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Abraham LincolnYou can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

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Oscar WildeOne should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Niccolò MachiavelliOne must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

William BlakeWhen a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Lord ChesterfieldWithout some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Francis BaconNothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Fyodor DostoyevskyThe more cunning a man is, the less he suspects that he will be caught in a simple thing. The more cunning a man is, the simpler the trap he must be caught in.

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

Rutherford B. HayesFighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.

—  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822-1893, American President [1877-1881]

George OrwellIf you kept the small rules, you could break the big ones.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

William BlakeThe weak in courage is strong in cunning.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

William ShakespeareLook like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Macbeth


Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek phrasePlaying the fox to another fox.

Αλωπεκίζειν προς ετέραν αλώπεκα.

—  Ancient Greek phrase

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