The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.
—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–99) German Philosopher, Physicist
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
—Laozi (fl.6th Century BCE) Chinese Philosopher, Sage
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
—William Blake (1757–1827) English Poet, Painter, Printmaker
Cunning pays no regard to virtue, and is but the low mimic of wisdom.
—Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751) English Politician, Philosopher