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What Does CASANOVA Mean When Saying "Honest CUNNING is a VIRTUE?"
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[quote:Copernica:MV8xMjc1NDUwXzIwODIxOTQ1X0MxRDgyOTYz] It depends on which definition of cunning you use: # attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby" # craft: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception # crafty: marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney" # crafty artfulness (especially in deception) # clever: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem" wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn The skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful; Aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour; Skillful, artful; Cute, appealing [/quote]
Casanova said this on his famous quote :
Cheating is a sin, but
is simply prudence.
It is a virtue
To be sure, it has a likeness to roguery, but that cannot be helped. He who has not learned to practice it is a fool."
Being cunning..is negative. What is the virtue about it? Please en light me because I can't understand the meaning of his words.
In what way..being cunning can be considered prudence? Virtue?
What is "Honest Cunning" anyway??? is this a hidden message of some sort?
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