Clever Status

Wit is educated insolence. – Aristotle

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. – Henri-Frédéric Amiel

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. – Albert Einstein

A clever mind without a heart is like a little lamp in a big cave—no warmth or charm to light the way.

Cleverness is when you believe only half of what you hear. Genius is when you know which half.

The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little. – Diogenes

The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing. – Joseph Goebbels

The cleverest character in comedy is the fool, for the fool is the precursor to the savior.

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. – Emil Nolde

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

I’m not clever. I just don’t want to be left behind. – Richard Feynman

A clever man commits no minor blunders. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.

Cleverness is not wisdom. – Euripides

A clever person understands everything. A wise person knows everyone.

The cleverest Americans combine literary expression with business zeal. – John Updike

A clever person can manipulate others, but a wise person is skilled in self-mastery.

A clever person can deceive others, but a wise person deceives only oneself.

Cleverness is a gift; kindness is a choice.

A clever person commits no minor blunders. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe