Quotations About / On: SMART

  • 11.
    The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. Trans. as Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths, "Lord, Forgive them ...," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 4 (1909).)
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  • 12.
    A Cherokee is too smart to put anything in the contribution box of a race that's robbed him of his birthright.
    (Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix), Cimarron, explaining why Native Americans wouldn't contribute to the church's collection plate (1931).)
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  • 13.
    Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
    (Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda), In Harm's Way (1965).)
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  • 14.
    I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?
    (Fran Lebowitz (20th century), U.S. author. "Words Are Easy, Books Are Not," The New York Times (August 10, 1994).)
  • 15.
    If to be masculine is to be smart, do let [woman] try; or are you afraid, if she has the chance, that a few of your laurels will droop?
    (M.C. R., U.S. women's magazine contributor. The Revolution (March 19, 1868).)
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  • 16.
    Often, we expect too much [from a nanny]. We want someone like ourselves—bright, witty, responsible, loving, imaginative, patient, well-mannered, and cheerful. Also, we want her to be smart, but not so smart that she's going to get bored in two months and leave us to go to medical school.
    (Louise Lague (20th century), U.S. editor and writer. The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips, and Everyday Wisdom, ch. 4 (1995).)
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  • 17.
    I thought I seen some mean little gals in my time, but you're the meanest. You want to know how I know how mean you are? 'Cause I'm mean. I'm smart and I'm mean. And you're smart and you're mean. And you never get caught and I never get caught.
    (John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and novel by William March. Mervyn Le Roy. Leroy (Henry Jones), The Bad Seed, telling Rhoda that he's on to her (1956).)
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  • 18.
    Hard work never fails; No doubt there is no failure for hard work yet the man who put the hard work succeed only when he projects it in the smart way. Otherwise it will be noticed in the edge of the moment. Isn't it?
    (Thought of writing on seeing those unsung heroes)
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  • 19.
    I think the Mayans were very smart. They knew we would somehow kill ourselves by 2012. And i think they were right to a large extent. Morally, we are all dead.
    (Mann Bhatia)
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  • 20.
    No matter how wise you are, how rich you are, and how smart you are, Doing nothing with these gifts to bless your fellow man will always equate to an empty space which the world will soon forget.
    (by Antoinette Forrester)
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