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Definition of Cleverness


  1. The quality of being clever; skill; dexterity; adroitness.

Cleverness Quotations

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
Aleister Crowley

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
Tom Brown, Jr.

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Thomas Huxley

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
Raymond Chandler
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Cleverness Translations

cleverness in German is Klugheit
cleverness in Italian is saggezza
cleverness in Spanish is sapiencia
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