All obstructions to the execution of the Laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, controul, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial […]
Sly as a fox.
Cunning is a short blanket – if you pull it over your face, you expose your feet.
Bribes throw Dust into cunning Men’s eyes.
She knew her distance and did angle for me, Madding my eagerness with her restraint, As all impediments on fancy’s course Are motives of more fancy; and in fine, her infinite cunning, with her modern grace Subdued me to her rate. (All’s Well That Ends Well)
I have a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.
More are taken in by hope than by cunning.
There is a cunning which we in England call the turning of the cat in the pan.
In things that a man would not be seen in himself, it is a point of cunning to borrow the name of the world; as to say, “The world says,” or “There is a speech abroad.”
There is a cunning which we in England call “the turning of the cat in the pan;” which is, when that which a man says to another, he lays it as if another had said it to him.