Crafty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crafty quotes, crafty sayings, and crafty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting

Ptahhotep

A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.

Criss Jami

A person with his good writing can make some earning, but if he seems to be enjoying luxury living then probably it's time for all to see the intention of the people behind his promotion.     

Anuj Somany

That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass deadly to the incautious wayfarer.

Charles Spurgeon

Clever is when one is crafty enough to mistake your imagination for intelligence. Smart is when one assumes they are too educated to notice the difference.     

Kerry E. Wagner

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

John Tillotson

Humans are pretty crafty but will fold quickly in severe cold.

Henry Rollins

Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough.

Paul Simon

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.     

John Tillotson

Cunning grows in deceit at seeing itself discovered, and tries to deceive with truth itself.

Balthasar Gracian

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.     

William Hazlitt

Cunning is only the mimic of discretion, and may pass upon weak men in the same manner as vivacity is often mistaken for wit, and gravity for wisdom.

Joseph Addison

Cunning is natural to mankind. It is the sense of our weakness, and an attempt to effect by concealment what we cannot do openly and by force.     

William Hazlitt

A cunning mind emphatically delights in its own cunning, and is the ready prey of cunning.

Anna Jameson

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

William Blake

The most effectual way to be deceived is to believe oneself more cunning than one's neighbors.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld