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Cunning Quotes | cunning people – Cleverness is the art of hiding its faults and finding other people’s weaknesses. Cunning leads to slavery. But it is a step from one to another, and it is very slippery. Just lying makes a difference; Add to that cunning, and it is slavery.
1.Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock..
2.Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
3.Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
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4.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.
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5.Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.
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6.The sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more cunning than others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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7.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.
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8.Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
9.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
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10.To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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11.I love cunning containers as much as anyone, but I’ve found that if I get rid of everything I don’t need, I often don’t need a container at all.
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12.This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.
13.Fahrenheit 9/11′ is astounding. Not so much as a film – although it is cunning and moving – but as an event.
14.They’re the smartest, most cunning, slick, coolest group of people on the planet. Generation Z, I love y’all.
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15.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.
16.I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty – a sunken beauty.
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17.The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.
18.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.
19.In his enigmatic and cunning story ‘The Crown of Feathers,’ Isaac Bashevis Singer refuses to produce uncontradictory evidence of God’s will but rather mixes all signals, jams the evidence, stalls every conclusion.
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20.The English are good at bad guys – the James Bond-style villain, cunning, slow-burning. The Americans are much more obvious about it.