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Motivational Cleverness Quotes

May these quotes about Cleverness inspire and motivate you.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Related topics: Wisdom

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

If the Great Way perishes, there will be 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.
- Lao Tzu

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr


 

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

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

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

If you love what you are doing, you ARE a success.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind


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