Slyness Quotes

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.

Joey Adams

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.

Mary Pettibone Poole

Money is a good servant, but a poor master.

Dominique Bouhours

It is great cleverness to know when to conceal ones cleverness.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.

Elbert Einstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Thomas Henry Huxley

Too great cleverness is but deceptive delicacy, true delicacy is the most substantial cleverness.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Oscar Wilde

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.

Adolf Hitler

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.

Frank Moore Colby

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure

Clarence Darrow

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde

He is a self-made man and worships his creator.

John Bright

For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook.

Quentin Crisp

... looking down upon those beautiful shoulders and white arms and head of soft and shining hair, it was hard to believe she was in some conspiracy of which she had kept her husband in ignorance with the slyness of a snake. I felt sorry for him. So at the moment of my first doubt of her, I found that pity--begging your pardon!--had at last made me ready to forget that I had never liked him or his cold ways, and ready ...

Richard Washburn Child

... had his postman's knock rung through the dark of the house when the eldest of the three grim men would always run to the door. O, what a face had he. There was more slyness in it than ever his beard could hide. He would put out a gristly hand; and into it Amuel Sleggins would put the letter from China, and rejoice that his duty was done, and would turn and stride away. And the fields lit up ...

Lord Dunsany

... on very fairly well with Sergeant Cuff so far. But the slyness with which he slipped in that last question put me on my guard. In plain English, I didn't at all relish the notion of helping his inquiries, when those inquiries took him (in the capacity of snake in the grass) ...

Wilkie Collins

... not that his face was much lined, but all the blood and colour seemed to have faded from his body, and even his eyes, which last he kept usually closed, as though the light distressed him. There was an unspeakable degree of slyness in his expression, which kept me ill at ease; he seemed to lie there with his arms folded, like a spider waiting for prey. His speech was very deliberate and courteous, but scarce louder than ...

Robert Louis Stevenson

... evening. I have just returned from St. Germain. Everything is settled--with more slyness on my part. I begin to think I am a born Jesuit; there must have been some detestable sympathy between Father Benwell ...

Wilkie Collins

There's a little bit of hooker in every woman. A little bit of hooker and a little bit of God.

Andre Gide

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Updated On : July 26, 2011
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