Clever Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old clever quotes, clever sayings, and clever proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet.

C. S. Lewis

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it     

George Bernard Shaw

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.

Doris M. Smith

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.     

Benjamin Disraeli

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds     

Percy Ross

Cleverness isn’t always true nor is the truth always clever

Criss Jami

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them

George R.R. Martin

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil

C. S. Lewis

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men     

George Bernard Shaw

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.     

Criss Jami

Being clever was when you looked at how things were and used the evidence to work out something new.     

Mark Haddon

Be aware. Be Curious. Be Clever. Innovation is Something to be Reckoned with.     

Daniel C. Tomas

Behind every clever man is an even cleverer woman.

Matshona Dhliwayo

The height of cleverness is in one's ability to be very clever without seeming clever at all.     

Criss Jami

There is a world of difference between being clever and being right.

Ian Driscoll

Think of something clever, witty or profound, keep it short and people may quote you.     

Bobby Darnell

Justice fails because victims used to be too kind and criminals too clever.

M.F. Moonzajer

It Is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one’s being clever.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.     

Thomas Carlyle