A Quote by Lao Tzu on cleverness

He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on cleverness, genius, and wit

Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Sand and Foam

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A Quote by John Ruskin on cleverness, genius, giving, indolence, men, promises, questions, and work

Though you may have known clever men who were indolent, you never knew a great man who was so; and when I hear a young man spoken of as giving promise of great genius, the first question I ask about him always is, Does he work?

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Keats on cleverness, good, and men

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Goethe. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on cleverness and commitment

A clever man commits no minor blunders.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Humphrey "Bogey" Bogart on cleverness and justice

Major Strasser: You give him (Rick Blaine) credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he's just another blundering American. Captain Renault: We musn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918.

Humphrey Bogart (1899 - 1957)

Source: As Rick Blaine in Casablanca, 1942

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on cleverness, patience, purpose, tenacity, and worth

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight in cleverness.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: "On Medical Education," address, 1870, University College, London, in Collected Essays, vol.3, 1893

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on cleverness, good, patience, thinking, and writing

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on cleverness, clothes, contentment, good, intelligence, learning, life, people, and reality

There was once a man, Harry, called the Steppenwolf. He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal of all that people of a good intelligence can, and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: Steppenwolf

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A Quote by Herbert Sebastian Agar on civilization, cleverness, faith, hope, and promises

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.

Herbert Sebastian Agar (1897 - 1980)

Source: The People's Choice, from Washington to Harding: A Study in Democracy, 1933

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