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Quote Left A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer -- that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two. Quote Right
Quote Left In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around. Quote Right
Quote Left In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him. Quote Right
Quote Left The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others. Quote Right
Quote Left There exists, at the bottom of all abasement and misfortune, a last extreme which rebels and joins battle with the forces of law and respectability in a desperate struggle, waged partly by cunning and partly by violence, at once sick and ferocious, in which it attacks the prevailing social order with the pin-pricks of vice and the hammer-blows of crime. Quote Right
Quote Left What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around. Quote Right
Quote Left What satire on government can equal the severity of censure conveyed in the word politic, which now for the ages has signified cunning, intima... Quote Right
Quote Left When we say our rulers, we mean those who are engaged in the manipulation of symbols. We must consider ourselves a symbolic, semantic class of life, and cannot cease from being so those who control the symbols rule us. Bankers, priests, lawyers, politicians, [and news media] constitute one class [of our rulers] and work together. They do not produce any values but manipulate the values produced by others, and often pass signs for no value at all. Scientists and teachers also comprise a ruling class. They produce the main values mankind has, but, at present, they do not realize this. They are, in the main, ruled by the cunning methods of the first class. Quote Right
Quote Left Well I've been bound and gagged and I've been terrorized And I've been castrated and I've been lobotomized But never has my tormenter come in such a cunning disguise I let love in I let love in [...] So if you're sitting all alone and hear a-knocking at you door and the air is full of promises, well buddy, you've been warned Far worse to be Love's lover than the lover that Love has scorned I let love in I let love in Quote Right
Quote Left O, what authority and show of truth can cunning sin cover itself withal! Quote Right
Quote Left The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, cunning, opportunistic, aquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment - or at least much handicap - to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need. Quote Right
Quote Left The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user. Quote Right
Quote Left Judged by every standard which history has applied to Governments, the Soviet Government of Russia is one of the worst tyrannies that has ever existed in the world. It accords no political rights. It rules by terror. It punishes political opinions. It suppresses free speech. It tolerates no newspapers but its own. It persecutes Christianity with a zeal and a cunning never equalled since the times of the Roman Emperors. It is engaged at this moment in trampling down the peoples of Georgia and executing their leaders by hundreds. Quote Right
Quote Left The weak in courage is strong in cunning. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review. Quote Right
Quote Left Thou shalt understand that it is a science most profitable, and passing all other sciences, for to learn to die. For a man to know that he shall die, that is common to all men; as much as there is no man that may ever live or he hath hope or trust thereof; but thou shalt find full few that hath this cunning to learn to die. I shall give thee the mystery of this doctrine; the which shall profit thee greatly to the beginning of ghostly health, and to a stable fundamental of all virtues. Quote Right
Quote Left Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. Quote Right
Quote Left Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides, Who covers faults at last shame them derides. Quote Right
Quote Left If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning. Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left Ephesians 4:14: Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. (NIV)

So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead. (AMP)

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (KJV)

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Quote Left Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses. Quote Right
Quote Left Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Cunning

Quote Left "Sin,' Cunning, Baffling, Powerful, `Sin” - William Darnell Sr Quote Right
Quote Left Save your ass from cunning idiots. They are in the shape of Gurus, Mystics, Speakers, Pranksters, Punsters and Peer Faqeers. Quote Right
Quote Left Funny, how people think of themselves as clever by outwitting others and then brag about it. That's not clever! That's cunning! Quote Right
Quote Left In the world of oratory, the cunning atheist declares himself a believer to preserve access to the rich fund of stories in religious texts and to the powerful concepts of God, fate, angels, the soul, & the afterlife Quote Right
Quote Left You know you are with the wrong group of people when, they're not cunning enough to know when you are lying and not wise enough to know when you're not. Quote Right