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Definition of Cleverness

Cleverness

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

Cleverness Quotations

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
Lao Tzu

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.
Plato

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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
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Cleverness Translations

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