Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
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)
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
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)
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)
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.
A. A. Milne
Source: Pooh's Little Instruction Book
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