Quotation Explorer - 'Cunning'

Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not. - Francis Bacon
Wisdom of a person is his ability to see beyond the visible ground and never let an unsound, cunning people to hang around. - Anuj Somany
The moment you let the mind overpower you, you get disconnected from nature. By and by you become less receptive more reactive; less innocent more cunning. Be wiser! - Ramana Pemmaraju
I used to take my morning tea at her kiosk and I took an interest in what she was doing. I later learnt she was taking care of her grandchildren. Sadly, she was taken ill and had to close her nylon-walled smoky shack. But all the wit and cunning of the character came from her. - Stanley Gazemba
behind every smile there is a cunning face - R. Gayan Priyankara
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends. - Charles de Gaulle
CUNNING, n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses." - Ambrose Bierce
Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Like democracy, civilization has to be willed and practice. Otherwise, society is a war of all against all, powered by individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power.
All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. - Martin Luther
Baldrick: Have you got a plan, my lord?Blackadder: Yes I have, and it's so cunning you can brush your teeth with it! - Richard Curtis
There is nothing so cunning as tangled deception. If you wish to seek out the truth, first uncover the lies that surround the illusion... - Virginia Alison
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. - A. E. Housman
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. - Bible
A true generous heart can never revolve majorly with monetary skills nor business acumen nor cunning mind. - Angelica Hopes
On Andrew Jackson: "His native strength compelled every man to be his tool that came within his reach; and the more cunning the individual might be, it served only to make him a sharper tool. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
But he was one of those weak creatures, void of pride, timorous, anemic, hateful souls, full of shifty cunning, who face neither God nor man, who face not even themselves. - H.G. Wells
Great words, arranged with cunning and artistry, could change the perceived world for some readers - Pat Conroy
Was he he handsome?" she asked with a sly smirk."Very. He is still, I think.""The devil, they say, goes about in finery.""And if you believe Beelzebub is as cunning as he is attractive, then I think we have found him. - Nancy E. Turner
Our spiritual history is the history of God-ventriloquists! The truth is that the voice of God is the voice of cunning Man, the ventriloquist's voice! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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