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Cleverness Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about cleverness
  1. #1
    “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.′
    ‘You are mistaken,’ said he gently, ‘that is not good company, that is the best.”
  2. #2
    “She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.”
  3. #3
    “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  4. #4
    “He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.”
  5. #5
    “The way a crow
    Shook down on me
    The dust of snow
    From a hemlock tree
    Has given my heart
    A change of mood
    And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued.”
  6. #6
    “Perhaps to be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people … Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked.”
  7. #7
    “Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody cared to cross his path.”
  8. #8
    “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!”
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