cleverness in a quote

"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."

"It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever."

"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."

"If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants."

"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."

"Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal."

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

"An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence."

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

Related Sources

  • Definition for "cleverness"
  • Sentence for "cleverness"
    • Nor do the workers themselves complain…
    • View More
  • Synonym for "cleverness"
  • Phrases for "cleverness"
  • Hypernym for "cleverness"
  • Etymologically Related for "cleverness"
  • Same Context for "cleverness"
35 votes