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Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) English novelist .

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

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.

It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.