Best 78 of Cunning quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All substances the cunning chemist Time Melts down into that liquor of my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Blake

If the lion was advised by the fox, he would be cunning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Austen

Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Caleb Colton

Taking things not as they ought to be, but as they are, I fear it must be allowed that Macchiavelli will always have more disciples than Jesus.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Shakespeare

The cunning livery of hell.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Toba Beta

See not the face.. but only the eyes, of the poker face.

By Anonym 17 Sep

James Joyce

Non servirò ciò in cui non credo più, si chiami questo la casa, la patria o la Chiesa: e tenterò di esprimere me stesso in un qualunque modo di vita o di arte quanto più potrò liberamente e integralmente, adoperando per difendermi le sole armi che mi concedo di usare: il silenzio, l'esilio e l'astuzia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

Roguery is thought by some to be cunning and laughable: it is neither; it is devilish.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fulke Greville

It would be doing cunning too much honor to call it an inferior species of true discernment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Plautus

Wine is a cunning wrestler.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Hopkins

I'm devious, cruel, cunning and addictive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Whately

It is a remarkable circumstance in reference to cunning persons that they are often deficient not only in comprehensive, far-sighted wisdom, but even in prudent, cautious circumspection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. Gayan Priyankara

behind every smile there is a cunning face

By Anonym 15 Sep

Neil Gaiman

CHORONZON: I am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler. MORPHEUS: I am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing. CHORONZON: I am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing. MORPHEUS: I am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged. CHORONZON: I am a snake, spider-devouring, posion-toothed. MORPHEUS: I am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy-footed. CHORONZON: I am an anthrax, butcher bacterium, warm-life destroying. MORPHEUS: I am a world, space-floating, life-nurturing. CHORONZON: I am a nova, all-exploding... planet-cremating. MORPHEUS: I am the Universe -- all things encompassing, all life embracing. CHORONZON: I am Anti-Life, the Beast of Judgment. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds... of everything. Sss. And what will you be then, Dreamlord? MORPHEUS: I am hope.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Adam Smith

The prudent man always studies seriously and earnestly to understand whatever he professes to understand, and not merely to persuade other people that he understands it; and though his talents may not always be very brilliant, they are always perfectly genuine. He neither endeavours to impose upon you by the cunning devices of an artful impostor, nor by the arrogant airs of an assuming pedant, nor by the confident assertions of a superficial and imprudent pretender. He is not ostentatious even of the abilities which he really possesses. His conversation is simple and modest, and he is averse to all the quackish arts by which other people so frequently thrust themselves into public notice and reputation.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Moliere

You may plainly perceive the traitor through his mask; he is well known every-where in his true colors; his rolling eyes and his honeyed tones impose only on those who do not know him. People are aware that this low-bred fellow, who deserves to be pilloried, has, by the dirtiest jobs, made his way in the world; and that the splendid position he has acquired makes merit repine and virtue blush. Yet whatever dishonourable epithets may be launched against him everywhere, nobody defends his wretched honour. Call him a rogue, an infamous wretch, a confounded scoundrel if you like, all the world will say “yea, ” and no one contradicts you. But for all that, his bowing and scraping are welcome everywhere; he is received, smiled upon, and wriggles himself into all kinds of society; and, if any appointment is to be secured by intriguing, he will carry the day over a man of the greatest worth. Zounds! these are mortal stabs to me, to see vice parleyed with; and sometimes times I feel suddenly inclined to fly into a wilderness far from the approach of men.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Coluche

Certains ont l’air honnête, mais quand ils te serrent la main, tu as intérêt à recompter tes doigts. Some may look honest, but when you shake their hand, you had better count your fingers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mikhail Lermontov

Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Moliere

You may plainly perceive the traitor through his mask; he is well-known everywhere in his true colors; his rolling eyes and his honeyed tones impose only on those who do not know him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Franklin

Be neither silly, nor cunning, but wise

By Anonym 18 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Some bad friends are so crafty in such a way that by the time their mission is reveal, they have already executed portions of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Johnson

Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace

Be not caught by the cunning of those who appear in a disguise.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Olivia Cunning

Would you like to sit?" Kellen asked her. "You'd better do it soon," Owen whispered close to her ear, "or I'm going to bend you over that table and break the club's no-penetration-in-the-lounge rule.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hilary Mantel

Henry stirs into life. 'Do I retain you for what is easy? Do you think it is for your personal beauty? The charm of your presence? I keep you, Master Cromwell, because you are as cunning as a bag of serpents. But do not be a viper in my bosom. You know my decision. Execute it.' pg. 585

By Anonym 16 Sep

Angelica Hopes

Don't ever accuse anyone of being full of pride, undignified and unprofessional when simply they are wise to move away from dishonest schemers. Dishonesty comprise too of layers of lies simply casted for impressive appearances. There are times too that corrupt hearts have their own confused, modified, self-affirming, pro-self interest business inclined definition of "professional, integrity, dignified and pride.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sophocles

AGAMEMNÔN. Il n’est pas facile à un roi d’être pieux. ODYSSEUS. Mais les rois peuvent obéir aux amis qui les conseillent bien.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christina Stead

Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Virginia Alison

There is nothing so cunning as tangled deception. If you wish to seek out the truth, first uncover the lies that surround the illusion...

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

Bad people often end up as heroes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Richard Curtis

I have a cunning plan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

T. S. Eliot

History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Shakespeare

The seeming truth which cunning times put on to entrap the wisest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Mccain

I was an addict. That's why, ... I tell you, addiction is a very cunning enemy.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tana French

It does that to you, being a detective. You look at blank space and see gears turning, motives and cunning; nothing looks innocent any more. Most times when you prove away the gears, the blank space looks lovely, peaceful. But that arm: innocent, it looked just as dangerous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oliver Goldsmith

The bounds of a man's knowledge are easily concealed, if he has but prudence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bill Mclaren

Those props are as cunning as a bag o' weasels.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Steele

It has been a sort of maxim, that the greatest art is to conceal art; but I know not how, among some people we meet with, their greatest cunning is to appear cunning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Davies

Cancer is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

I suggest to you, late or not late, the moment you have discovered that the mission of someone is to pee on your dreams, keep him away or keep away from him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guy De Maupassant

To avoid each other, their eyes had developed an amazing mobility with all the cunning of enemies fearful of meeting each other head on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas More

To love God, which was a thing far excelling all the cunning that is possible for us in this life to obtain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anna Brownell Jameson

A cunning mind emphatically delights in its own cunning, and is the ready prey of cunning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josh Billings

Wise men have but few confidants, and cunning ones none.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Adams

Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Degas

A picture is an artificial work, outside nature. It calls for as much cunning as the commission of a crime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Philpot Curran

The first inventions of commerce are, like those of all other arts, cunning and short-sighted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sydney J. Harris

History repeats itself, but in such cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alberto Manguel

Through ignorance, through faith, through intelligence, through trickery and cunning, through illumination, the reader rewrites the text with the same words of the original but under another heading, re-creating it, as it were, in the very act of bringing it into being.

By Anonym 20 Sep

James Joyce

You have asked me what I would do and what I would not do. I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use— silence, exile, and cunning.