Cunning Quotes

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  • In a great business there is nothing so fatal as cunning management.
    o 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.
    o Jean de La Bruyère

  • Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.
    o William Hazlitt

  • A cunning man overreaches no one half as much as himself.
    o 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.
    o Thomas Paine

  • The most sure method of subjecting yourself to be deceived, is to consider yourself more cunning than others.
    o François de La Rochefoucauld

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