The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, And took them quite away!— Lewis Carroll
Beautiful Knave quotations
Though we may not desire to detect fraud, we must not, on that account, endeavor to be insensible of it, for, as cunning is a crime, so is duplicity a fault, and if men dread knaves, they also despise fools.
The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a hot summer's day.
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts. The mad Queen said, "Off with his head! Off with his head! Off with his head!" Well... that's too bad... no more heads to cut.
Credulity is always a ridiculous, often a dangerous failing: it has made of many a clever man, a fool; and of many a good man, a knave.
A rich man is an honest man--no thanks to him;
for he would be a double knave, to cheat mankind when he had no need of it: he has no occasion to press upon his integrity, nor so much as to touch upon the borders of dishonesty.
Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are the plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave.
I agree that one can't dispense with the reins and the whip altogether, for knaves find their way even into literature, but no thinking will discover a better police for literature than the critics and the author's own conscience.
To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves: such a prohibition ought to fill them with disdain.
Every knave is a thorough knave, and a thorough knave is a knave throughout.
Hanifs (Muslims) are stumbling, Christians all astray Jews wildered, Magians far on error’s way. We mortals are composed of two great schools Enlightened knaves or else religious fools.
History - an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant
Most Men are Cowards, all Men should be Knaves.
The Difference lies, as far as I can see, Not in the thing it self, but the Degree.
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
Knavery is the best defense against a knave.
Power, when invested in the hands of knaves or fools, generally is the source of tyranny.
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten.
The world is made up, for the most part, of fools and knaves, both irreconcileable foes to truth.
A fool is often as dangerous to deal with as a knave, and always more incorrigible.
Negro equality, Fudge!! How long in the Government of a God great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue to be knaves to vend and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagoguism as this?
Who sows a field, or trains a flower, Or plants at tree, is more than all.
The credulity of dupes is as inexhaustible as the invention of knaves.
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike - and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two - are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats.
Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, But good men starve for want of impudence.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
Avoid the politic, the factious fool, The busy, buzzing, talking harden'd knave;
The quaint smooth rogue that sins against his reason, Calls saucy loud sedition public zeal, And mutiny the dictates of his spirit.
Knaves starve not in the land of fools.
Fashion--a word which knaves and fools may use, Their knavery and folly to excuse.
The life even of a just man is a round of petty frauds;
that of a knave a series of greater. We degrade life by our follies and vices, and then complain that the unhappiness which is only their accompaniment is inherent in the constitution of things.
A crafty knave needs no broker.
Water of life is gonna flow again/changed from the blood of heroes and knaves/Word mercy's gonna have a new meaning/ when we are judged by the children of our slaves.
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
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.
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.