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.
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.
Cunning has effect from the credulity of others, rather than from the abilities of those who are cunning. It requires no extraordinary talents to lie and deceive.
In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning, yelling works better.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool. (Marquis of Halifax)