Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
— James Madison

At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness -- not crimes and scandals.
Soren Kierkegaard crafty quote

The crafty person is always in danger; and when they think they walk in the dark, all their pretenses are transparent.
— John Tillotson

Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
— James Madison

Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character.
— crafty quotation by S. Dubay