110 Clever Quotes That Are Catchy, Funny And Witty!

Looking for inspirational quotes about being clever? We have rounded up the best collection of clever quotes, sayings, captions, and status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to deal with real-life situations intelligently.

These funny clever words, thoughts, one-liners, by great authors, leaders, actors, personalities, etc will make you think about life, success, money, love and more.

Clever people are smart, witty, and intelligent. They get out of difficult situations very quickly. A clever person has a brilliant mind and is well aware of things happening around them.

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People who are clever are gifted with the art of turning complex situations to their favor. It comes naturally to them. They know how to use a person or a situation for their own benefits. With the use of humor and wit, they overcome situations very smartly.

There are many traits that a successful leader should have. While being motivating and inspiring are the top of the list qualities that come to mind first, another important characteristic is the ability to be funny, witty, and clever in stuck up situations.

These interesting quotes on being clever are divided into these sections;

  • Clever Quotes & Sayings
  • Clever Quotes About Life
  • Catchy Clever Quotes To Make You Think

Clever Quotes And Sayings

  1. “If you can’t convince them confuse them.” – Harry S. Truman                                                 
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  2. “Hey, I found your nose. It was in my business.”

  3. “Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.” – Plato

  4. “I don’t have a dirty mind, I have a sexy imagination.”

  5. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Unknown

  6. “Work hard in silence, let success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean                                         

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    clever quotes

  7. “Better foolish and honest than clever and false.” – Paula Brackston

  8. “Clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.” – J.K. Rowling

  9. “Living on earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.”

  10. “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” – Albert Einstein

  11. “I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I’m thinking of making a few more.” – Cheryl Cole                                                                                                                               
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    clever sayings

  12. “Speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

  13. “Never judge a person for their mistakes, judge a person on how they fix them.” ― Barbara O’Connor                                                                                                                       
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    clever phrases

  14. “A person with a sharp tongue will eventually cut themselves.” – J. Robson Koenig

  15. “How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant.” – Jane Austen

  16. “A good lawyer knows the law; a clever one takes the judge to lunch.” – Mark Twain

  17. “Those who are clever, who have a brain, never understand anything.” – Walt Disney

  18. “To be clever in argument is not rationality but rationalization.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky

  19. “Everybody is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.” – Edgard Varèse                                                                                                                                   

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    quotes about cleverness

  20. “If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.” – Elbert Hubbard

  21. “Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.” – Hermann Hesse

  22. “A part of cleverness is not underestimating the cleverness of your opponent.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

  23. “Minds like razors remain sharp and bright, only if kept in use, otherwise they rust.” – M. K. Soni

  24. “They say never judge a book by its cover but they also said a picture is worth a thousand words.” – Unknown                                                                                                                     
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    clever quotes to make you think

  25. “The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.” – Mary Pettibone Poole

  26. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde

  27. “A clever person turns great troubles into little ones, and little ones into none at all.” – Chinese Proverb

  28. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
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    clever quotes images

  29. “When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.”- Irving Layton

  30. “The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.” – Rudyard Kipling

  31. “Simple is clever. Complicated just means you haven’t been clever enough to reduce “it” to its essence.” – Phil Dourado

  32. “We often feel that a clever aphorism captures a truth that would require pages to defend in any other way.” – Steven Pinker

  33. “It’s the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.” – Gilbert Parker

  34. “Being clever was when you looked at how things were and used the evidence to work out something new.” – Mark Haddon

  35. “Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and renders the greatest fools clever.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  36. “We stopped checking for monsters under our beds when we realized they were inside us. Which explains why my rectum hurts.”

  37. “If you want to achieve your goal, the strategy you are using need not be clever or original but it should bring results.” – Andrii Sedniev

  38. “There are no circumstances, however unfortunate, that clever people do not extract some advantage from.” – Francois La Rochefoucauld

  39. “Don’t bother about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust in hard work, perseverance, and determination.” – Frederick Treves

  40. “We’re as clever as we think we are, but we’ll be a lot cleverer when we learn to use not just one brain but to pool huge numbers of brains.” – Lewis Thomas

  41. “Clever is when one is crafty enough to mistake your imagination for intelligence. Smart is when one assumes they are too educated to notice the difference.” – Kerry E. Wagner

  42. “A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.” – Carl Von Linne

  43. “The great Chinese classics have always said that it’s better not to fight; that the clever man achieves his ends without violence; that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.” – John Keegan

  44. “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.” – Winston Churchill

Clever Quotes About Life

  1. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

  2. “Clever tyrants are never punished.” – Voltaire

  3. “To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.” – Unknown                                               
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    Witty Quotes to Sharpen Your Cleverness

  4. “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye!!!!!”

