There Is A Cunning Which We In England Call "the Turning Of The Cat In The Pa
There is a cunning which we in England call "the turning of the cat
in the pan;" which is, when that which a man says to another, he lays
it as if another had said it to him.
-- 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)...
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...
Pyrrhus, when his friends congratulated to him his victory over the Romans under Fabricius, but with great slaughter of his own side, said to them, "Ye
but if we have such another victory, we are undone....
Without the Greeks, we wouldn't have history. The Greeks invented three kinds of columns - Corinthian, Doric and Ironic.
They also had myths.A myth is a female moth. One myth says that the mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Stynx until he became intolerable....
Calmness is great advantage; he that lets another chafe may warm him at his fire, mark all his wand'rings and enjoy his frets, as cunning fencers suffer heat to tire.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
-- Francis Baco...
Love is what we call the situation which occurs when two people who are sexually compatible discover that they can also tolerate one another in various other circumstances.
-- Marc Maihueird...
Attention everybody! Larry Blackadder has another cunning plan!