Sneaky Sayings and Quotes

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

Strict parents create sneaky kids. Bryant A. Loney
Fear is a sneaky thief, stealing away precious moments of your life. Elizabeth Lesser
A cat, by any other name, is still a sneaky little furball that barfs on the furniture. Chris Rock
Texting is a fundamentally sneaky form of communication, which we should despise, but it is such a boon we don't care. We are all sneaks now. Lynne Truss
A sly piece of good luck, which nobody knows of is delightful. Publilius Syrus
A crafty knave needs no broker. Horace
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains. Criss Jami
The crafty person is always in danger; and when they think they walk in the dark, all their pretenses are transparent. John Tillotson
A crafty enemy will set a weak ambush you are meant to break through. Confident because you have dealt with the threat, your guard relaxed, you walk into the second, stronger ambush. Robert Jordan
All our parents have levels of deviousness. We're driven to write about this discrepancy between the bright shining selves they invented and the monsters lurking underneath. Francine du Plessix Gray
What a story is, is devious. It pretends transparency, forthrightness. It engages with ordinary people, ordinary matters, recognizable stuff. But this is all a masquerade. What good stories deal with is the horror and incomprehensibi lity of time, the dark encroachment of old catastrophes. Joy Williams
You can't build the bridge of trust with the scaffolding of lies and underhand deals Ian Paisley
Cunning proceeds from lack of capacity. Benjamin Franklin
Cunning and treachery proceed from want of capacity. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Cunning cheats itself wholly, and other people partially. Miguel de Cervantes
Cunning pays no regard to virtue, and is but the low mimic of reason. Henry St John
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. Plato
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses. William Hazlitt
Never teach your child to be cunning or you may be certain you will be one of the very first victims of his shrewdness. Josh Billings
To be a good diarist, one must have a snouty, sneaky mind. Harold Nicolson
Humans are pretty crafty but will fold quickly in severe cold. Henry Rollins
It would seem that the more irresponsible and crafty one is, the more likely one is to have a talent for storytelling. Osamu Dazai
That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass - deadly to the incautious wayfarer. Charles Spurgeon
Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality. Carl Gustav Jung
I think life is so difficult to catch, it's so furtive, that a copy, a film, can in no way catch it and represent it. Abbas Kiarostami
In business be as able as you can, but do not be cunning; cunning is the dark sanctuary of incapacity. Lord Chesterfield
Whoever appears to have much cunning has in reality very little; being deficient in the essential article, which is, to hide cunning. Henry Home
Evil is a far more cunning and persevering propagandist than good, for it has no inward strength, and is driven to seek countenance and sympathy. James Russell Lowell