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Subtlety Quotes


These are some of the best 'Subtlety' quotations and sayings.

Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.

Cunning pays no regard to virtue, and is but the low mimic of wisdom.

It is said that Windham, when he came to the end of a speech, often found himself so perplexed by his own subtlety that he hardly knew which way he was going to give his vote. This is a good illustration of the fallaciousness of reasoning, and of the uncertainties which attend its practical application.

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Subtlety will sometimes give safety, no less than strength; and minuteness has sometimes escaped, where magnitude would have been crushed. The little animal that kills the boa is formidable chiefly from its insignificance, which is incompressible by the folds of its antagonist.

This is the fruit of craft, that he that shoots up high, looks for the shaft, and finds it in his own forehead.