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1. "The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists."
Author: A. N. Wilson
2. "When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people."
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
3. "I don't know." That was typical Sajaki; like all the genuinely clever people Sylveste had met he knew better than to feign understanding where none existed."
Author: Alastair Reynolds
4. "So the small things came into their own: small acts of helping others, if one could; small ways of making one's own life better: acts of love, acts of tea, acts of laughter. Clever people might laugh at such simplicity, but, she asked herself, what was their own solution?"
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
5. "The clever people at CERN are smashing particles together in the hope that Doctor Who will turn up and tell them to stop"
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
6. "Gilks sighed. ‘You're a clever man, Cjelli, I grant you that,' he said, ‘but you make the samemistake a lot of clever people do of thinking everyone else is stupid."
Author: Douglas Adams
7. "Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties."
Author: Emil Nolde
8. "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."
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
9. "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."
Author: Frank Moore Colby
10. "To make clever people believe we are what we are not is in most instances harder than really to become what we want to seem to be."
Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
11. "Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness."
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
12. "In Paris, where raillery is so quick to throw emotion out the window, silence, in a roomful of clever people after a story, is the most flattering of all marks of success"
Author: Jules Amédée Barbey D'Aurevilly
13. "Honestly, I just assume that whatever is going to happen to me is going to happen. There it goes: someone is there, someone isn't there. This girl is here. This food is here. I think the clever people are the ones who do a little as possible."
Author: Kevin Ayers
14. "Because it is a monopoly, government brings inefficiency and stagnation to most things it runs; government agencies pursue the inflation of their budgets rather than the service of their customers; pressure groups form an unholy alliance with agencies to extract more money from taxpayers for their members. Yet despite all this, most clever people still call for government to run more things and assume that if it did so, it would somehow be more perfect, more selfless, next time."
Author: Matt Ridley
15. "Time will come and some people will be proud of themselves that they have never believed in any religion! This honour will be belonging to the clever people of the society only! For the others, merely the deep shame will remain!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
16. "But what little I'd heard had left me amazed by how clever people were at finding ways to make each other crazy and miserable."
Author: Neal Stephenson
17. "I think clever people think that poor people are stupid."
Author: Norm MacDonald
18. "JACK.I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.ALGERNON.We have.JACK.I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about?ALGERNON.The fools? Oh! about the clever people, of course.JACK.What fools!"
Author: Oscar Wilde
19. "Meanwhile, we'd been kicked out of school at fifteen and had worked in factories and slaughtered animals for a living, but then we'd made something of ourselves, even though the whole system was against us. So how upset could we be when clever people said we were no good?"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
20. "I've driven all through America and I know there are a lot of clever people between the coasts. But they have a slightly old-fashioned view of the world. Whereas New York is one of the most multicultural, multiracial, tolerant places on Earth."
Author: Robbie Coltraine
21. "But clever people all make one mistake. They all think everyone else is stupid. And everyone isn't stupid. They just take a bit more time, that's all."
Author: Robert Harris

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