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Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
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.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.
Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
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
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
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.
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.
This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.
I'm devious, cruel, cunning and addictive.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
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.
People don't realize what a brilliant politician Lincoln was. Looking back, we want to ascribe a level of providence to his every decision but he was a cunning and calculating politician; from the cultivation of his image as a hayseed from Illinois, to his ability to keep this country together under dire circumstances.
Henry Louis Gates
The English are good at bad guys - the James Bond-style villain, cunning, slow-burning. The Americans are much more obvious about it.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning.
A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit.
Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
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.
While one should never underestimate the ability of risk-besotted financiers to wreak havoc, the real threat to capitalism isn't unfettered financial cunning. It is, instead, the unwillingness of executives to confront the changing expectations of their stakeholders.
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