just wasn't clever enough to actually enjoy it. - Author: Wallace Shawn
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#47. It's always worthwhile speaking to a clever man. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#48. By the time the clever reaches the clouds, the genius is already on the stars. - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#49. Between thought and expression lies a lifetime. - Author: Lou Reed
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#50. I'm a really huge John Prine fan; I love his clever conversationalist songs. - Author: Kacey Musgraves
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#51. I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#52. But clever people all make one mistake. They all think everyone else is stupid. And everyone isn't stupid. They just take a bit more time, that's all. - Author: Robert Harris
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#53. It was a hard name having growing up as a child. Some kids would call me names like "Birbiglebug" and "Birbibliography" and "Faggot". Some were more clever than others. - Author: Mike Birbiglia
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#54. Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#55. The Doctor: Doctor Song, you've got that face on again.
River: What face?
The Doctor: The "He's hot when he's clever" face.
River: This is my normal face.
The Doctor: Yes it is.
River: Oh, shut up.
The Doctor: Not a chance. - Author: Steven Moffat
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#56. In the next few years I'd love to play a female version of Doctor Who. I know exactly how I would play her - she would be crafty in a clever kind of way. - Author: Billie Piper
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#57. I get really upset seeing my friends who are mums crying because they feel like they're not good enough. Clever, confident, kind young women all going, 'I'm ruining my child's life.' - Author: Daisy Donovan
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#58. The world must be rather a rough place for clever people. Ordinary folk dislike them, and as for themselves, they hate each other most cordially. - Author: Jerome K. Jerome
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#59. You count snouts," Straha said. "Whichever side can persuade most snouts to join it prevails. It does not have to be clever. It does not have to be wise. It only needs to be popular. - Author: Harry Turtledove
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#60. My clever baton holds your unnatural sorcery in abeyance. - Author: Jack Vance
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#61. Wall Street is littered with clever plans to use financial instruments to change behavior - carbon trading, for example. Some have changed the world, and others failed miserably. - Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin
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#62. Humans are not the fastest or the strongest animals on the planet, but when it comes to survival, we have had the unique advantage of being clever. - Author: David Perlmutter
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#63. Character actor' is a technical term denoting a clever stage performer who cannot act, and therefore makes an elaborate study of the disguises and stage tricks by which acting can be grotesquely simulated. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#64. Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated beware-it is probably self-indulgence. - Author: Donald A. Norman
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#65. If you are anything like me
Clever, fond of goat cheese, and devilishly handsome
then you have undoubtedly read many books. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#66. Today's religion will be the future's mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. - Author: Steven Crocker
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#67. You see, Earthman, they really are particularly clever hyper-intelligent pandimensional beings. Your planet and people have formed the matrix of an organic computer running a ten-million-year research program ... . Let me tell you the whole story. It'll take a little time. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#68. In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering among innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#69. You're very patronizing," I pointed out. "Very clever of you to notice, girlie. Have a look at this. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#70. To ugly ducklings everywhere,
Don't worry about those fluffy yellow morons:
They'll never get to be swans - Author: Zoe Marriott
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#71. My host at Richmond, yesterday morning, could not sufficiently express his surprise that I intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford, and still farther. He however was so kind as to send his son, a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor. - Author: Karl Philipp Moritz
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#72. A charming fellow, and so clever: he models himself on me. - Author: Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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#73. It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent - like a carrier pigeon. - Author: George Eliot
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#74. I don't think we are going to become extinct. We're very clever and extremely resourceful - and we will find ways of preserving ourselves, of that I'm sure. But whether our lives will be as rich as they are now is another question. - Author: David Attenborough
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#75. Cities make people sick; they create living dead! Get away from the cities in every possible occasion! River does no harm to you; forest does no harm to you; wild flowers do no harm to you! When you are in nature, you are amongst the friends! Be clever, be in the nature! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#76. There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience. - Author: George Pierce Baker
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#77. I'm stripped and vital, and I see rules that almost fit. And if I voice my opinion, will you stay and sit? And as I stand here screaming in despair, I say yes this is my life and yes you should care. - Author: Tegan Quin
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#78. I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever. - Author: Brian Celio
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#79. The right thoughts of the clever man are a ladder which takes you higher places. By climbing these ladders, one day you yourself become such a ladder itself! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#80. I thought I was pretty damn clever. She said that was all right, she'd make three wishes. The first was that I wouldn't piss this money away being an idiot and forgetting I had - Author: Nora Roberts
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#81. I'm always trying to think of something clever and fun to do with the music. There's so many cool things musicians and artists can do with their products. - Author: Robert Coppola Schwartzman
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#82. Honest folks, born and bred in a visible manner, were mostly not overwise or clever _ at least, not beyond such a matter as knowing the signs of the weather; and the process by which rapidity and dexterity of any kind were acquired was so wholly hidden, that they partook of the nature of conjuring. - Author: George Eliot
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#83. "All men are created equal." "Government by consent of the governed." "Give me liberty or give me death." And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#84. That cat was a spy. You had to take a pot shot at it. It was a very clever German midget dressed up in a cheap fur coat. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#85. I am not quite sure whether clever men ever dance. - Author: George Eliot
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#86. I little miss that part, why you want to kill me??
Because I'm not afraid of choosing and you are??
I'm clever and this is like a gift and you are stupid and you can't say it. Because your self confidence goes lower and lower. - Author: Deyth Banger
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#87. I went up to Prince and said 'I'm a big fan of your stuff' and he looked at me and just walked off ... left me standing there like a ****. He's a prat, but a clever prat. - Author: Elton John
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#88. The greatest fools in the universe are men who think they are smarter than women. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#89. She was clever, and beautiful, and hard as burnished bronze. - Author: Sharon Cameron
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#90. It is the individual voice, present to itself, that needs to be heard. We need to hear the process of the musician working on himself. We don't need to hear who is more clever with synthesizers. Our cleverness has created the world we live in, which in many ways, we're sorry about. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#91. Even the worst that happens to you can be converted into GOLD if you are clever enough. - Author: Curtis Jackson
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#92. Obama's gift for delivering set-piece oratorical tours de force had special resonance to Americans fed up with a president who could hardly string two words together without a collision of syntax and whose idea of clever was the single entendre. - Author: Tina Brown
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#93. I find often I'm wandering around the park with my kids, and I notice something, and I think, 'Oh, I could come up with a clever Facebook post about that.' It's like, 'Wait a minute - that's not what I should be thinking. I should be present in the moment with my kids.' - Author: Marshall Curry
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#94. Be good, sweet maid, and don't forget that this involves being as clever as you can. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#95. Some people think that I haven't got the brains to be that clever. - Author: David Beckham
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#96. 25At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way! - Author: Anonymous
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#97. When you reach the top, don't forget about the cats who fought alongside you on the way there. Maybe they weren't as strong, as clever, or as brave as you, but they still gave everything for what they believed in. - Author: Erin Hunter
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#98. 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. - Author: Madeleine De Souvre, Marquise De ...
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#99. Most people are clever because they don't know how to be honest. William Gaddis, The Recognitions. - Author: William Gaddis
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#100. If your children want to alter society, listen to their reasons and the idealism behind them. Don't crush them with some clever remark straight away. - Author: Prince Charles
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