Quotations On Cunning

  • In a great business there is nothing so fatal as cunning management.—Junius.
  • Cunning leads to knavery; it is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery; lying only makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.—La Bruyère.
  • Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.—Hazlitt.
  • A cunning man overreaches no one half as much as himself.—Beecher.
  • The animals to whom nature has given the faculty we call cunning know always when to use it, and use it wisely; but when man descends to cunning, he blunders and betrays.—Thomas Paine.
  • The most sure method of subjecting yourself to be deceived, is to consider yourself more cunning than others.—La Rochefoucauld.