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    A bit of lusting after someone does wonders for the skin.

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    A book is like a man - clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.

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    ABOYNE (vb.) To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him.

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    A brilliant mind was never as clever as three average minds sniffing after something of interest.

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    Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right.

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    A bumper of good liquor Will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge or vicar.

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    A clever graduate student could teach Fourier something new, but surely no one claims that he could teach Archimedes to reason better.

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    A clever man can see the world from a cave much better than a stupid man can from the top of a mountain!

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    A clever man without wisdom is like a beautiful flower without fragrance.

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    A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

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    A clever quote opens new paths in the minds of the clever!

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    A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.

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    A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn't really care, wisdom does.

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    A clever woman often compromises her husband; a stupid woman only compromises herself.

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    A clever general... avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return. This is the art of studying moods. Disciplined and calm, he awaits the appearance of disorder and hubbub among the enemy. This is the art of retaining self-possession.

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    A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.

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    Action will destroy your procrastination.

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    A culture in which guilt is automatically assumed to be neurotic and unhealthy has devised a remarkably clever way of protecting its self-interest.

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    A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbols mean nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.

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    A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated of illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not.

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    A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.

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    Advisers who think that they are very clever while all around them are a bit thick, and that all the problems of the world would be solved if the thick listened to the clever, are liable to be disappointed.

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    A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented.

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    A father may have a child who is ugly and lacking in all the graces, and the love he feels for him puts a blindfold over his eyes so that he does not see his defects but considers them signs of charm and intelligence and recounts them to his friends as if they were clever and witty.

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    A fool is a person who guesses and gets it wrong, a clever man is one who guesses, regardless of time period, and gets it right.

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    A fool tries to look different: a clever man looks the same and is different.

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    After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.

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    After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

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    Age is a clever thief. It takes a little from you each day, so you're not aware of your loss until it'd irreversible.

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    A good lawyer knows the law; a clever one takes the judge to lunch.

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    Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.

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    Ah, how lucky are the lieutenants, the six-foot Junkers, and all the rest of the Don Juan clan!... The bookworm, be he ever so decent and clever, is really only pleasing to himself and a small handful of others. The world passes him by and beckons to life and beauty ... to gay and handsome creatures to whom the hearts of their fellow men continue to turn.

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    A good Judoka never anticipates his action in a match, but his mind is as clever as a polished mirror which enables him to foresee precisely anything to happen and he displays freedom of his physique to cope with any change. Such mental state and physical action are called sei or tranquility and do or action, sometimes they are called ju and go or tenderness and sturdiness, in and yo or negative and positive, etc.

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    A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.

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    All my friends make really small, naturalistic, dialogue-heavy movies, so I'm kind of used to that. I didn't want my movie to be rambly and I didn't want it to be cutesy, or quirky, or clever.

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    Alafair Burke understands the criminal mind. Long Gone is both an education and an entertainment of the first order. This is a very clever and very smart novel by a very clever and smart writer. The dialogue crackles, the plot is intriguing, and the pacing is perfect.

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    A just cause needs no interpreting. It carries its own case. But the unjust argument since it is sick, needs clever medicine.

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    All my life I've wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought

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    All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. All change is the result of a change in the contemporary state of mind.

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    All true success flows out of giving something to someone.

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    All that is unfair, offends us if it's not beneficial for us

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    A lot of modern comedies are difficult to watch too, because they're so ironic and so detached and so quote-unquote clever. They kind of keep you at arm's length. They can be really funny, but they're not really nourishing.

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    A lot of clever people have got everything except judgement

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    Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Beta.

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    A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they're very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what's really important and not read them - don't dive into it and don't get caught up in it.

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    A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.

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    Always think about how a piece of code should be used: good interfaces are the essence of good code. You can hide all kinds of clever and dirty code behind a good interface if you really need such code.

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    Although individuals may be highly intelligent, they are sometimes dogged by skepticism and doubts. They are clever, but they tend to be hesitant and skeptical and are never really able to settle down. These people are the least receptive.

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    Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

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    A man has made great progress in cunning when he does not seem too clever to others.