Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
— Arnold Bennett ingenuousness quote
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
— Douglas Adams
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
— Jean Rostand
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
— ingenuousness quotation by Walter Savage Landor
Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.
Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?
The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.
Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
Logic is a large drawer, containing some useful instruments, and many more that are superfluous. A wise man will look into it for two purposes, to avail himself of those instruments that are really useful, and to admire the ingenuity with which those that are not so, are assorted and arranged.
Men were only made into men with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally a man any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful;
there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown...
Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.
Consider that we receive 10,000 times as much energy from the sun every year as we use in energy from all forms - 10,000 times. So our energy problems are not intractable. It's a challenge to our ingenuity.
Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues. You don't get to keep doing that.
We need American sources of resources, we need American energy, brought to you by American ingenuity and produced by American workers.
I'm inspired by the sheer ingenuity and intelligence possessed by my fellow band mates.
Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.
Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.
Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world - the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe.
Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.
I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore.
It takes a certain ingenuous faith - but I have it - to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.
Programmers are not to be measured by their ingenuity and their logic but by the completeness of their case analysis.
Through the ingenuousness of her age beamed an ardent mind, a mind not of the women but of the poet; she did not please, she intoxicated.
Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.
I spend a lot of time at my son's school and I really wanted to do a movie that the kids could see. The good thing about being my age and not having to be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom. I get to have kids in my movies.