Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.
We think too much and feel too little.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize, And to be swift is less than to be wise.
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
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