Cunning surpasses strength.
— Proverbs

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld cunning quote

Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
— Alexander Pope

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
— Iris Murdoch

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
— cunning quotation by William Hazlitt