  5. “Arguing with a fool proves there are two.” – Doris M. Smith

  6. “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare
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    catchy clever quotes

  7. “If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind.” – Alfred Fripp

  8. “It’s okay if you disagree with me. I can’t force you to be right.” – Unknown                               
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    clever quotes about life

  9. “Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.” – Oliver Goldsmith

  10. “Clever men are good, but they are not the best.” – Thomas Carlyle

  11. “A woman who knows what she is worth is not afraid to eat alone.”

  12. “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. “I think being nice is more important than being clever.” – Ricky Gervais

  14. “I haven’t failed at anything, I’ve just found all the wrong ways of doing it!!”

  15. “More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” – Charlie Chaplin                                                                                                                                                             
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    funny clever quotes

  16. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

  17. “Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.” – Patrick Rothfuss

  18. “Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell

  19. “We study history not to be clever in another time, but to be wise always.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  20. “The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.” – George R.R. Martin

  21. “Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate…” – Terry Pratchett

  22. “It doesn’t matter how carefully you choose your words. There will always be someone that twists them.”

  23. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

  24. “Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

  25. “But now I am six. And I’m clever as clever. And now I think I’ll stay six now forever and ever.” – A. A. Milne

  26. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” – Wayne W. Dyer

  27. “Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

  28. “You got to be smart you got to be clever and not get hit and when your able to do this your a fighter.” – Cus D’Amato

  29. “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard P. Feynman

  30. “By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

  31. “You noticed that I wore this outfit twice? Why, the only thing you wear twice is a sour expression.” – L.M. Montgomery

  32. “Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.” – Alexander Pope

  33. “The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him.” – Sun Tzu

  34. “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz

  35. “It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.” – William Whitelaw

  36. “Which would you rather be if you had the choice – divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?” – L.M. Montgomery

  37. “The most powerful weapon known is the weapon of blessing. Therefore, a clever person relies on it. He wins with peace, not with war.” – Laozi

  38. “Pretending to care what men think is an art. It takes moments to learn, but lifetimes to master. I’d like to believe I’m an expert.” – Dennis Sharpe

  39. “Never be afraid to try something new… An amateur built the ark that lasted forty days and forty nights; professionals built the titanic that sank.”

  40. “My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.” – Jane Austen

  41. “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell

  42. “If a child does well at something, even if it just a game, tell them how clever they are for being able to do it and praise all the little things, this will encourage them to want to do it again.” – Sara Deedley

Catchy Clever Quotes To Make You Think

These quick-witted and smart quotes, one-liners, status messages, will lighten the air, add humor to your conversations, and will make it easy to break the ice show your fun side too. We have covered the following in the post for you;

These clever lines with a pinch of sarcasm will surely tickle your funny bone. These humorous quotes are sure an answer to all stupidity you face day in and out.

  1. “Real Eyes. Realize. Real Lies.”

  2. “Look for the answer inside your question.” – Rumi

  3. “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

  4. “My clever comebacks usually surface an hour too late.”

  5. “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi

  6. “Broken Irish is better than clever English.” – Irish Proverb

  7. “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving is not for you.”

  8. “The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.” – Oscar Wilde

  9. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

  10. “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” – George Bernard Shaw

  11. “An intellectual solves a problem. A genius avoids it.” – Albert Einstein

  12. “It’s far better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

  13. “One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.” – Robert A. Heinlein

  14. “The most effective form of learning is practice, not planning.” – James Clear

  15. “If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.”

  16. “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” – Rick Riordan

  17. “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” – Abraham Lincoln

  18. “Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

  19. “Push will get a person almost anywhere- except through a door marked “pull.””

  20. “You’ll lose a lot of money, chasing women. But you’ll never lose women, chasing money.”

  21. “The worst sort of clever men are those who know better than the Bible.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

  22. “Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people seem bright until they talk!” – Unknown

  23. “A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.” – Lucille Ball

  24. “Retirement must be wonderful. I mean, you can suck in your stomach for only so long.” – Burt Reynolds

  25. “If men had wings and bore black feathers, Few of them would be clever enough to be crows.” – Henry Ward Beecher


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