cleverness

A Quote by Stephen Joshua Sondheim on cleverness, kindness, and passion

Am I not sensitive, clever, well-mannered, considerate, passionate, charming, as kind as I'm handsome and heir to a throne?

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930 -)

Source: Into The Woods

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A Quote by Stendhal on cleverness, fear, and religion

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Stendhal (1783 - 1842)

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A Quote by Stendhal on cleverness, fear, and religion

All religions are founded on the fear of many and the cleverness of few.

Stendhal (1783 - 1842)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on cleverness, philosophy, stupidity, understanding, and unity

I am so stupid that I cannot understand philosophy; the antithesis of this is that philosophy is so clever that it cannot comprehend my stupidity. These antitheses are mediated in a higher unity; in our common stupidity.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: PREFACES

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A Quote by Shel Silverstein on cleverness, cute, kindness, and truth

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

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)

Source: Tell Me

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on art, cleverness, and devil

But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: "It's clever, but is it Art?"

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on babies, cleverness, labor, men, women, and world

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.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

Source: The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks

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A Quote by Robert Hall on books, cleverness, and nature

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 (1764 - 1831)

Source: Gregory's Life of Hall.

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A Quote by Plato on cleverness, evil, ignorance, learning, and misfortune

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.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on cleverness and hell

How clever of me. I have found such a pathway into hell that I can never get back out.

Orson Scott Card

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