A prowde hert in a beggers brest, A fowle visage with gay temples of atyre, Horrible othes with an holy prist, A justice of juges to selle and lete to hyre, A knave to comande and have an empire, To yeve a jugement of that never was wrought, To preche of pees and sette eche man on fyre, It may wele ryme but it accordith nought.
He who says that there is no such thing as an honest man is himself a knave .
The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All of a summer day: The knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts And took them quite away!
How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily! But how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms! Tosparethegrossness ofthenames, and to dothe thing yet moreseverely, isto drawa full face, and tomake the nose and cheeks stand out, and yet not to employ any depth of shadowing.john dryden
Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
Titles are marks of honest men, and wise. The fool or knave that wears a title lies.Edward Young
Now I will show myselfTo have more of the serpent than the dove;That is—more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
There's ne'er a villain dwelling in all DenmarkBut he's an arrant knave.william shakespeare
He made his point well; but he made it too often. And an attack of that kind, personal and savage in its nature, loses its effect when it is evident that the words have been prepared. A good deal may be done in dispute by calling a man an ass or a knave, but the resolve to use the words should have been made only at the moment, and they should come hot from the heart.Anthony Trollope
A king may spille, a king may save; A king may make of lorde a knave; And of a knave a lorde also.john gower
Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
Titles are marks of honest men, and wise : The fool or knave that wears a title lies.Edward Young
That man is thought a dangerous knave, Or zealot plotting crime, Who for advancement of his kind Is wiser than his time.
Now I will show myself To have more of the serpent than the dove; That is more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
Zeno first started that doctrine, that knavery is the best defence against a knave.
There's ne'er a villain dwelling in all Denmark But he's an arrant knave.william shakespeare
Fraud may consist as well in the suppression of what is true as in the representation of what is false. If a man professing to answer a question, select those facts only which are likely to give a credit to the person of whom he speaks, and keep back the rest, he is a more artful knave than he who tells a direct falsehood.
Earth bears no balsams for mistakes; Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool That did his will: but thou, O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool.
Although Braid believed that hypnotic suggestion was a valuable remedy in functional nervous disorders, he did not regard it as a rival to other forms of treatment , nor wish in any way to separate its practice from that of medicine in general. He held that whoever talked of a "universal remedy" was either a fool or a knave: similar diseases often arose from opposite pathological conditions, and the treatment ought to be varied accordingly. He objected being called a hypnotist; he was, he said, no more a "hypnotic" than a "castor-oil" doctor .
A rascally yea-forsooth knave!
That sir which serves and seeks for gain, And follows but for form, Will pack when it begins to rain, And leave thee in the storm. But I will tarry; the fool will stay, And let the wise man fly: The knave turns fool that runs away; The fool, no knave, perdy.william shakespeare