The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.— Rudyard Kipling
Perspective Clever Woman quotations
Love her but leave her wild.
A clever woman often compromises her husband; a stupid woman only compromises herself.
The students in your youth ministry don’t need your clever ideas and great programming skills. They need a living model—a man or woman of God who is passionate about his or her faith.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
Cleverness is like rouge - liberal application makes a woman look common and desperate. Wit is knowing how to apply it.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
A handsome woman talks nonsense, you listen and hear not nonsense but cleverness. She says and does horrid things, and you see only charm. And if a handsome woman does not say stupid or horrid things, you at once persuade yourself that she is wonderfully clever and moral.
The surest aid in combating the male's disease of self-contempt is to be loved by a clever woman.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool, a clever fool - perhaps - but a fool just the same.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
the world is not always kind to a clever woman even when she is visibly known to be earning her own living. There are always spiteful tongues wagging in the secret corners and byways, ready to assert that her work is not her own and and that some man is in the background, helping to keep her!
The saddest thing for a girl to do is dumb herself down for a guy.
Good women are rarely clever and clever women are rarely good.
When a man wants a mystery, it is generally better to leave him mystified.
Nobody loves a clever woman.
She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.
A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man; But it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool. I never made a mistake in my life; At least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards
Lars von Trier is very, very, very clever about women.
He gives the woman a space that I don't know any filmmaker does. Because in Breaking The Waves, protagonist Emily Watson is the Christ. Which man is doing that? I don't know any man giving that space to a woman. No one.
I've always been clever enough to surround myself with the best in whatever field I'm working in... Good people make you look good.
A strong man can handle a strong woman. A weak man will say she has an attitude.
Beauty is something that is hard to debate.
Every man thinks his ideal the best. But the wittiest woman rise to the top of this structure, conventional beauty often taking a back seat to a woman possessed of a clever tongue.
Daisy was a consciously happy young woman without any of the usual endowments that make for conscious happiness, money apart. She was not pretty, she was not clever, she had no friends, no talents, nor even an imagination to make her think she was happy when she was really miserable. As she was never miserable, she had no need of an imagination.
One woman I interviewed, Amanda Ghost, said, "Let's not bullshit, there are no women at the top of the music business, and that is a serious problem." And I said, "Yes!" And I didn't shy away from saying that. But I still don't want to be in the firing line. I'm not clever or witty or brave enough to get into the political nitty-gritty with it.
A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it.
She had the beret just about to leave my hand. So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there. And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but that that beret is going to fly.
Writing from a teen's perspective is easy as pie.
At least I've actually been a teen. I've never been a woman, or an ethnic minority, or a weary old man. If anything, writing from the perspective of a child is probably easier for me. When I was a kid everyone thought I was so clever and precocious. Now that I'm adult, everyone thinks that I'm kinda odd and childish.
In any relationship, the woman has control, the clever ones don't let the men know.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
My mother was a terrific force in my life.
Wartime-generation woman, hadn't gone to university but should have done. Was very funny, very verbal, very clever, very witty.
When a woman dislikes the man who is courting her, she parries him cleverly, like a willow in the wind.
The sincere love of books has nothing to do with cleverness or stupidity any more than any other sincere love. It is a quality of character, a freshness, a power of pleasure, a power of faith. A silly person may delight in reading masterpieces just as a silly person may delight in picking flowers. A fool may be in love with a poet as he may be in love with a woman.
A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it.
I don't like this idea of division: that if you're a clever woman then you've got to be a particular way. Because men don't. Men please themselves.
I do wish I could write like some of the American women, who can be clever and heartfelt and hopeful; people like Lorrie Moore and Jennifer Egan. But Ireland messed me up too much, I think, so I can't.
A sharp-tempered woman, or, for that matter, a man, Is easier to deal with than the clever type Who holds her tongue.
Woman are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
It's so easy to persecute an older, overweight, unwise, crude, ignorant woman who may very well be a good person at heart who has achieved a great deal in her life. So easy to vilify her and hate her and try to destroy her life. Woe to anyone today who is not slender, young, clever and politically correct.
Women have an incredible ability to pick up on emotional signals.
For example, there are some wolves that are so clever they have learned to dress up like sheep. Man says, "Looks like a sheep. Talks like a sheep." Woman says, "Ain't no sheep!"
There was an advert I rather liked. Devastated woman: "I've just seen the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!" Husband: "Never mind, love, it's not the end of the world."
She reads books as one would breathe air to fill up and live
Dissimulation is innate in woman, and almost as much a quality of the stupid as of the clever.
Perhaps, but you would not exist without a woman, would you? However little use you may find us, we are cleverer and more determined and more patient than men. Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.
This woman is beautiful and clever: but how much cleverer she would have become if she were not beautiful!
Cleopatra stood at one of the most dangerous intersections in history;
that of women and power. Clever women, Euripides had warned hundreds of years earlier, were dangerous.
By this method thousands of humans have been brought to think that humility means pretty women trying to believe they are ugly and clever men trying to believe they are fools. And since what they are trying to believe may, in some cases, be manifest nonsense, they cannot succeed in believing it and we have the chance of keeping their minds endlessly revolving on themselves in an effort to achieve the the impossible.