It Is A Good Point Of Cunning For A Man To Shape The Answer He Would Have In His Own Words And Propositions, For It Makes The Other Party Stick The Less.
It is a good point of cunning for a man to shape the answer he would
have in his own words and propositions, for it makes the other party
stick the less.
-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
-- Of Cunning
In things that a man would not be seen in himself, it is a point of cunning to borrow the name of the world
as to say, "The world says," or "There is a speech abroad....
We take cunning for a sinister and crooked wisdom, and certainly there is a great difference between a cunning man and a wise man, not only in point of honesty but in point of ability.
-- Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)...
There is a cunning which we in England call "the turning of the cat in the pa
which is, when that which a man says to another, he lays it as if another had said it to him....
It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, "It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) -- Of Adversity...
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic.
A man's own observation, what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health....
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
Chiefly the mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) -- Of Fortune...
A man who studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. -- Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
My Lord, I have a cunning plan..