cleverness

A Quote by Aristophanes on cleverness, mind, and wine

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on cleverness, confidence, and experience

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on cleverness and jokes

WITTICISM, n. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted, and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a "joke."

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on cleverness, magic, science, and wisdom

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: On Freudian theories, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on cleverness, consequences, force, life, simplicity, and world

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on cleverness and problems

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by A. A. Milne on cleverness and understanding

Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.

A. A. Milne

Source: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

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