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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.
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
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning.
Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
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.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
I'm devious, cruel, cunning and addictive.
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?
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.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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.
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
Dictators are allergic to reform, and they are cunning survivors. They will do whatever it takes to preserve their power and wealth, no matter how much blood ends up on their hands. They are master deceivers and talented manipulators who cannot be trusted to change.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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