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Percy Ross Quotes

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A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
- Percy Ross

You've got to ask!
Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -
and neglected -
secret to success and happiness.
- Percy Ross

Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond,
many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.
- Percy Ross

He who gives while he lives, get to know where it goes.
- Percy Ross

 

The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.
- Percy Ross

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

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Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

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

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
- Arnold Bennett

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
- Israel Zangwill

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and
create fresh difficulties.
- Emil Nolde

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough,
before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
- Cesare Pavese

Clever tyrants are never punished.
- Voltaire

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often
a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
- Terence

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary
to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool,
than to discover who is a clever man.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Natural selection, as it has operated in human history,
favors not only the clever but the murderous.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith

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

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half.
The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
- John Major

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

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man
to be clever enough not to.
- Fannie Hurst

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I write my own quotes.
Except this one.
I obviously stole this from somebody really clever.
- Brian Celio

People may say that what I do is very clever,
but it's not really at all.
It's not Swift.
- Rory Bremner

The silliest woman can manage a clever man;
but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
- Charles Kingsley

I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs...
like custom officers.
- Jack Dee

What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime?
Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville.
However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium
because nothing's well done.
- Goodman Ace

When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

People think you can't be clever if you have breasts.
- Kelly Brook

For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful.
Funny.
yes.
Clever, no.
- Jilly Cooper

We are obliged to regard many of our original minds
as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It's clever, but is it Art?
- Rudyard Kipling

He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith

Calvin was very clever.
We did the pictures and made the commercial,
and that really worked.
- Kate Moss

I enjoy doing press for something that I like,
and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever.
- Thomas Haden Church

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

So, deadpan I think just means not acknowledging for
one second that you think that this is funny and clever.
- Patrick Warburton

The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much,
as intelligent Mr. Toad.
- Kenneth Grahame

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

People often get the wrong impression of Mick.
The clever businessman is just one side of Mick.
The other side is the same as the rest of us,
a true rocker!
- Ron Wood

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

As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time,
you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever
comebacks you wish you'd thought of.
- Iain Banks

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

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep
concern with real application issues.
They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
- Whitfield Diffie

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

Don't be too clever for an audience.
Make it obvious.
Make the subtleties obvious also.
- Billy Wilder

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.
- Graham Greene

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind,
Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute,
Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise,
Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
- Shel Silverstein

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
Nothing is often a good thing to say,
and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.
- Arthur Wellesley

If a film is very clever and well-written,
that's what gives you freedom as a director.
- Patrice Leconte

I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly,
but scheduling it was a nightmare.
- John Crowley

Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own
shoulders to those of others.
- Titus Livius

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

Take from a man his reputation for probity,
and the more shrewd and clever he is,
the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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