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Percy Ross Quotes and Sayings

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A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
- Percy Ross

He who gives while he lives, get to know where it goes.
- Percy Ross

The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.
- Percy Ross

Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond,
many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.
- Percy Ross

 

You've got to ask!
Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -
and neglected -
secret to success and happiness.
- Percy Ross

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

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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

To be clever enough to get all that money,
one must be stupid enough to want it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep
concern with real application issues.
They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
- Whitfield Diffie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education without values, as useful as it is,
seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

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


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