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Charles Davenport Quotes and Sayings

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This is very clever.
They have created a system to cheat.
- Charles Davenport

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
- Charles Davenport

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

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

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

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

"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)

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

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

The notion of a universality of human experience is
a confidence trick and the notion of a universality
of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
- Angela Carter

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
- Euripides

Don't be too clever for an audience.
Make it obvious.
Make the subtleties obvious also.
- Billy Wilder

Witticism.
A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet
my mind and say something clever.
- Aristophanes

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
- Thomas Carlyle

No one wants to know how clever you are.
They don't want an insight into your mind,
thrilling as it might be.
They want an insight into their own.
- Mark Haddon

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary
to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool,
than to discover who is a clever man.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much,
as intelligent Mr. Toad.
- Kenneth Grahame

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
- Israel Zangwill

People think you can't be clever if you have breasts.
- Kelly Brook

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies,
but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I don't really wanna talk about politics,
I'm not clever enough.
- Paul Weller

What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime?
Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs.
I thought that was a clever thing.
- Les Baxter

The silliest woman can manage a clever man;
but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often
a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

I write my own quotes.
Except this one.
I obviously stole this from somebody really clever.
- Brian Celio

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

They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball.
They had to do more than just give up open shots.
They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic.
- Wilt Chamberlain

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

If a film is very clever and well-written,
that's what gives you freedom as a director.
- Patrice Leconte

Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful,
one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive:
then the millstone weighs on the breast.
- Graham Greene

I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever,
by using the many gifts of the English language to
intrigue and hook a reader.
- Dick Schaap

An inefficient virus kills its host.
A clever virus stays with it.
- James Lovelock

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
- Terence

It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are.
It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.
- William Whitelaw

I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly,
but scheduling it was a nightmare.
- John Crowley

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half.
The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
- John Major

Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own
shoulders to those of others.
- Titus Livius

I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs...
like custom officers.
- Jack Dee

It's clever, but is it Art?
- Rudyard Kipling

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment,
and are always answering questions when the chief relish
of a life is to go on asking them.
- Frank Moore Colby

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
- Charles Kingsley

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
Nothing is often a good thing to say,
and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

People may say that what I do is very clever,
but it's not really at all.
It's not Swift.
- Rory Bremner

It's the people who try to be clever who never are;
the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
- Gilbert Parker

Calvin was very clever.
We did the pictures and made the commercial,
and that really worked.
- Kate Moss

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough,
before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
- Cesare Pavese

When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

I like physics.
I think it is the best science out of all three of them,
because generally it's more useful.
You learn about speed and velocity and time,
and that's all clever stuff.
- Tom Felton

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

Through clever and constant application of propaganda,
people can be made to see paradise as hell,
and also the other way round, to consider the most
wretched sort of life as paradise.
- Adolf Hitler

I enjoy doing press for something that I like,
and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever.
- Thomas Haden Church

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

We are obliged to regard many of our original minds
as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.
- Arthur Wellesley

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind,
Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute,
Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise,
Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
- Shel Silverstein

But I don't sit down at dinner and have clever ideas.
- Mark Rylance

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

Natural selection, as it has operated in human history,
favors not only the clever but the murderous.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

People often get the wrong impression of Mick.
The clever businessman is just one side of Mick.
The other side is the same as the rest of us,
a true rocker!
- Ron Wood


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