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Margot Asquith Quotes and Sayings

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He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith

It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
- Margot Asquith

His modesty amounts to deformity.
- Margot Asquith

He has a brilliant mind until he makes it up.
- Margot Asquith

 

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
- Margot Asquith

The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that
I have observed in human nature.
- Margot Asquith

Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
- Margot Asquith

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Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith

He could not see a belt without hitting below it.
- Margot Asquith

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America,
that he ever mentioned it.
- Margot Asquith

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful,
rarely comfortable, and never original.
It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate
means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
- Margot Asquith

It is always dangerous to generalize,
but the American people, while infinitely generous,
are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen,
I am inclined to think they never die.
- Margot Asquith

From the happy expression on their faces you might
have supposed that they welcomed the war.
I have met with men who loved stamps,
and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
- Margot Asquith

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

Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Take from a man his reputation for probity,
and the more shrewd and clever he is,
the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time,
you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever
comebacks you wish you'd thought of.
- Iain Banks

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

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

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

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

My idea of good company is the company of clever,
well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation;
that is what I call good company.
- Jane Austen

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

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

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

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing:
they are as clever as you.
- Irving Layton

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

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

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

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

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

TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville.
However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium
because nothing's well done.
- Goodman Ace

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

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

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

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

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

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

People care more about being thought to have taste
than about being thought either good,
clever or amiable.
- Samuel Butler

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

I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material,
than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking.
That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way,
it's too easy.
- Jim Dale

Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt.
- Tony Randall

So, deadpan I think just means not acknowledging for
one second that you think that this is funny and clever.
- Patrick Warburton

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

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

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

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

The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight;
that the clever man achieves his ends without violence;
that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.
- John Keegan

I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these
people and I didn't realize that there is something
called originality and your own voice.
- Amy Tan


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