Quotations on Cunning

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And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?
- Archilochus
(Keywords: Life, Cunning, Grave)

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Men, Cunning, Hurt, Nothing, State)

Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
- Francis Beaumont
(Keywords: Cunning, Envy)

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Fear, Cruelty, Cunning, Fighting, Freedom, March)

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: People, Being, Cunning, Intellect, Quick, Understanding)

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Greatness, Cunning, Infinite, Man, Unhappiness)

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
- Pablo Casals
(Keywords: Heart, Cunning, Machines, Man)

None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Cunning, Justice, May)

Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
- Don DeLillo
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Ideas, Cunning, Quiet, Silence)

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty.
- Jean Genet
(Keywords: Beauty, Cunning, Deep)

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
- A. E. Housman
(Keywords: American, Cunning, Innocence)

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Life, Cunning, Fight, Personality, Self, Will)

Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
- Mikhail Lermontov
(Keywords: Success, People, Cunning, Glory, Nothing)

Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.
- Ovid
(Keywords: Cunning, Difference, Knavery, Lying)

In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better.
- Cynthia Ozick
(Keywords: Cunning, Obvious, Saying)

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
- Plato
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Cunning, Justice)

This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Keywords: Cunning, Fault, First, Wine)

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Cunning, Self)

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
- Arundhati Roy
(Keywords: Ability, America, Cunning, Fact, Fight, Fighting, Weapons)

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
- George Savile
(Keywords: Cunning, Fool, Knave, Man, Play, Weakness, Wit)

Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
- Giorgos Seferis
(Keywords: Action, Cunning, Man, Pride, Will)

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.
- John Tillotson
(Keywords: Art, Cunning, Deceit)

Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods.
- Jon Voight
(Keywords: Cunning, Fool)

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Art, Time, Heart, Care, Cunning, Passion, Skill, Years)









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